The Orchid Exhibition At Franklin Park Conservatory Is A Blissful Escape From Winter

Looking to take a little break from the chilly temps of winter?

It’s the perfect time to plan a visit to Franklin Park Conservatory. Starting January 23, the annual Orchids exhibition will make a triumphant return to the conservatory, and it’s guaranteed to brighten up any gray, winter day.

The exhibition features about 1,650 orchids and these lush, blooming tropical plants will be on display through March 7.

“The orchid exhibition opens at a time of year when we are craving color the most. The Conservatory is a place to escape muted winter landscapes and surround yourself with bright, warm, tropical scenery. To be around so many flowers in the wintertime is a truly rejuvenating experience,” said Conservatory President and CEO Bruce Harkey in a press release.

via Franklin Park Conservatory

One of the most technical of the Conservatory’s annual exhibitions, Orchids is a showcase of horticultural skill and artistry that I can only admire, considering I managed to kill a succulent this year.

From floating orchid orbs to exotic displays, the orchid exhibit is genuinely beautiful. But they aren’t the only exhibit worth visiting. The conservatory is also hosting a paper art exhibition by Lea Great called Bringing Reverence to Nature: An Exploration of Botanicals in Paper, open daily through May 31.

via Franklin Park Conservatory

January through October also brings back the return of Chihuly Nights. If you’ve never had the chance to explore the incredible works on display by Chihuly, it’s an absolute treat.

As for visiting safely, Franklin Park Conservatory is continuing to follow all COVID-19 guidelines as directed by local government and health officials. While visiting, you’ll be required to wear a face-covering as well as maintain a safe distance from other guests. You can find the complete details about the conservatory’s COVID-19 policies here.

Franklin Park Conservatory is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Orchid Exhibitions is included in your admission and you can reserve tickets via the Franklin Park Conservatory website.

    A daily Columbus email you'll actually love.

    Every morning we compile the best of Columbus news & events and deliver it in a quick 5 minute read that sets you up with everything you need to be a well informed Columbusian. Columbusite. Cbussian? Whatever, give it a try, you'll love it.

    You have Successfully Subscribed!