Krohn Conservatory – (513) 421-4086

Krohn Conservatory

Krohn Conservatory, located at 1501 Eden Park Drive in Eden Park, was built in 1933 at the height of the Art Deco era. It’s what’s inside those aluminum and glass walls that make Krohn Conservatory truly special.

You’d have to travel a good distance from Cincinnati to visit a rainforest or a desert – or come to Krohn Conservatory, Cincinnati Parks’ nationally recognized showcase of more than 3,500 plant species from around the world.

Krohn changes throughout the year with special exhibits and programs, including the ever-popular “Butterfly Show,” where thousands of butterflies are free to fly throughout the show room in a specially-themed garden.

You can always visit the famous rainforest waterfall and exotic plants on permanent display in the Palm, Tropical, Desert and Orchid houses as well.

Please note admission prices may change with seasonal shows. Hours may vary with seasonal shows.

The Krohn Conservatory is completely wheelchair accessible.



Krohn Conservatory and its site are loaded with history. This architecturally significant structure celebrated its 75th anniversary in 2008, but greenhouses have been part of the Eden Park landscape since long before Krohn was built.

Eden Park’s first greenhouses, built in the 1880’s, were used strictly for growing plants. In 1902, a new greenhouse designed for public displays was opened. The following year, the display greenhouse held a chrysanthemum show, and the Park Board decided to maintain a consistent change of plants and flowers to keep displays new and attractive to visitors. As a result, more than 300,000 people visited the greenhouse in its first two years.

The Cincinnati Parks Visitor Center is located in the lobby of Krohn Conservatory at 1501 Eden Park Drive. The Krohn Conservatory is open Tuesday – Sunday from 10 AM – 5 PM Call 513-352-4080. View the Krohn Conservatory Floor Plan.

Krohn: Make it Your Own… For a Night, At Least
Krohn Conservatory is beautiful to visit, but perhaps you’d like to call it your own, at least for a few hours. Krohn is available for rental for special events – weddings and other unique occasions are made more memorable against its backdrop of giant palms, a tropical rain forest, and an indoor waterfall.

Whether you’re planning a wedding, a rehearsal dinner, a company or other special party:

  • Krohn can host up to 120 guests indoors
  • We are a universally accessible facility
  • There are a number of excellent caterers available for your event

For general information on rental rates and availability please visit the Premier Park Events Website, call them at 513-221-2610 or email them today at


Krohn Conservatory
1501 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202 — 513-421-4086

January 21st – March 12th
Tuesday – Sunday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Adults $4.00
Youth (5-17)   $2.00
Children (4 and under) Free


Step into the south and celebrate spring on the bayou!  The 2017 Spring Show Blooms on the Bayou is inspired by the colorful culture of New Orleans, which features both a fun, festive side of the ‘Big Easy’ as well as the eerie, yet enchanting, swampy southern bayou.  Wander down our bayou boardwalk in the midst of bald cypress trees, blossoming bog lilies, and Spanish moss to explore the mysterious river shack or dance to some Dixieland jazz in the traditional New Orleans courtyard surrounded by Crepe Myrtle and Magnolia trees glittered with beads!  Hundreds of vibrant annuals animate this display with charming camellias, dazzling tulips, fragrant hyacinths, and illustrious ferns of the French Quarter. So sit back, take it easy, and let this display take you away to the warm southern spring of the Louisiana bayou!



Krohn by Candlelight
Friday February 10th
5:30 -7:30 pm

Enjoy a magical and romantic evening at Krohn by Candlelight. Make a special craft for your “special someone” and learn about chocolate in our education room. This is a great opportunity to see the spring show during the twilight hours.

Reservations required. Adults only. $15.00 per person.

Krohn Zone Explores Chocolate
February 11th – 1 – 3 pm
Learn about how chocolate is grown and some ways to prepare it with Chef Ursula. We will have a display and demonstration and opportunities to sample chocolates.

February 12th –  1 – 3 pm
Maverick Chocolates will demonstrate chocolate making techniques.

Fairy Flower Festival
February 25th – 1 – 3 pm
Join us for storytelling and flower and fairy crafts. Plant a fairy garden and create your own special place for a fairy to live!

Baba Marta Spring Festival
February 25  – March 6 11 am – 5 pm
Come and celebrate Baba Marta like old Thracian, Greek and Roman inhabitants did 1000 years ago on the Balkan Peninsula lands. Learn how to make martenici ornaments for love and good luck or buy one for your loved ones. Taste the delicious pastries (available Noon to 4 pm weekdays and 11 am – 5 pm weekends) reminiscent of the ones that were baked by the people from the Danube river valley. Also enjoy the centuries old folk music from the Balkans. Hear the story of Baba Marta and find out how to please her so she will bring the sunny spring weather, blooming trees, and joy.

Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball
March 3rd – 6 – 10 pm
Reservations required. Adults only. $15.00 per person.

Spring Orchid Show and Competition
March 11th –  11-12
See hundreds of beautiful orchids and purchase orchids and supplies from vendors. Local orchid experts will be on hand to share expert tips.

End of Show Sale
March 14th – 10 am
A great opportunity to purchase plants from the early spring show
Friends of Krohn can shop at 8:30am.