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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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Beautiful Conservatory!

Beautiful gardens with lovely seasonal displays! the Butterfly Garden is a must see! There are many... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Jani P
Grove City, OH

The gardens are beautiful! We were there for a special butterfly release and then had a catered... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Linda C
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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.
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  • 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 4 days ago

Beautiful gardens with lovely seasonal displays! the Butterfly Garden is a must see! There are many indoor and out door displays , sculptures, and special events! Must see if visiting the Columbus area.

Thank Jani P
Reviewed 5 days ago

The gardens are beautiful! We were there for a special butterfly release and then had a catered dinner on the grounds. Wonderful!

Thank Linda C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed the Franklin Conservatory. They had a beautiful Butterfly exhibit and a Bonsai exhibit that was woven through the conservatory. They had some great topiaries intermingled with the various landscape. Nice to just walk through, sit and enjoy the Chihuly glass.

Thank Mark G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Out-of-towners on a garden tour of Columbus. My husband (the gardener) is more into botanical gardens and less interested in conservatory. The greeter who gave us the map of the conservatory explained the lay-out to us but English was a second-language and she talked very...More

Thank Pat R
Reviewed 1 week ago

3 August nights a year, Pro Musica Chamber Orchestra performs in the gardens at Franklin Park Conservatory. The Conservatory itself is worth many visits. But these 3 nights are magical. With the Historic Palm House as the back drop,the orchestra performs a select program about...More

Thank lindacrick
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bloom if the butterfly 🦋 is a great experience for the whole family no matter the age. Wonderful landscape and amazing plants.

Thank iammsjacobs
Reviewed 1 week ago

Relaxing, beautiful, interesting, calming, quiet. Great spot to visit to get away from city life, gloomy weather, winter and renew oneself with fresh oxygen and scents from the vast variety of vegetaion set in many climates like desert, tropical, garden, etc. Fabulous Chihuly glass artwork...More

1  Thank Vicki P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A beautiful place to spend a quiet afternoon. Easy to find, convenient parking. Incredible gardens, seasonal exhibits. Bring your camera! I got shots of plants as seen through a kaleidoscope. Butterfly exhibit is amazing.

Thank Tami W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely gardens to stroll through both inside and outside. Loved the butterfly garden, very magical with hundreds of butterflies flying about in a topical garden.

Thank Vickie H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Franklin conservatory is one of my personal favorite parks in Columbus. It's a great setting, well maintained, fairly safe (can anywhere really claim to be "safe" nowadays? Very family friendly, and often have events that are again, family friendly (rather than drunk fests).

Thank toddjm02
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27 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.