Krohn Conservatory

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Krohn Conservatory at Eden Park
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Krohn Conservatory in Eden Park
Type Conservatory
Created 1933
Operated by City of Cincinnati Park Board
Visitors 300,000

The Irwin M. Krohn Conservatory is a conservatory located in Eden Park within Cincinnati, Ohio in the United States.

History[edit]

The conservatory was completed in 1933, replacing smaller greenhouses that had stood in Eden Park since 1894.[1] Originally known only as the Eden Park Greenhouse, in 1937 it was renamed in honor of Irwin M. Krohn, who served as Board of Park Commissioner[2] from 1912 to 1948. The architect firm Rapp & Meacham designed the conservatory in the Art Deco style, in the form of a Gothic arch.[3][4]

A 1966 hailstorm caused extensive damage to the conservatory, and the firm of Lord & Burnham was called to restore it.[5] The original wooden sashes were replaced with durable aluminum.[6]

Collection[edit]

It contains more than 3,500 plant species from all over the world,[7] with principal collections as follows:

Private Events & Weddings[edit]

Krohn Conservatory can be rented for private events and is an excellent setting for a small to mid-sized wedding. Accommodations can be made for the wedding ceremony to take place in the atrium of the conservatory, and there are multiple options for where to hold the reception, which include in the room off the atrium (seats up to 120 guests), or in the tent connected to the conservatory (seats up to 150 guests). Wedding guests have full access to the conservatory during the entire reception to take advantage of the numerous exhibits, such as the Orchid exhibit or the butterfly show. Information about renting the facility can be obtained through the Premier Park Events website.

Gallery[edit]

Waterfall 
Palm House 
Bonsai tree 

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Grace, Kevin (2002). Cincinnati Revealed: A Photographic Heritage of the Queen City. Arcadia Publishing. p. 94. Retrieved 2013-06-05. 
  2. ^ Recchie, Nancy (2010). Cincinnati Parks and Parkways. Arcadia Publishing. p. 74. Retrieved 2013-06-02. 
  3. ^ McPherson, Alan (2009). Botanic Gems Indiana Public Gardens: Including Greater Chicago, Dayton, Cincinnati & Louisville. AuthorHouse. p. 112. Retrieved 2013-06-02. 
  4. ^ Federal Writers' Project (1943). Cincinnati, a Guide to the Queen City and Its Neighbors. p. 281. Retrieved 2013-06-02. 
  5. ^ Bennett, Paul (Jul 1, 2000). The Garden Lover's Guide to the Midwest. Princeton Architectural Press. p. 35. Retrieved 2013-06-04. 
  6. ^ Bennett, Paul (Jul 1, 2000). The Garden Lover's Guide to the Midwest. Princeton Architectural Press. p. 35. Retrieved 2013-06-02. 
  7. ^ York, Tamara (Aug 24, 2009). "Eden Park Hike". Cincinnati CityBeat. Retrieved 2013-06-02. 
  8. ^ John H. Russell & Thomas S. Spencer (Jul 28, 2005). Gardens Across America, East of the Mississippi: The American Horticulatural Society's Guide to American Public Gardens and Arboreta. Taylor Trade Publishing. p. 307. Retrieved 2013-05-08. 
  9. ^ Smith, Steve; et al. (2007). "A Cincinnati For the Senses". Cincinnati USA City Guide. Cincinnati Magazine. p. 12. Retrieved 2013-05-06. 
  10. ^ John H. Russell & Thomas S. Spencer (Jul 28, 2005). Gardens Across America, East of the Mississippi: The American Horticulatural Society's Guide to American Public Gardens and Arboreta. Taylor Trade Publishing. p. 307. Retrieved 2013-05-08. 

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Coordinates: 39°06′55″N 84°29′25″W / 39.11524°N 84.49040°W / 39.11524; -84.49040