New Neighbors
 League Columbus


Gadabouts - Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

  • 03/28/2013
  • 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Lunch: 18 N Nelson Rd, Columbus; FPC: 1777 Broad Street, Columbus


Please see event details for admission prices, payable at the door.
Registration is closed

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

1777 East Broad Street

Columbus, OH 43203


Franklin Park Conservatory Admission Fees:

(Payable at the door only)

$11 Adults

$9 Seniors (over 60) and students with valid ID

Free for Franklin Park Conservatory members

Free  parking

Please register online BY FRIDAY, MARCH 22. 


For further information, contact Sally Nichols at
740-917-5135 or   


11:00 a.m.       Meet at Old Bag of Nails, 18 N. Nelson Road, for Dutch-treat lunch

12:30 a.m.       Pay at door for admission to Franklin Park

11:00 a.m.-      Glass blowing demonstration

2:00 p.m.        

  1:00 p.m.       Release of butterflies

  2:00 p.m.       Orchid talk

  3:00 p.m.       Release of butterflies


See a vibrant display of hundreds of orchids!  Artful and imaginative horticultural designs feature orchids of all forms and colors in the Conservatory’s historic Dorothy M. Davis Showhouse.  See orchid chandeliers, arches and other vertical elements.  Aurora Robson’s large-scale sculptures and installations are displayed throughout the Conservatory’s plant collections, and her paintings, collages and smaller works are on view in the Cardinal Health Gallery.  Ms. Robson uses cast-off plastic, excess packaging and junk mail to create transformative works of art with a message.  See hundreds of colorful butterflies fly freely in the Pacific Island Water Garden, a tropical haven filled with lush foliage and bright blooms.  Dale Chihuly’s vibrant glass artwork, combined with the natural light provided by a glass house and the colors and forms of the Conservatory’s plant collections, makes a lasting impression on all who view it.  To enhance the glass experience, visitors can watch artists create small works of art from hot, molten glass during daily demonstrations in the Conservatory’s Hot Shop.

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