Just when you think you can’t take another dreary wintry day, when everything is draped in “drab” – the Krohn Conservatory in Cincinnati opens “An Enchanted Forest”. Local artists have donated large chunks of time to create a splash of early spring color.
Tons of rock and fallen timber have been integrated into the realistic landscape offering hiding places for tiny little “Elf – size” dwellings. Most of these homes are for sale following the show.
Having recently moved back to Kentucky from the ever-green environment of Florida, I was craving color. The answer was there waiting for me at Krohn Conservatory.
There are several climates where one can leisurely stroll from the Enchanted Forest to the desert, through the tropics, and then into the Bonsai room.
All along the way there will be the delightful sound of children making discoveries of gold fish swimming along the streams, or the cascading, refreshing sound as the waterfall tumbles down boulders to the pool below. Birds of nature are heard throughout each room and are so convincing, you may pause and try to locate where they are perched.
After visiting the inside environment, take the time to travel a bit further up the hill and above the Conservatory to the Donald Sanders Overlook. (For the adventurous, there is a steep staircase directly behind the Conservatory, leading to the overlook and to wonderful picnic areas tucked among pine trees).
Admission fees vary by age with most expensive ticket being $3.00. (On-line discount coupons available) If you plan to visit the Enchanted Forest, better hurry. Show closes April 7.
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The next event, “Butterflies” is also one of my favorites. Show starts April 20.
Have you visited Krohn Conservatory? I’d love to hear your favorite timeo of year to visit!