Upcoming Exhibitions

Merry & Bright

November 15, 2014–January 4, 2015
An annual family favorite, Merry & Bright celebrates the holiday season with elegant poinsettias and seasonal foliage, time-honored traditions like the poinsettia tree and Paul Busse model garden railway, and an array of special entertainment and family activities. Learn more about events scheduled throughout the season or download a calendar.

Visit in the evening to enjoy live entertainment, hot beverages around the bonfire, and festive lighting displays throughout the Conservatory's warm and inviting plant collections. Open until 10pm on November 19, 26, 28–30, December 3, 10, 17, 19–31 and January 1–4. Closed on Thanksgiving, open 5–10pm on Christmas.

Registration Open
8th Annual Gingerbread Competition

Show off your creativity! Register in one of four categories – Youth, Teen, Adult or Family – by November 30 and deliver your completed entry on November 29 or November 30.  First, second and third place prizes are awarded in each category, and patrons select a Best of Show. All entries are displayed beginning December 2, 2014.  Download a registration form and contest rules. See highlights from past competitions here.

Presented by: ThisWeek Community News; Columbus Parent


January 10–April 5, 2015

Chase away winter’s chill! Hundreds of colorful and delicate orchids provide respite from winter’s gray skies. A gallery exhibition of botanical illustration interpreting years of global botanical discovery accompanies an array of orchid displays throughout the Conservatory.