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
1501 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202 — 513-421-4086
July 1 – August 27
Open Tuesday – Sunday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Youth (5-17) $2.00
Children (4 and under) Free
Take a ride on the floral side! Grease up your chain, pull on your helmet and join us in Eden Park for a righteous ride to the gem in the Queen City’s crown. Park your bike right outside Krohn Conservatory and receive a dollar off admission! Then, come inside and enjoy the bounty of beautiful summer blooms. Learn about the history of biking as you stroll through the sweet smells of cascading Calibrachoa, gorgeous Hydrangea, and Carolina Allspice. While you’re here, check out the Red Bike on display and learn more about the Cincy Red Bike Program. Enjoy a visit with Senior City Planner Mel McVay to learn more about biking infrastructure in Cincinnati. Get outside, get healthy and get on your bikes and ride!
Special Events at Krohn Conservatory…
Sponsored by the Greater Cincinnati Hosta and Daylily Society
Saturday, July 1
Krohn Zone Celebrates Herbs
Saturday July 8 and Sunday July 9
Chef Ursula Cooking with Herbs
Saturday July 8
Cincinnati Fashion Night
Presented by Cincy Chic
Friday July 28
Pre-registration is required and there are special fees (Not included in admission and no other Krohn discounts apply)
Return To Eden: A Monarch Festival
Sunday August 27
Join us for music, food, crafts for sale and a fun day in Eden Park. Celebrate the great migratory journey of the Monarch butterflies as they pass through our region on their way to Mexico. Enjoy the last day of the summer floral display called Petals and Pedals: Take a ride on the flower side
THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS
Scherzinger Termite and Pest Control
Cincinnati Parks Foundation
Friends of Krohn
Nicholas Viltrakis Photography
Mount Adams Business Community
Chef Ursula Shelton
SPUN Bicycle http://spunbicycles.com
Cincy Red Bike – http://www.cincyredbike.org
Mel McVay- Senior City Planner
Bonsai Society of Greater Cincinnati
South Western Ohio Daffodil Society
Cincinnati Chili Pepper Club
Greater Cincinnati Daylily Hosta Society
Greater Cincinnati Orchid Society
Other areas of the Conservatory to Explore!….
In addition to the summer floral display, we invite everyone to enjoy the beauty of our rainforest under glass. The mist system in the Palm House will provide a unique cloud forest experience.
Krohn showcases an amazing variety of more than 3,500 plant species from around the world, including desert plants, tropical specimens, Bonsai trees, rare orchids, carnivorous plants and exotic fruit trees.