Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Columbus, OH

August 6, 2018 - 7:00am to 8:30pm


Visit Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens and discover beautiful indoor and outdoor gardens filled with exotic plant life from around the world, water features, and seasonal exhibitions. Glass artwork by Dale Chihuly from the Conservatory’s permanent collection is on long term view and learn more about the art of glass making during a demonstration in the Conservatory’s working Hot Shop.

New for 2018, explore the Scott’s MiracleGro Foundation’s 2-acre Children’s Garden and expanded Grand Mallway spaces which will feature this year’s exhibition of Topiaries at the Conservatory, a collection of over 100 animal topiaries created by the Conservatory’s horticulture design team.

Interactive artwork by artist Theo Watson will be featured in the Cardinal Health Gallery. The Conservatory’s Bonsai collection will be featured in Dorothy M. Davis Showhouse, and over 2,000 live tropical butterflies will be in free-flight in the Pacific Island Water Gardens.

Doug Oster will lead us on a tour of the facility, speak on the bus, and help us to get the most from our visit.



7:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Fee: $100 for members and nonmembers
(Fee includes: motorcoach transportation, entrance and tours)
The last day to withdraw to receive a full refund is June 15.


Directions and Parking Information

Discount parking will be available at Soldiers and Sailors Garage for $10. This must be purchased in advance.