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Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

1777 E Broad St, Columbus, OH 43203-2040
+1 614-715-8000
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a lovely park and pond

we spent an afternoon during an asian fair and it was an exquisite experience. There was great... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
A Columbus Gem

Don't miss this Columbus gem. Always something new going on. Plants are kept in tip-top... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
William P
Columbus, Ohio
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
1777 E Broad St, Columbus, OH 43203-2040
+1 614-715-8000

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Reviewed 2 days ago

we spent an afternoon during an asian fair and it was an exquisite experience. There was great music, food and fun

Thank frequenttravelelr
Reviewed 2 days ago

Don't miss this Columbus gem. Always something new going on. Plants are kept in tip-top conditions, Great for kids. Get a family membership if you are local. Butterflies in season. Chihuly glass always. A lovely, quiet, attractive place to spend an afternoon. .

Thank William P
Reviewed 3 days ago

Each city in America has their own botanical garden & for the city of Columbus it's Franklin Park Conservatory & Botanical Gardens. Located east of downtown, the conservatory is a beautiful collection of displays both inside & outside the grounds. There always various exhibits within...More

Thank Paul L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Whether you spend time inside the conservatory or walking the grounds outside, it's an excellent way to spend the afternoon. There are multiple environments to walk through in the conservatory and random pieces of chihuly glass are scattered throughout the building. You should also make...More

Thank jmille27
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the best park in Columbus they have a beautiful community garden perfect for family's or solo

Thank Kristijustice
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped by on the weekend for some rest and relaxation. Beautiful park and very well maintained. Everyone was very freindly and we had a great time visiting there.

Thank L4263QBstevenm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The conservatory was wonderful but I did have one complaint. They did not have all of the plants labeled. Some were but most of them were not. So many times you wondered what you were looking at. I'm would be great if they labeled more...More

1  Thank MikeW1980
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The gardens and conservatory are great. There are rooms and areas that are all done by category and a great butterfly garden. We found that there were a lot of photo opportunities. They had a very informative glass blowing demo while we were there. It...More

1  Thank Becks401
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed walking around the gardens on a beautiful but chilly May day. They had an outdoor cooking exhibition which is apparently a monthly occurrence. Today it was grilled and wood oven pizza, which was delicious. We really enjoyed the butterfly exhibit as well.

Thank CindyD307
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful visit to the Conservatory on a really crummy day. So much to see and do and the butterfly pavilion was very fascinating. The fairy display was nice but I'm not into the fairy gardens. The Chilully glass displays throughout the buildings...More

Thank IndySig
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Do you have motorized scooters for rent?
27 April 2017|
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Response from Franklin Park C... a | Property representative |
Hi Janet, Yes, the Conservatory has two motorized scooters available free of charge on a first come, first serve basis. To "check out" a scooter, a patron can simply leave his/her ID with the Visitor Center while using the... More
When is the butterfly exhibit open?
14 March 2017|
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Response from Franklin Park C... a | Property representative |
The Blooms & Butterflies exhibition is open now through September 17, 2017. The Conservatory is open daily from 10am-5pm. Thank you for your question!
Amber W
What does it look like in March? Is it worth it? I am assuming mostly snow covered?
1 November 2016|
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Response from IrishLake | Reviewed this property |
The outside gardens will either be snow covered, or brown. But the inside displays are open year-round, and they're very nice and climate controlled.