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Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

9.520 reviews
Outdoors, Garden, Park
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1777 E Broad St, Columbus, OH 43203
(614) 715-8000
https://www.fpconservatory.org/
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Stroll leisurely through the delicate, pink orchids at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens and watch your dreams take flight amid candy-colored butterflies. Located just two miles east of ... Read more
downtown Columbus, Ohio in Franklin Park, the 88-acre conservatory was built in 1895 and is currently home to 400 species of plants from all over the world. A collection of work by renowned glass artist Dale Chihuly dots the landscape. Marvel at the 40 species of palms in the Victorian Palm House, wander the surrounding gardens, visit the gift shop for that perfect floral silk scarf and then reflect on your perfect day over a salad and iced tea in the Garden Café.

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Gorgeous facility. Amazing outdoor gardens that are free to the public. Stocked fish ponds, rentable pavilions, and community gardens.
The actual conservatory (which is accessible for a small fee) encompasses 4 different landscapes, each containing plants indigenous to a particular environment. In addition you'll find a grand Palm house, permanent Chahuli exhibit and orchid Garden. Excellent place to take the family for a day of discovery or to hone your latent photography skills.

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A Columbus treasure! Don't forget to check out the gift shop and the community garden while you're there.

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At first, I was not particularly enthused by some of the gardens here, but the Pacific island water garden made me a fan. It's a large, lush and tropical greenhouse, which is filled not just with plants and some monstrously large koi, but with exotic butterflies, many of them very large and brightly colored. Throughout, as throughout the rest of the conservatory, are works by Dale Chihuly and other artists. Chihuly's work is not normally my bag, but many of the pieces here compliment the plantings in a lovely way.

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Every season the conservatory has a different exposition.

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Washington, D.C.

Beautiful park to walk around in. It's huge! spend an afternoon strolling

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Beautiful and peaceful

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Morgan City, Louisiana, USA

Favorite part was the butterflies

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Very beautiful place to visit!

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