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


2016 Holiday Show “A Whimsical Wonderland”
at Krohn Conservatory
Saturday, November 12 through January 8, 2016

Fall Back in Time
Presented by Scherzinger Pest Control 
November 12th – January 8th
Daily 10a.m. – 5p.m

Special Holiday Hours:
November 24th (10am-2pm)
December 7 (5-7:30pm)
December 18 – 23   (5-7:30pm)
December 24  (10am-5pm)
December 25th (10am-2pm)

Adults $7.00  Children   $4.00 (5-12 years)  (4 and under free)


The 2016 Holiday Show at the Krohn Conservatory has a whimsical new twist on holiday tradition!  A Whimsical Wonderland at Krohn invites you to unwrap your wildest imagination and explore poinsettias of a different color!  This show will feature poinsettias of royal blue, lively orange, and deep purple that will join the more traditional hues.

The interactive train display and botanical architecture are intensified with fanciful pompom junipers, vibrant globe amaranths, and cheerful powder puff plants.  Sprigs of painted twigs and patterned branches are intertwined with twisted, curly grasses and various tropical flowers to create this captivating landscape.

Visitors can also experience live musical performances on select dates, the Schmalz Family holiday display, extended “candlelight” nights and great photo opportunities.

Fantastic Train and Historical Botanical Architecture
The traditional garden railway display will be decorated by the Applied Imagination team with new floral accents made from colorful gourds, seed pods, and other natural elements used in the botanical buildings and bridges.

New this year will be a ‘Photo Loco’ feature for family and friends. This group photo opportunity will give visitors the chance to step behind an oversized botanical train engine to pose for pictures and ring the bell!

Additionally, a brand new ‘Enchanted Forest & Whimsical Creatures’ exhibit will be on display in the Fern House. Botanical creatures, fantasy and whimsical buildings situated among three different train tracks in the central bed of the room will delight children of all ages.