3,500 species of plants from around the world call this greenhouse home! Inside you will find a palm house, tropical rainforest (complete with a 20 ft. waterfall), a desert, orchid house, and bonsai display. Once a year, there is a butterfly show where butterflies are released to fly freely within the conservatories' natural settings showrooms!
Open every day of the year and admission is FREE.
You don't have to conserve anything to visit the Krohn Conservatory. Nor do you have to pay a single dime. the conservatory is free otthe public and features four main areas, the Palm House which is 45 ft tall and accomodates palm trees, the Tropical House, the Desert House which has a fqascinating variety of cactus, and the Flower House, the best part of which was the carnivorous plant section. Somewhere inside there is also an orchid display.
Welcome to Krohn Conservatory, an arboretum located around the corner of Mt. Adams in Eden Park! The greenhouse showcases various natural environments from tropical rainforest (you must see the 20-foot tall waterfall) to desert habitats (including various cacti).
But the best sight to behold are the multihued butterflies released to flutter freely amidst the flower & plants (to highlight to which ones they are attracted)! You'll see this lovely spectacle during the spring inside the conservatory and it is a favorite for kids & adults alike!
During the Christmas holidays the Conservatory comes to life with different holiday plant displays such as cyclamen & poinsettias while the Christmas tree is lit up for the seasonal display decorated in all-natual ornaments along with a giant music box.
Photo: September 2005
Built in 1933, Krohn Conservatory hosts a collection of more than 1,000 plant species from around the world. Inside are sections that replicate temperate, desert, and tropical rainforest climates. There is a 20-foot waterfall and a fish filled stream, as well as orchid and bonsai collections. We especially enjoy visiting here in winter for a brief respite from the cold and snow outside.
Another of our favorite times to visit the Krohn Conservatory is during the annual spring butterfly show. Countless butterflies are released to add their flashs of color to an already beautiful display. Sometimes you may also spot an Iguana climbing on a branch or rock.
Krohn Conservatory is open daily from 10 - 5. However, as of this writing, it is closed until Oct. 22, 2004, for renovations.
The conservatory is operated by the Cincinnati Parks Dept. and is free to the public.
Another great family activity for more sedate children and parents is visiting the art museum and the Krohn conservatory in Eden Park. I especially love visiting the tropical rainforrest and orchids at the conservatory when it is cold outside.