Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Columbus, Ohio

Sunday Drives

SAMSUNG CSC Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

Last weekend we stayed close to home and visited a nearby site in Columbus, Ohio. Franklin Park Conservatory & Botanical Gardens is a beautiful testament to the Progressive Era’s emphasis on conservation of the natural environment.The location itself makes you feel relaxed, as you are surrounded by natural beauty and impressive architecture.

You can bring yourself to visit this location just to appreciate the architecture alone.  The original building consists of the Palm House and Davis Showhouse. The Palm house features palm species from around the world.

According to the conservatory’s website, “the design of this grand Victorian-style glass greenhouse, built in 1895, was influenced by the success of Chicago’s World Fair and Columbian Exposition in 1893 and inspired by the City Beautiful movement.” Later additions were matched to resemble the older style.

The conservatory is divided into sections based on geography and environment…

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I am a freelance writer. I attended Cornell University and went on to pursue my MA in Teaching in Seattle. A few of my education blogs went viral on educational sites. You can find my writing portfolio of past work at https://miriamclifford.contently.com/ These days, I am writing about minimalism and weekend drives. The biggest thing I want to do in life is learn. I think travel is a way to get to know yourself and understand life's true purpose. Feel free to contact me for projects or to share a comment, at miriamoclifford@gmail.com, or on twitter @miriamoclifford or facebook. Thanks for reading!

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