Current Exhibitions

Blooms & Butterflies

March 12–September 18, 2016
Hundreds of colorful butterflies take flight in the Pacific Island Water Garden, a tropical haven filled with bright nectar blooms. Newly emerged butterflies are released during educational presentations every day at 1 and 3pm. 


In Botanica Gift Shop
The butterfly metamorphosis can be experienced at home, too, with native Painted Lady caterpillars available in Botanica Gift Shop. Once they have emerged, Painted Lady butterflies can be released outdoors to continue their life cycle.

Supported by Cardinal Health, Giant Eagle, and Honda of America Mfg., Inc.

Origami in the Garden

May 21–November 13, 2016
Monumental sculptures created by artist Kevin Box tell the story of origami, the Japanese art of paper folding. The exhibition includes large-scale installations, gallery works, Box's own compositions as well as collaborative works with his wife Jennifer and world-renowned origami artists Robert J. Lang, Te Jui Fu, Michael G. LaFosse and Richard L. Alexander. Related programs for all ages accompany the exhibition. 

History of Asians in Central Ohio
May 7–June 26, 2016
The history and stories of nine Asian sub-groups in Columbus are told through this gallery exhibit presented in partnership with the Asian Festival.
 
Made possible by funding from PNC Arts Alive.

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Bonsai Display

May 21–November 13, 2016
The Conservatory’s tropical bonsai collection is showcased within a serene, Japanese-inspired garden in the Dorothy M. Davis Showhouse. Additional hardy bonsai trees are on display in an outdoor courtyard.