We have lived in Central Ohio for almost 15 years and there is still so many things on my list of places to visit. I have been so lucky that in these past few months I have been able to visit these places with my peas and our Girl Scout troop.
Not only did we get to visit the Franklin Park Conservatory but we were able to visit during the colorful and delicate exhibit of Chihuly: Celebrating Nature & Chihuly Nights and we got to spend the night! We toured the exhibit in the evening and in the daytime and it was like viewing two different places.
We brought our sleeping bags and stayed in the Wells Barn…I will spare you how it was a wooden floor and I am a chubby 45 year old woman who had no business sleeping that way next time a blow up mattress (I didn’t know I could bring one and paid for that) ANYWHO….
Our Scouts were able to learn how to make home made noodles which honestly I would love to have her do here she said they were so good!
After this yummy homemade pasta snack we headed downstairs for some painting and modge podge….
THEN we walked over to the Conservatory and yes, it was everything I had hoped it would be …. and oh yeah the pea liked it too LOL 🙂
We walked in to immediately see the first two Chihulys I think we were all in awe because we just stared at them for awhile, they were so beautiful.
There were so many areas of the Conservatory just peppered with Chihuly and beautiful plants specifically Orchids this time of year.
We walked through with our guide and saw a wedding set up for the next day I can only imagine how gorgeous that wedding will be.
After out night walk in the Conservatory the girls were invited to make S’mores it was so cold!!
Those are the leaders up there after smores it was free time and get ready for bed …..OH MY GOSH I honestly could have just stayed up all night HARD WOOD FLOOR….
After what seemed like forever we got up the next morning for breakfast I had coffee while I tried to straighten out my body…..
After we were able to pack everything up in the car and grab out patches we were allowed to go back to the Conservatory for one last look seeing it in a different light. We even saw some areas that we missed the night before.
There is so much to see here and in the summer we plan to go back for the outside sites too!
As of now during our time of staying at home the Conservatory is closed, please visit their website for updates on when they plan to reopen and hope to support the Conservatory during this time.