The Columbus Dispatch wrote Franklin Park Conservatory to expand
Tuesday, June 5, 2007
By Lisa Halverstadt
The Franklin Park Conservatory will add two rooftop gardens where partiers can sip cocktails and another on the grounds designed as a backdrop for brides.
The goal? To make the 112-year-old E. Broad Street conservatory the Central Park of Ohio, and attract more of the events that help pay for its larger mission of horticultural education. The new additions could allow for about 150 more events per year.
By spring 2009, the conservatory is to add a 4-acre community garden, a pavilion fashioned to look like a brick carriage house, landscaping examples for home gardeners, a production greenhouse for horticulture programs and a community garden center that would house a resource center, a meeting room and offices.