Botanical Gardens

Columbus ohio botanical garden

Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, just two miles east of downtown Columbus, offers beautiful indoor and outdoor gardens, dynamic exhibitions, and world-renowned artwork.

Enjoy the beauty of the natural world no matter the weather or time of year.

Glass-enclosed gardens are filled with exotic plant life from around the world, water features, seasonal floral displays and special exhibitions. Collections include tropical and hardy bonsai, cactus and succulents, and over 40 species of palms displayed in a Victorian-era glasshouse.

Outdoors explore display gardens include the Grand Mallway, conifer and ornamental grass collection, a daylily heritage garden, and the edible gardens and landscapes of the ScottsMiracle-Gro Community Garden Campus just a short walk from the main Conservatory. Glass artwork by Dale Chihuly from the Conservatory’s collection are on long-term view, placed within the plant collections under natural light. Learn more about the art of glass making during a demonstration in the Conservatory’s seasonal Hot Shop.

Family activities and crafts are offered every weekend, as well as special events and entertainment throughout the year. Classes and workshops for children and adults are available in the areas of gardening, cooking, art and wellness.

Amenities include the Conservatory Garden Cafe open daily from 11 am – 3 pm and Botanica Gift Shop and Greenhouse featuring unique gifts with a botanical flair for all ages, plants, hand-blown glass and exhibition related items.