Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Columbus

4.7
#1 of 18 in Parks in Columbus
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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  • Always a joy to visit and see the new floral exhibits. Christmas is a delightful time as is spring with new flowers.  more »
  • Pros - lots of free parking, pretty outside gardens and decent indoor displays. Awesome children's garden area. Great butterfly garden Negatives - map is difficult to read and there seems to be no log...  more »
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  • Beautiful botanical gardens, plenty to see even I the winter. Areas include a butterfly garden, areas for Himalayan plants, tropical plants, and desert plants, a house of various palms and small bonsai gardens. Ticket price is $19 but it is definitely worth the price of admission. Plenty of photo ops and many amazing plants/landscapes. One would can easily spend 2-3 hours here.
  • If you’re not a member here, you’re missing out. They keep things fresh and new, and each season there is something new to see. Visit at Christmas and see incredible lit displays, visit in the spring and see a bazillion butterflies, visit in the fall and enjoy the harvest. It’s a wonderful place, where kids of all ages will have fun.

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