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Come see hundreds of jack-o’-lanterns at Franklin Park Conservatory

Come see hundreds of jack-o’-lanterns at Franklin Park Conservatory

Jack McLaughlin

With fall on the way, even Franklin Park Conservatory is getting into the Halloween spirit.

For the third year in a row, the popular botanical garden is swapping flower petals for pumpkins on select evenings in October as Pumpkins Aglow returns to Columbus.


“This is a special chance to see the conservatory after dark, illuminated by hundreds of jack-o-laterns and other seasonal light displays,” Franklin Park Conservatory said in an Instagram post.

The spooky special will be held Wednesday through Sunday, from Oct 13-31. While you still have some time to pick this year’s costume and string up those spiderwebs before the event opens, if attending is a priority, don’t wait, because tickets go on sale beginning Sept. 1. 

The conservatory has yet to release all of the details for this year’s Pumpkins Aglow, but if it’s anything like previous events, visitors can expect pumpkin towers, pumpkin houses, an array of seasonal gourds, mums, brassicas, and larger than life Halloween decorations from scary spiders to skeletons and more.

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