Presentation on theme: "Presented By: Maureen Cassin Jay Gillis Richard Sexauer Franklin Park Conservatory Columbus, Ohio."— Presentation transcript:
Presented By: Maureen Cassin Jay Gillis Richard Sexauer Franklin Park Conservatory Columbus, Ohio
Their Mission…… The Franklin Park Conservatory & Botanical Garden nurtures plants and people. We promote environmental appreciation and ecological awareness for everyone. Our unique botanical collections and gardens provide life-long learning opportunities in a friendly and accessible setting which preserves tradition and provides a refuge for the soul.
The history of this site actually dates back far before the actual conservatory was built. Beginning in 1852, Franklin Park became the site for the first county fair, and then the official location of the Ohio State Fair in 1874 when the park was expanded to 93 acres. Various memorable moments have taken place and recorded at this site also. For example, in 1880, William Tecumsehs famous statement War, it is all Hell! was delivered in a speech to a reunion of civil war veterans gathering at Franklin Park. History of the Building…..
History Continued… In 1893, the Franklin Park Victorian style Conservatory was modeled after the Glass Palace at the Columbian Exposition held in Chicago, Illinois. The conservatory was finally constructed and open to the public in 1895. A fire in Columbus city in 1921 destroyed much of the history and records kept for the Franklin Park Conservatory, and most of its documentation before this time was from newspapers and personal written accounts.
The 1900s Throughout the 1920s animals were kept in the lower rooms of the conservatory and became part of the first Columbus Zoo. In 1974 the original conservatory or Victoria Palm House was inducted into the National Register of Historic Places. November 14, 1986,AmeriFlora 92 was organized and incorporated and Franklin Park was named as the host site for the horticulture exhibition.
Renovations massing $14 million expanded the conservatory into additions including four biomes from around the world, a gift shop, classrooms, a library and a café in 1989. The Franklin Park Conservatory added "Botanical Garden" to its official title in 1994. Recent Years….
Present Building Use The Franklin Park Conservatory is a fun and educational place to explore. They offer Group and Individual classes in everything from plant parts to rocks and minerals. The conservatory is an interactive environment where visitors can explore regions different from their own. Special exhibits bring more educational opportunities and increase awareness of the world around us. In addition, Franklin park is a wonderful place for special events and gatherings.
Classes Gardening … Landscape Design Herb Identification Butterfly Garden Design Garden Crafts Culinary Herbs Dried Floral Wreath Art… Cord Camera Blooms & Butterflies Photography Seminar Watercolors with Susie Blooms & Butterflies on Silk
Special event Rentals… This historic greenhouse offers a tropical ambience unlike any other. Victorian architecture graces this elegant glass and stone structure which houses an extraordinary palm collection, tropical plants and seasonal flowers. Double, grand staircases descend upon a lush garden setting featuring two iron gazebos and a Venetian- style fountain. The Palm House is a perfect setting for wedding ceremonies, receptions, corporate functions and dinners, just to name a few.
Main Usage Take a walk through the cool Himalayan Mountains, stroll through the steamy Tropical Cloud Forest, or wander through a Pacific Island Water Garden. Explore the thirsty wilderness of a hot, arid Desert and then step into the mist of a Tropical Rain Forest. Encounter an ancient Bonsai Garden and discover an enchanted Pacific Island. All of these, and many other earthly wonders, can only be found together inside one place...Himalayan MountainsPacificIsland Water GardenDesertTropical Rain Forest.Bonsai GardenPacific Island
The moist, cool air and steep rock walls reproduce the environment of the central Himalayas at an elevation between 6,000 and 9,000 feet above sea level. Hardy plants native to Tibet, China, and Nepal cling to life in crevices and rock pockets. In springtime, the boulders of this room are covered with a haze of pale rose and jasmine blossoms filling the air with delicate perfume. Himalayan Mountains…
Pacific Island Water Garden As you enter this climate zone all of your senses are engaged. Bright- coloredfoliage, fish and flowers, fragrant plumeria and jasmine blossoms, cascading waterfalls, and tropical fruits are all bathed in a fine mist that you can feel on your skin. The showy, aromatic and edible plants of this environment are drawn from various habitats in the south Pacific including Hawaii and southeast Asia.
Desert Enter a harsh world of bizarre plant shapes and towering red sandstone formations. Fierce spines, swollen stems, and silver-tinted leaves are all features which allow these plants to survive in their sun- seared native habitats. The common names of organ pipe, blue rose, candelabra, coach whip, silver torch, and elephant foot evoke the strange forms of the cacti and succulent plants growing here.
Rain Forrest…. The environment here is humid, lush and diverse, created with plants from the lowland tropical rainforests of South America, Asia, and Africa. A turtle splashes in the hidden pool, macaw shriek, and flash brilliant plumage amid the blooms of gingers and tropical begonias. While strikingly patterned foliage plants nestle in the rare patches of sunlight on the forest floor, epiphytic orchids and cacti thrive in treetops, never touching the ground.
Bonsai Courtyard The centerpiece of this serene, understated garden is a pond filled with blooming waterlilies and aquatic plants. In summer, the Conservatory's collection of hardy bonsai is on display, among full-sized ginkgo, pine, and flowering cherry trees.
Site Related Aspects Franklin Park Conservatory, Columbus is Located within Franklin Park at Broad Street, this 12,500 square foot glass structure was designed in the style of London's Crystal Palace. The 28-acre botanical gardens include a Japanese garden, an education garden and sculptures and fountains.
Grand Mallway 5-acre formal garden where award-winning annual color displays are bordered with meticulously clipped yew hedges. The three silver sails of sculptor Steven Canneto's "Navstar" gleam at the center of this horticultural extravaganza.
Japonese Gardens A gift to the city people of Columbus from the Japanese prefecture of Osaka in 1992, this garden is designed in the Karesaosui or "imaginary river" style using landscape plants selected for the central Ohio climate. A white gravel "river" flows beneath a graceful bridge among flowering shrubs, Japanese maples, and hardy bambo, to surround an island of venerable spruce trees
Native Wildflower Garden Prairie and woodland plants of Ohio and neighboring states are featured. From spring bluebells to the goldenrod and purple asters of autumn, this garden celebrates the subtle beauty of the natural landscape with plants that provide food and shelter for birds, butterflies and other wildlife.