Krohn Conservatory's 2022 Butterfly Show Will Transport Cincinnatians to Ancient Egypt

"Butterflies of the Nile" opens this month.

click to enlarge Butterflies of Bali took over Krohn Conservatory in 2020 and 2021. - Photo: Danielle Schuster
Photo: Danielle Schuster
Butterflies of Bali took over Krohn Conservatory in 2020 and 2021.

The beauty and mystery of Ancient Egypt is descending on Cincinnati's Krohn Conservatory — or at least its butterflies are.

Krohn has announced the theme for its super-popular annual butterfly show: Butterflies of the Nile. The show opens March 19 and runs through June 19.

A description provided by Cincinnati Parks (which oversees Krohn) says the floral exhibit will be "specifically designed to show just how lush and inviting the gardens of ancient Egypt could be." Design elements have been lifted from the art found in Egyptian tombs and temples and call to mind imagery like "orchards, palms and fish ponds with lotus plants."

Along with the greenery will be hundreds upon hundreds of butterflies, flitting between displays and landing on guests.

In 2020, Krohn Conservatory had to delay its 25th-annual butterfly show, the Butterflies of Bali, due to the pandemic. It reopened in May of 2021 with a reboot of the show.

Krohn Conservatory (1501 Eden Park Drive, Mount Adams) has yet to release ticketing and pricing details for the show. Visit for updates.

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