Events

Earth Day

Wednesday, April 22, 10am–4pm
Celebrate Earth Day and Columbus’ gardening community on the ScottsMiracle-Gro Community Garden Campus. Stroll the edible gardens, meet local community gardeners and get lunch from local food trucks, Blue Olive and Ajumama.
 
Hosted by the City of Columbus, Franklin County, ScottsMiracle-Gro and other community partners, the day includes a program honoring local community garden grant recipients.
 
The Conservatory is a Green Columbus Earth Day volunteer workday site.

African Violet Show & Sale

April 24–25
The Columbus African Violet Society presents their annual show and sale.

Live Fire Sunday

Sunday, May 3, 1–4pm
Casual cooking demonstrations at the Live Fire Cooking Theater are held the first Sunday of the month throughout the summer. Sample mouth-watering pork shoulder that's been slow, smoke-roasted in the Big Green Egg, accompanied by City Barbeque sauces and slider buns. 
$2 samples

Get Ready to Garden Plant Sale

Friday, May 8–Sunday, May 10, 10am–5pm
Shop hundreds of outdoor vegetable, annual, perennial and tropical plants. Get the garden started, spruce up your outdoor landscaping, or pick out something special for Mom. Specialty items grown in the Conservatory's production greenhouse, including unusual tomato and vegetable varieties, will be available. 

Members shop first and save! 20% off purchases on Friday & Saturday, 9–10am
No admission charged to shop the sale.

Cactus & Succulent Society Show & Sale

Saturday, May 9
The Central Ohio Cactus and Succulent Society presents their spring show and sale. Items available for purchase include plants unusual, hard-to-find species of various sizes and plant accessories. Learn more about the sale here.

Iris Society Show

Sunday, May 31
The Columbus Iris Society presents their annual show.

Farmers' Market

Wednesdays, June 3–October 7, 3:30–6:30pm
Browse a wide selection of local, seasonal vegetables and fruits, meat and dairy, baked goods, soaps, candles and more. Grab dinner from a local food truck and enjoy family entertainment, activities and cooking demos. The Market is located along Conservatory Drive parallel to East Broad Street.
No admission charged.

Hosta Society Show

Saturday, June 6
The Central Ohio Hosta Society presents their spring show.

Live Fire Sunday

Sunday, June 7, 1–4pm
Casual cooking demonstrations at the Live Fire Cooking Theater are held the first Sunday of the month throughout the summer. Sample carmelized onion and goat cheese, margarita and pesto wood-fired pizzas.
Samples are $2

Retired Plant Sale

Saturday, June 20, 9am–4pm
Shop a large selection of tropical and blooming houseplants previously displayed in the Conservatory's collections and exhibitions. Horticulturists can assist with questions and selection.

Members shop first! Sale opens at 8am for members only. 
Prices range $3–$50

Pollinators Palooza

Saturday, July 11, 9am–4pm
Our future flies on the wings of pollinators! Explore pollinators of all kinds, from honeybees to hummingbirds, and learn about the effects of pollinators on the ecosystem from the experts who study them. Discover the intricate interdependence between flowers and pollinators, find out what is needed to attract pollinators to your garden, and more during this exciting day of education.
Learn more.
$40 members; $50 non-members  Includes Lunch