An afternoon in C-bus: Franklin Park Conservatory

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!

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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.

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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)!

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    March 31, 2015 at 2:03 pm

    We’re heading to Columbus later this week. I’ll definitely keep this in mind. 🙂

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