Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Columbus

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Built in 1895, Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens features exotic plants, exhibitions, and work by renowned glass artist Dale Chihuly. The conservatory houses more than 400 species of plants grouped by biome, such as Himalayan Mountains, Tropical Rainforest, Desert, Succulent Patio, and Bonsai Courtyard. The Palm House features 43 species of palm trees from around the world, many of which are either endangered or threatened. One of the original trees in the Palm House, the Ficus lyrata, or Fiddle-leaf Fig, is a highlight. The conservatory and gardens were added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1974. Using our international travel planner, Columbus attractions like Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • The conservatory has something for everyone. Plants from around the world and from your backyard. In Christmas season, both indoor and outdoor scenes are lit up with lights of the season. A place to.....  more
    The conservatory has something for everyone. Plants from around the world and from your backyard. In Christmas season, both indoor and outdoor scenes are lit up with lights of the season. A place to.....  more »
  • We visited on a perfect Sunday afternoon and got to see their fall "Harvest Blooms" exhibit which included a lot of fun pumpkin designs, cute skeleton displays plus tons of mums. In the evenings they....  more
    We visited on a perfect Sunday afternoon and got to see their fall "Harvest Blooms" exhibit which included a lot of fun pumpkin designs, cute skeleton displays plus tons of mums. In the evenings they....  more »
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  • Great for all ages! The fall/ pumpkin display is fabulous! The color throughout the gardens is amazing. The fall colors are brilliant and the pumpkin's add the perfect touch as they are tucked into displays everywhere! Truly a beautiful walk in the middle of the day. There is handicap parking and the gardens are handicap accessible.
  • We had some time to burn before an event so we decided to check out this place. I did not expect to stay there for an hour and a half! There were so many gorgeous plants/trees. My favorite things were the bonsai trees and the railway outside with various carved wooden houses. Each area had a theme like animal, fairy tale, European, and wild west and the craftsmanship was phenomenal. The glass work throughout was a nice added touch as well.

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