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Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

1777 E Broad St, Columbus, OH 43203-2040
614-715-8000
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Ranked #2 of 70 attractions in Columbus
Type: Gardens
Owner description: Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is a premier botanical landmark and attraction featuring exceptional plant collections, indoor and... more » Owner description: Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is a premier botanical landmark and attraction featuring exceptional plant collections, indoor and outdoor gardens, seasonal art and nature-based exhibitions, and a dynamic array of events for visitors of all ages. Current and Upcoming exhibitions include:Bruce Munro: Light: A special evening engagement featuring the light-based works of artist Bruce Munro. On view Wednesday–Friday evenings, September 25, 2013–February 8, 2014. Merry & Bright: The Conservatory's annual holiday celebration featuring festive poinsettia and evergreen displays, a gingerbread competition and special entertainment. November 23, 2013–January 5, 2014. Orchids: An artful and imaginative display of hundreds of orchids in the warm Dorothy M. Davis Showhouse. January 11–April 14, 2014. Blooms & Butterflies: The 20th anniversary of this popular exhibition features hundreds of colorful, exotic butterflies flying freely in the Pacific Island Water Garden. March 8–September 28, 2014. « less
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Columbus, Ohio
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

I have been to the Conservatory many times, and it never fails to impress. Come here in the winter to visit the rainforest or desert. Come in the summer to de-stress in all the beauty. The environments you walk through are all gorgeous, a feast for the eyes, and set off with Chihuly glass on permanent exhibit. As other reviewers... More

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westerville
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Floral gardens, butterfly gardens and wine at night. A site you'll remember. Always something new to entice your senses.

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

The gardens are well kept and separated by themes. Some of them quite different from Columbus' regular plants. What adds to the beauty of the gardens are the seasonal exhibits, especially the glass decorations they display to enhance the appearance of the plants and flowers. They also have ponds with fish, butterflies and the whole place is handicap accessible. A... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

We visited franklin park conservatory in december. It is a good place. They have lots of floral collections. All parts of the world like deserts, tropical lands,rain forests and also many other areas are depicted very well. They have the plants in himalayan region that I loved the most. You can even purchase the plants in their store!! It is... More

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North Olmsted, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

It was reasonable and I was able to get all around in the wheelchair. We met a lovely man working on the glass exhibits, and we had a nice chat

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

When I was a kid I didn't particularly enjoy outing to the conservatory. But as an adult. It gives a great appreciation for natures beauty and a great way to spend a few hours.

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

The light show every evening at twilight is spectacular--and FREE. If you're visiting the city, try to include it. You don't see the inside of the Conservatory--save that for a daytime visit (they also have a good on-site eatery) To view the light show, go to the east side of Franklin Park. IF you're REALLY lucky and in town for... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Unusual art installations to amazing orchids to kids activities--loved it so much I became a member! The butterfly exhibit has been my favorite so far!

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FrankPkConservatory, Manager at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for supporting the Conservatory! Hope you enjoy your membership. More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Took my daughter for Butterflies and Blooms. Enjoyed the butterflies, the Chihuly glass, the hot shop. Would love to take a class in the hot shop. Left with a caterpillar that my daughter got to watch turn into a butterfly and then release at home. Definitely would do this again.

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FrankPkConservatory, Manager at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! Please check our website, www.fpconservatory.org, for a schedule of upcoming glassblowing classes. You can make your own candy bowl, bud vase, hummingbird feeder and more! Hope you can visit again soon! More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Love going here. Enjoy it when the butterflies are there. Love it at Christmas time. And when Chihuly was there it was amazing. Below I have to choose what sort of visit it was--well have gone as a couple, family with children and with friends.

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FrankPkConservatory, Manager at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review. You may be interested in visiting again this summer-- 20 works from the Conservatory's Chihuly Collection will be back on display! More

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