Members of the Central Ohio Orchid Society answer questions about orchids and orchid care.
Free with admission
Tour the Orchids!
display with a staff horticulturist.
Free with admission
Saturday, March 15 & Sunday, March 16
Members of the Ohio Gourd Society display, sell and demonstrate gourd art.
Saturday, March 22, 9am–4pm
Browse a wide selection of tropical plants, including many Bromeliads, durable and easy-to-grow plants that comes in a variety of shapes, sizes, colors and textures. A limited selection of blooming orchids are also offered. Care sheets are available and horticulturists can assist with plant selection and care questions.
No admission charged. Prices $3–$20, specialty plants priced as marked
Saturday, March 29 & Sunday, March 30
The Central Ohio Orchid Society's Spring Show featured hundreds of blooming orchids on display and vendors selling plants, pots and other orchid growing accessories.
Friday, April 4–Sunday, April 6
Sogetsu, a contempory style of the Ikebana flower arranging, is rooted in Japanese tradition but displays a modern flare. The Sogetsu Columbus, Ohio Branch displays their large, creative arrangements that use an array of unique material.
Saturday, April 19, 9am–4pm
The plants in the annual Orchids! display need good homes! A large selection of orchid varieties are available, including phalaenopsis, cymbidiums, epidendrums, oncidiums, miltonias, and more. Care sheets are available and horticulturists can assist with plant selection and questions on orchid care.
No admission charged. Prices $3–$25. Specialty plants priced as marked.
Saturday, April 19
The Central Ohio Cactus and Succulent Society displays a variety of interesting plants in this judged show. Vendors sell unusual, hard-to-find species.
April 19, 12:30–5pm
April 20, 10am–4:30pm
See a wide variety of daffodils in this judged show of the Central Ohio Daffodil Society.
Tuesday, April 22, 10am–2pm
Celebrate Earth Day and Columbus’ community gardening efforts during this pubilc event on the ScottsMiracle-Gro Community Garden Campus. Take part in gardening demonstrations and tours of the Campus and learn more about community gardening. A short program at 10:30am honors recent community garden grant recipients. Hosted by the City of Columbus, Franklin County, and The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company.
Saturday, April 26, 12–5pm
Sunday, April 27, 10am–4pm
African violets and other gesneriads are on display as both judged specimens and floral displays. African violets, gesneriads plants, leaves and cuttings along with potting supplies are available for purchase.
May 4, 1–4pm
Check out live-fire cooking and sample food hot off the flames at this casual cooking demonstration on the ScottsMiracle-Gro Community Garden Campus. Demonstrations feature various cooking techniques using the brick oven, Aztec grill, Big Green Egg or the campfire pit each month.
Free with admission, samples are $3.
Saturday, May 10 & Sunday, May 11, 10am–5pm
Shop a large selection of spring garden and patio plants. Members-only presale: Save 20% on Saturday, 9–10am.
No admission charged.
May 18, 12–4pm
The Columbus Iris Society's judged show consists of individual specimen flowers and flower design.
Thursday, May 29, 5:30–10pm
Enjoy a night out at the Conservatory! Sip cocktails while touring the Conservatory’s tropical plant collections, relax with friends on the rooftop gardens, or learn how to salsa to live music by Son Del Caribe and DJ Cortes “El Conquistador.” Hand-crafted cocktails, full bar offerings, and Latin-inspired appetizers and dinner options are available for purchase.
$15 admission per person, includes one drink ticket.
Wednesdays, June 4–October 1, 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.