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.
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.
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.
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.