Chihuly

The Franklin Park Conservatory, just East of  Downtown Columbus, offers an art experience unlike any other in Central Ohio.  Franklin Park Conservatory is a premier horticultural and educational institution showcasing exotic plant collections, special exhibitions as well as a signature collection of work by glass artist Dale Chihuly and a permanent installation by renowned light artist James Turrell.

Franklin Park Conservatory Palm House At Night
Franklin Park Conservatory Palm House At Night

Franklin Park Conservatory Palm House Chihuly At Night
Franklin Park Conservatory Palm House Chihuly At Night

The Franklin Park Conservatory offers a wonderful way to enjoy the Christmas season beginning Wednesday evening, November 25 with hundreds of poinsettias, a traditional 15-foot poinsettia Christmas tree, the delightful model garden railway by designer Paul Busse, the third annual Gingerbread House Competition and display, Candelight Nights, family activities, and special performances all taking place while Chihuly Reimagined Glass Art remains on view.

Columbus Franklin Park Conservatory Poinsettia Christmas Tree
Columbus Franklin Park Conservatory Poinsettia Christmas Tree

Features the glow of hundreds of votives, the works of glass artist Dale Chihuly under dramatic evening lighting, live musical performances, glassblowing demonstrations in the Hot Shop, and family activities.
Dates: Wednesdays, November 25, December 2, 9, 16 & 23
Time: 5 – 8 p.m.


Franklin Park Conservatory Chihuly Glass Balls in Pond
Franklin Park Conservatory Chihuly Glass Balls in Pond

CHRISTMAS MODEL GARDEN RAILWAY
My son’s favorite exhibit at the Franklin Park Conservatory is Paul Busse’s enchanting model garden railroad. Trains wind around whimsical, miniature buildings and landscapes rendered from natural materials on multi level tracks where kids can find little surprises at each turn.

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