Franklin Park Conservatory

★★★★☆
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614-715-8000

1777 E Broad St

Columbus, OH

43203-2040

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I grew up in Pittsburgh, where I loved going to the Conservatory. It had a fabulous collection of different plants from around the world.

The Columbus one is horribly disappointing to someone who has seen a real conservatory. Columbus has almost no rare plants. It's just a larger version of a good nursery like Oakland Nursery. They have a few large plants that you would not see at a nursery, but otherwise, go to your local garden center, and it's free.

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I grew up in Pittsburgh, where I loved going to the Conservatory. It had a fabulous collection of different plants from around the world.

The Columbus one is horribly disappointing to someone who has seen a real conservatory. Columbus has almost no rare plants. It's just a larger version of a good nursery like Oakland Nursery. They have a few large plants that you would not see at a nursery, but otherwise, go to your local garden center, and it's free.

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I would not hesitate to recommend Franklin Park Conservatory to out of town vistors. The staff members are always friendly and knowledgeable. I always learn something exciting when I go there.

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I would not hesitate to recommend Franklin Park Conservatory to out of town vistors. The staff members are always friendly and knowledgeable. I always learn something exciting when I go there.

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the franklin park conservatory is so beautiful. its perfect place for a family getaway or a relaxing time with friends or even a nice date! they update their specialties several tmies a year so if you hae alreayd been there i would suggest going again because they have new displays all the time. i would also recommend the nearby bed and breakfast inn, which is there some of us stayed for labor day weekend.

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the franklin park conservatory is so beautiful. its perfect place for a family getaway or a relaxing time with friends or even a nice date! they update their specialties several tmies a year so if you hae alreayd been there i would suggest going again because they have new displays all the time. i would also recommend the nearby bed and breakfast inn, which is there some of us stayed for labor day weekend.

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This is a historical site and changes with the seasons. There is a minimal cost, but parking is free and ample. There is even a cafe and gift shop. There is a wonderful glass exhibit intertwined with the plants and a butterfly exhibit. You will want to go often.

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This is a historical site and changes with the seasons. There is a minimal cost, but parking is free and ample. There is even a cafe and gift shop. There is a wonderful glass exhibit intertwined with the plants and a butterfly exhibit. You will want to go often.

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I've been to the Franklin Park Conservatory to view roses with my mother's friend. I really enjoyed the scenary here. I saw a wedding service going on and it seemed very pretty. It is really a nice place to visit to be able to just enjoy nature.

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I've been to the Franklin Park Conservatory to view roses with my mother's friend. I really enjoyed the scenary here. I saw a wedding service going on and it seemed very pretty. It is really a nice place to visit to be able to just enjoy nature.

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A friend of mine was married here in the greenhouse area and it was lovely. I know they are very popular for weddings and very pricey...they also book very quickly. It is a wonderful treasure to columbus and a great place to stroll the gardens and enjoy plants and butterflies.

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A friend of mine was married here in the greenhouse area and it was lovely. I know they are very popular for weddings and very pricey...they also book very quickly. It is a wonderful treasure to columbus and a great place to stroll the gardens and enjoy plants and butterflies.

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I was in a wedding of some friends of ours who got married here and we thought it was a very nice place to get married. They have a huge greenhouse room with plants and it has a lot of space. It can get kinda warm in there, bu otherwise it is nice. The gilr who worked there was nice and the outside park area we took pictures in was nice as well.

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I was in a wedding of some friends of ours who got married here and we thought it was a very nice place to get married. They have a huge greenhouse room with plants and it has a lot of space. It can get kinda warm in there, bu otherwise it is nice. The gilr who worked there was nice and the outside park area we took pictures in was nice as well.

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I have been to the Franklin Park Conservatory for many special events and festivals. The grounds are always impeccibly maintained. The Chihuly exhibit was simply beautiful. The conservatory managed to extend the show due to its popularity, which was a great move. It allowed many people, including myself, who would have otherwise missed the show the opportunity to see those great pieces.

The conservatory is also a hot place for weddings. It is one of the most beautiful spots in central Ohio for a wedding. Be warned that the prices are steep and the dates get snatched up immediately (there is a huge line of people that camp out there the night before they release summer dates).

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I have been to the Franklin Park Conservatory for many special events and festivals. The grounds are always impeccibly maintained. The Chihuly exhibit was simply beautiful. The conservatory managed to extend the show due to its popularity, which was a great move. It allowed many people, including myself, who would have otherwise missed the show the opportunity to see those great pieces.

The conservatory is also a hot place for weddings. It is one of the most beautiful spots in central Ohio for a wedding. Be warned that the prices are steep and the dates get snatched up immediately (there is a huge line of people that camp out there the night before they release summer dates).

