One of my favorite outings in Columbus, OH is the Franklin Park Conservatory. Art. Flowers. Gardens. Ponds. Gorgeous colors. 88-acres of art. This is a wonderful way to spend an afternoon. It’s peaceful, educational, and inspiring. If you’re feeling so inclined, the conservatory offers classes ranging from art to food education to gardening. Personally, I would love to take the glass blowing class there. I saw a demonstration and was in awe of the process. The gardens actually feature many of these glass-blown sculptures. In fact, if it’s still there, the Chihuly Collection is stunning!
It’s not unusual to see people reading a book in a favorite spot, sketching an art piece, and strolling leisurely through the gardens. There are benches throughout so if someone needs to take a rest, there are plenty of opportunities. The botanical garden was built in 1895 and is on the National Registry of Historic places.
The Franklin Park Conservatory is a GO THERE experience for all ages. Admission is $13.oo for adults, $10.00 for seniors and students, and $6.00 for kids. It’s warm inside so dress in layers, and don’t forget to bring a camera!
GO THERE (Conservatory)! TRY THAT (A stroll through the galleries)!