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 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.
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
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.
1501 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202 — 513-421-4086
January 20 – March 11
Open Tuesday – Sunday (Closed Monday)
10 am – 5 pm
Youth (5-17) $2.00
Children (4 and under) Free
Get a taste of spring at the 2018 Spring Show A Garden of Pure Imagination! The show room will be blossoming with the vivid colors of cherry, lemon, grape, orange, blue raspberry, and sour apple! This candy inspired exhibit will display vibrant tulips, cheerful daffodils, fluffy hydrangeas, and fragrant hyacinths that will dazzle your imagination with all the sweet flavors of spring! Lollipops, licorice, and gumdrops, oh my! Giant candy props sprinkle the landscape to make you feel as if you were in Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory! Join us in a world of pure imagination and enjoy an early spring at Krohn Conservatory!
Butterflies of Madagascar
March 24 – June 17
Open Daily 10am – 5pm
The 2018 Butterfly Show “The Butterflies of Madagascar” celebrates the exotic flora, fauna, and extraordinary landscape of this unique African country. Giant baobab trees, remarkable stone forests, and illustrious lemurs of Madagascar set the stage for the thousands of bright, beautiful butterflies flying amidst the striking collection of fiery orange bidens, vivid red celosia, purple salvia, and punches of lime green ipomoea! Help us celebrate the vibrant life of the “Island of Rainbows” and the Butterflies of Madagascar.