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.
CLICK HERE TO VIEW 2016 THE FLORAL SHOW CALENDAR
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
1501 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202 — 513-421-4086
2016 Summer Show “Honey Bees in the Summer Breeze”
at Krohn Conservatory
Saturday, July 2 through August 21, 2016
Summer Floral Show
Honey Bees in the Summer Breeze
Presented by Scherzinger Pest Control and REZTARK
July 2 – August 21
Tuesday – Sunday (Closed Mondays)
Adults $4.00 Children $2.00 (5-12 years) (4 and under free)
Honey Bees in the Summer Breeze* will be a show to remember! This dazzling display will make you appreciate what some of the world’s smallest yet hardest workers do for us every year! The sweet smells of summer accompanied by cheerful marigolds, brilliant coreopsis, and sunny celosia will be on display in this monochromatic floral exhibit. Take a walk through the honeycomb beds filled with bright yellow and gorgeous golden petals and even dance your way through the flowers to learn how honey bees communicate with each other to find nectar! Did you know that bees and other pollinators bring us 1/3 of every bite of food that we eat? Come and enjoy the fruits of their labor and learn about the importance of bees!
*This beautiful floral display shows all the ways to attract beneficial bees and pollinators to your garden but has no real bees on display.
The show was designed by Krohn Florist, Allison Wallis in collaboration with coworkers, Bethany Butler and Kat Smith. Ms. Wallis has been on the design team at Krohn since 2011 and has designed and contributed to ten seasonal floral shows. She has always enjoyed being a part of creating these exciting and educational exhibits.