Events

Farmers' Market

Wednesdays, through October 7, 3:30–6:30pm
Browse a selection of local, seasonal vegetables and fruits,  baked goods, soaps and more. Enjoy family entertainment, activities and cooking demos each week. 

Stop by the Conservatory information booth for free recipe cards and nutritional information. 

Vendors include: Arline Lewis Provisions, Baby's Bread, Boline Apothecary, LTD, Cherbourg Bakery, Hinton Apiaries, Jose Madrid Salsa, Nova Terra Farm, Ohio City Pasta, A Part of Heaven’s Glory, Red Twig Farms, Rhoads Farm, Someday Farms, Taylor's Made Hott Sauce, Tiger Mushroom Farms, Wishwell Farms, and local food trucks. 

The Market is located along Conservatory Drive parallel to East Broad Street and parking is available in the Conservatory's main lot.
No admission charged

Live Fire Sunday

Sunday, September 6, 1–4pm
Casual cooking demonstrations at the Live Fire Cooking Theater are held the first Sunday of the month throughout the summer. Sample roasted pork on the Aztec grill, salsa verde and fresh baked bread.
$3 samples

Ikenobo Ikebana Chapter of Ohio Exhibit

Saturday, September 26 & Sunday, September 27
The Ikenobo school of Japanese flower arranging, Ikebana, has a 500 year history, but also embraces contemporary floral design. Members of the local class will create a variety of traditional and modern flower arrangements using natural materials that reflect the season. 
Free with admission

The Great Glass Pumpkin Patch Sale

Friday, October 2–Sunday, October 4, 11am–4pm
Hundreds of one-of-a-kind glass pumpkins, gourds and other autumnal items are available in a variety of colors, shapes and sizes. All items are hand-blown by local artists.
 
Create your own glass pumpkin! Take a class in the Conservatory’s Hot Shop during the sale. For more information and to pre-register, call 614.715.8022. 

Retired Plant Sale

Saturday, October 3, 9am–4pm
Shop a variety of plants previously displayed in the Conservatory’s collections and exhibitions, including tropical foliage and blooming houseplants, and young plants propogated from Conservatory specimens. Horticulturists assist with plant selection and questions. Sale opens at 8am for Conservatory members.
Prices $3–$50

Live Fire Sunday

Sunday, October 4, 1–4pm
Check out the outdoor Live Fire Cooking Theater during a casual cooking demonstration. Sample string-cooked chicken over the fireplace and fruit cobbler in Dutch ovens in the fireplace.
$2–$3 samples

Ikebana International Columbus Chapter #84 Exhibit

Friday, October 16–Sunday, October 18
Members of the Ikenobo, Ohara and Sogetsu schools of Ikebana share their passion for Japanese flower arranging with traditional and contemporary designs. Observe the artists creating their arrangements on Friday, and see their completed works on Saturday and Sunday.
Free with admission

Live Fire Cooking Demo

Saturday, October 31, 1–4pm
Check out the outdoor Live Fire Cooking Theater during a casual cooking demonstration. Sample vegetable stew over the fire pit.  
$2–$3 samples

Live Fire Cooking Demo

Sunday, November 1, 1–4pm
Check out the outdoor Live Fire Cooking Theater and sample margherita and pesto pizza. 
$2–$3 samples

Retired Plant Sale

Saturday, November 21, 9am–4pm
Shop a variety of plants previously displayed in the Conservatory’s collections and exhibitions, including plants from the Scary Plants exhibition, tropical houseplants, young plants propogated from Conservatory specimens, and a limited number of poinsettias and holiday plants. Horticulturists assist with plant selection and questions. Sale opens at 8am for Conservatory members.
Prices $3–50