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Krohn Conservatory

Our sponsors…

Presented by:

ScherZinger Pest Control

Supported by:

John A. Schroth Family Charitable Trust

Cincinnati Parks Foundation

The Evelo/Singer/Sullivan Group, a Private Wealth Team with Merrill Lynch

Cincinnati Parks Friends of Krohn

HISTORY

Krohn Conservatory opened in 1933 and is located in Eden Park. The land in the park used to belong to Nicholas Longworth and he called it his Garden of Eden. The conservatory has many features in a style called Art Deco that was very popular in 1933.

The railings in the front lobby have pictures in the metal that is an art deco style.

 

FERN HOUSE

Plants in this house include microscopic algae in the pools, tiny mosses and liverworts covering the moist rocks, and ferns and seed plants springing from the soil. About 300,000 types of plants have been identified in the world. Botanists estimate that there are at least 50,000 more species to be discovered.

Ferns reproduce by spores that look like bumps on the back of the fern fronds or leaves.

 

PALM HOUSE

A tropical rain forest is recreated in this house. Precipitation in such a forest may total 160 inches yearly, as compared to 40 inches annually in Cincinnati. Tropical plants must quickly shed water from their leaves in order to prevent harmful growths of bacteria and fungi.

Look at the trees overhead and note that many of the leaves covered with a water-repelling wax surface. Sometimes the shape of the leaf will allow water to drip off easier.

 

DESERT HOUSE

Most of the plants in this house are from desert regions that receive less than 10 inches of precipitation (rain) a year. That is one-fourth of the yearly amount that falls in Cincinnati. So how many inches of rain do you think we would get in Cincinnati?

Many desert plants have accordion shaped ridges so that the plant can shrink during drought and expand when the rains come.

 

ORCHID HOUSE

Orchids range widely over the world, living everywhere except in deserts and on glaciers. The shortest species is one-quarter-inch high with flowers one-hundredth-inch in diameter. The tallest freestanding orchid is 45 feet high with flowers 6 inches in diameter.

Perfume manufacturers seeking new fragrance chemicals frequently analyze the floral scents of orchids. Seeds of the vanilla orchid provide a popular food flavoring. Mostly, however, orchids have been extensively cultivated for the enjoyment of their blooms, leading to the production of numerous horticultural varieties.

 

JOHN CARROLL BONSAI GALLERY

Bonsai (pronounced bone-sigh) is a Japanese term for woody plants that have been creatively miniaturized. The art of making bonsai originated in China about 2,000 years ago and is now practiced throughout the world.

Bonsai are kept small through pot confinement along with branch and root pruning. Wire wrapped around branches holds them in place until they grow into desired shapes

 

SEASONAL FLORAL SHOW ROOM

In addition to hosting five seasonal floral shows, this house contains a permanent citrus tree collection. Among the trees here are orange, lime, lemon, grapefruit, tangerine, and kumquat.

Though the exact locations of origin of citrus trees are not known, it is believed that they began to be cultivated around 8,000 years ago in Southeast Asia.

Krohn Conservatory Closed Starting November 24th 

Krohn Conservatory will close to the public effective, Tuesday November 24, 2020 as part of the City of Cincinnati’s COVID-19 Emergency response efforts. The health and safety of our staff and guests remain our top priority. The closure is being done as a precaution to protect the public health by limiting opportunities for community transmission of COVID-19. We look forward to re-opening our doors to the public as soon as we are able to do so safely. Anyone who has purchased online tickets to “A Very Merry Garden Holiday” may receive a refund by calling 513.421.4086.

Special Events – Plant Kit Picks Ups

Growing Green With Krohn: Make Your Own Krohn Poinsettia Tree
Bring the beauty of Krohn right into your living room with a plant kit and online instructional video.

Our project kit includes 6 small poinsettias in assorted sizes, greenery, support materials, and a fun surprise holiday addition. Our program will include a demonstration of how to make a cake plate stand out of thrift store materials to hold your poinsettias, fun filled facts about the giant poinsettia tree installed during each holiday show and lots of information about growing poinsettias at home.

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Growing Green With Krohn: Growing Very Merry Holiday Houseplants
Bring the beauty of Krohn right into your living room with a plant kit and online instructional video.

Our project kit will include 4 different types of house plants: two are be better as shade plants and two are for brighter areas and a special holiday surprise plant! Potting material, four plastic containers and support materials are included. Experience the hands-on repotting of these small plants and learn the techniques for successful maintenance. Learn about the types of plants that are most beneficial to improving indoor air quality.

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Krohn Conservatory

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

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