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Harvest Blooms

September 21, 2018 12:00 am

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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Sunday and Friday, repeating until October 28, 2018 12:00 am

Central Ohio has not experienced fall like this before. Thousands upon thousands of pumpkins and ornamental gourds will descend upon Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens for the largest Harvest Blooms display yet, open daily September 22 through October 28.

Sponsored by Fahlgren Mortin, this year’s Harvest Blooms display collects familiar signs of fall and magnifies them into one centralized spectacular of autumn. The exhibit includes:
– 5,000 members of the Cucurbitacea family (ornamental gourds, pumpkins, squash)
– 1,500 members of the Brassicaceae family (ornamental kale, cabbage, etc.)
– 4,500 flowering Chrysanthemums (aka hardy mums)
– A 10-ft tall “Pumpkin House” in the new Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation Children’s Garden

“This year’s Harvest Blooms is possibly one of the Conservatory’s strongest horticulture exhibitions yet,” said Horticulture Exhibitions Designer Garet Martin. “This is the best place in central Ohio to become fully immersed in the fall season.”

Harvest Blooms kicks off with an annual fan-favorite, The Great Glass Pumpkin Patch sale from 10am-4pm, September 21-23. This sale features hundreds of collectable, premium glass pumpkins that have been hand crafted by local and nationally known gaffers. Although the opportunities to make your own glass pumpkin (with the assistance of a professional gaffer) have sold out, visitors are welcome to watch this mesmerizing process at the Conservatory Hot Shop. The Great Glass Pumpkin Patch sale is free to shop, but admission is required to enter the Hot Shop and the rest of the Conservatory.

Harvest Blooms is made possible through the generous support of presenting sponsor Fahlgren Mortin. Special thanks to Lehner’s Pumpkin Farms for growing and sourcing the beautiful gourds and to Wiseman Brothers Fabrication & Steel, LTD for creating the pumpkin house frame.

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September 21, 2018 12:00 am
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Franklin Park Conservatory
1777 E Broad St
Columbus, 43203 United States
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