Krohn Conservatory

The Krohn Conservatory in Cincinnati’s Eden Park has a full slate of events and activities planned for October in conjunction with their Fall Floral Show.

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The 20th anniversary of the Krohn Conservatory butterfly show is open, featuring butterflies of the Philippines.  Assistant manager Mark House says the island nation is tropical, and has several species of butterflies.

“And we have five of them here," House says. "Species such as the paper kite, the dead leaf as well. Strange name for a butterfly, but it’s beautiful.  They are included with the butterflies that we have in here that come from all over the country; every continent except Antarctica.”

One of the truest signs of spring in Cincinnati is the annual Krohn Conservatory Butterfly Show. This year, they feature Butterflies of the Philippines and the conservatory’s manager, Andrea Schepmann, talks with David Delegator about the history of the show, how the feature country is chosen, and what visitors will enjoy when they visit.

Local artist's work graces Washington holidays

Dec 4, 2014
Michael E. Keating

An electric train chugs past whimsical landscapes and coastal lighthouses made of twigs, leaves and nuts.  The fantasy installation includes national landmarks along with a replica of the Coney Island Ohio River shoreline entrance to the Cincinnati landmark, no doubt a nod to the creator’s Tri-State roots.

In a U.S. Botanic Garden display that pays homage to historic lighthouses, Paul Busse, Northern Kentucky artist, forager and creator of Applied Imagination, continues to add his personal creative vision to the holidays in the nation’s capital.

The Krohn Conservatory's annual holiday show opens Saturday, Nov. 15 with Cincinnati landmarks rendered in wood and other organic material. The Magic and Mistletoe display also features model trains, flowers, and animated figures and other Christmas artifacts from the Schmalz Family collection.

Provided, Cincinnati Parks

The ever-popular Krohn Conservatory butterfly show opened last week, “Pura Vida: Butterflies of Costa Rica” runs through June 22. Krohn General Manager Andrea Schepmann and Regina Edwards, aka "the Bug Lady" at Cincinnati Parks, discuss this year’s Krohn show, and what went into creating “Pura Vida,” a tropical hideaway of exotic plants, cascading waterfalls, colorful parrot fish, mysterious stone sculptures, and 16,000 butterflies.

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The annual Holiday Floral Show is underway at Krohn Conservatory, complete with plenty of poinsettias, trains and miniature versions of local landmarks.

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Krohn 'Lets It Grow' four sustainable ways

Jul 9, 2013
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Krohn Conservatory opens its summer show, “Let It Grow,” to the public Tuesday.

"Let It Grow" focuses on emergent sustainable food production techniques with applications for families, schools, neighborhoods and businesses. “People want to take control of their health and what they eat,” Bethany Butler, the show designer said.

Each of the gardens featured in the exhibit save either space, time, resources or all three.

Vertical gardening uses soil as a growing medium with plants arranged on walls or hanging displays. Each of the other techniques is soilless.

Sarah Ramsey

Krohn Conservatory is now featuring "Butterflies of Morocco." The exhibit also highlights the art and culture of Morocco.

General Manager Ruthann Spears says more than a million people have visited the Cincinnati Parks Butterfly Show since it began in 1996. "We expect 90,000 people this year," says Spears. 

"Butterflies of Morocco" will be at Krohn Conservatory from April 20-June 30, 2013.

Spring is in Bloom

Mar 20, 2013
Sarah Ramsey

The first day of Spring has finally arrived. A great way to celebrate the season is with beautiful flowers and plants from Krohn Conservatory. The rich vibrant colors make the new season come alive.