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Franklin Park Conservatory is a fantastic place to spend an afternoon. The location is easily accessable and the atmosphere is comfortable and inviting. There are various rooms of plants, plus they have special events that showcase certain exhibits. Each year they have Butterflies and Blooms, which lasts through early September.

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Franklin Park Conservatory is a fantastic place to spend an afternoon. The location is easily accessable and the atmosphere is comfortable and inviting. There are various rooms of plants, plus they have special events that showcase certain exhibits. Each year they have Butterflies and Blooms, which lasts through early September.

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28-Acre Botanical Garden with delights inside and out. Plan to bring a picnic lunch. There is a small cafe, but food is overpriced sandwich offerings. Butterfly exhibit once a year is not to be missed. 50% off admissions and gift shop discount coupons are regularly in the Entertainment book.

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28-Acre Botanical Garden with delights inside and out. Plan to bring a picnic lunch. There is a small cafe, but food is overpriced sandwich offerings. Butterfly exhibit once a year is not to be missed. 50% off admissions and gift shop discount coupons are regularly in the Entertainment book.

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This haven isn't even a ""one tank trip"" because it's right downtown! Well, it's on the East side of town and admission is very reasonable. There are so many different, beautiful plants to enjoy here set in their 'natural' environments. The gift store has some really unique things and there is a cafe where you can get some food if your stomach is chewing holes through you (it's adequate). But walking around the Conservatory is just heavenly -- it's warm, it's springtime, it's so relaxing and beautiful. It's the perfect get-away right here in town!

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This haven isn't even a ""one tank trip"" because it's right downtown! Well, it's on the East side of town and admission is very reasonable. There are so many different, beautiful plants to enjoy here set in their 'natural' environments. The gift store has some really unique things and there is a cafe where you can get some food if your stomach is chewing holes through you (it's adequate). But walking around the Conservatory is just heavenly -- it's warm, it's springtime, it's so relaxing and beautiful. It's the perfect get-away right here in town!

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Franklin Park Conservatory is truly a treasure in the Near East Side. From the 98 acre beautiful park to the free seasonal displays to the ever changing exhibits throughout the facility, the Conservatory is a joy to visit and live near. Those of us who are fortunate enought to live near this jewel in our central city know the wonders of escaping to this tropical paradise in the middle of one of central Ohio's snowstorms. An afternoon at the Conservatory can take one away to magical lands and sooth the spirit. The tranquil sounds, smells, and sights of the rainforest, desert, or island paradise truly please the soul. Please visit this wonder on the near east side and feel free to bring a picnic and stoll Franklin Park as well.

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Franklin Park Conservatory is truly a treasure in the Near East Side. From the 98 acre beautiful park to the free seasonal displays to the ever changing exhibits throughout the facility, the Conservatory is a joy to visit and live near. Those of us who are fortunate enought to live near this jewel in our central city know the wonders of escaping to this tropical paradise in the middle of one of central Ohio's snowstorms. An afternoon at the Conservatory can take one away to magical lands and sooth the spirit. The tranquil sounds, smells, and sights of the rainforest, desert, or island paradise truly please the soul. Please visit this wonder on the near east side and feel free to bring a picnic and stoll Franklin Park as well.

Pros: beautiful displays, great park setting, ease of access

Cons: none, none, none

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A beautifully natural hidden gem in the city's most urban area. The Conservatory will amaze visitors of all ages!

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A beautifully natural hidden gem in the city's most urban area. The Conservatory will amaze visitors of all ages!

Pros: Free Parking, Inexpensive Admission, Relaxing Environment

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Originally built in 1895, Franklin Park Conservatory is a botanical garden located in Columbus, Ohio. It is a premier horticultural and educational institution that showcases exotic plant collections, special exhibitions and artwork. With an annual budget of more than $4 million, the conservatory has a staff of over 100 employees and nearly 400 volunteers. Franklin Park Conservatory offers a range of educational classes for school groups, families and individuals of all ages. Its extensive plant collections and special exhibitions provide hands-on learning opportunities about the natural world and gardening. Today, Franklin Park Conservatory is the only botanical garden in the world to own a permanent signature collection from Dale Chihuly, an internationally acclaimed glass artist. As part of its focus on combining horticulture with fine arts, the conservatory unites nature s beauty with Chihuly s chandeliers, Niijima floats and other art forms.. Museums

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Prior to 1992, the Franklin Park Conservatory was a dowdy old institution. In 1992, Franklin Park hosted the controversial Ameriflora--the first international flower show in North America commemorating the 500th year of…