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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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Always something new...great place to go in the winter!

This is a Columbus treasure! Our grandkids love to come and we really enjoy the changing exhibits... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Cindy M
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
Business meeting in a gorgeous environment

Absolutely worth going! Great environment, wonderful place for pictures, inspiration and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Mont-Saint-Hilaire, Canada
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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.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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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

This is a Columbus treasure! Our grandkids love to come and we really enjoy the changing exhibits! If you live in town, just get a membership...saves money and you won't miss and exhibit!

Thank Cindy M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Absolutely worth going! Great environment, wonderful place for pictures, inspiration and relaxation Great amené ties and catering service

Thank sbwb9
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went to a family friends wedding at "The Barn" wedding was outside Weather was perfect and the grounds were absolutely gorgeous The Barn itself is beautiful and spacious The staff were fantastic and very helpful I would highly recommend this venue

Thank Keith B
Reviewed 4 days ago

Excellent Conservatory Membership throughout the year. Beautiful exhibitions for every season. However, I'm disappointed to find that they are affiliated with Scotts Miracle Grow, the largest distributor of Monsanto's Cancer-Causing (yes, we know this now) Roundup. I would entreat them to stop their affiliation with...More

Thank Amy P
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Franklin Park Conservatory is a great destination for photographers and garden enthusiasts. It has so many wonderful garden, plant, and art collections. Visitors can take a stroll through the Himalayan, rainforest, and desert biomes, as well as the Pacific Island Water Garden, Dorothy Davis...More

Thank rescueagreyhound
Reviewed 6 days ago

Came for the bonsai show. Enjoyed the butterflies and blooms. So beautiful to watch them flit about on the plants. Also the topiary of the 8 or so different animals, some inside, some outside gardens. In Franklin Park just east of downtown just west of...More

Thank Sightsee_Eat
Reviewed 6 days ago

While in Columbus, I searched for great things to do and this came up. I went by myself and spent several hours enjoying all there was to offer. The butterfly room was so amazing and I enjoyed the display of bonzai trees which were breathtaking....More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an excellent destination for a few hours of indoor and outdoor gardens. The main building is very impression with sections for various types of themes (desert, tropical, topiary). Don't miss the glass blowing demos that occur throughout the day. The butterfly garden is...More

Thank South_Park_Aardvark
Reviewed 1 week ago

When I travel to a new area, if there is a botanical garden, that is one of my destinations. The Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Garden was far more than we expected! Of course, there were beautiful flowers, but then you add the butterflies with...More

Thank GrandmaJet
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went there on a weekday, not much people which is nice. We love there is many kinds of plant from beautiful looking to weird looking in each garden. Not sure is there a map, but we didn't grab one, just walked around, I feel...More

Thank SnR_TheLeos
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26 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
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
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.