Show Your Boo Some Love with a Valentine's Day Flower Bundle From Cincinnati's Krohn Conservatory

The $25 bundle comes with two plants, a card-making kit and two tickets to the greenhouse once it reopens.

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Photo: Danielle Schuster
Valentine's Day bundles

Krohn Conservatory, located in Eden Park, closed its doors to the public in November when coronavirus cases surged in the fall.

However, the luscious plants grown at the conservatory did not go to waste.

In a series of weekly sales, plant lovers can now purchase blooms from Krohn Conservatory that would typically premiere in its seasonal shows.

Mark House, regional manager at the conservatory, says he first thought of selling the plants grown in their expansive greenhouses in December when their holiday show was cut short.

“It was stunningly beautiful,” says House. “It was going very well until the infections began to rise as a result of Thanksgiving.”

After the closure, House was determined to spread the cheer one way or another.

“We [had] all of these beautiful poinsettias — almost 2,000 of them here,” he says. House brought his staff together and suggested they sell them in order to “make people happy and [so] they’re not just going into the dumpster.”

All 2,000 poinsettias were sold, and that’s when House knew he was onto something.

The conservatory began offering weekly recurring plant sales to bring some beauty of the greenhouse to local homes. 

And now to celebrate Valentine’s Day, Krohn Conservatory is offering a holiday package. 

The bundle includes one Cream Tulip 'Verona' plant and choice of one of the following plants: tulips, hydrangeas, daffodils, or Orienpet lilies (which are $3 more). Along with the flowers, the package includes two tickets to Krohn Conservatory upon reopening and a handmade Valentine’s card kit, all for $25.

The bundles are available for pre-order Feb. 8-12. Buyers can pick up their orders 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 9 and Friday, Feb. 12; or 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 10 and Thursday, Feb. 11. 

“Fortunately, the citizens of Cincinnati have been very supportive,” House says. "We keep our prices very low to stay competitive, and we have a wonderful product and some of the best horticulturalists in Cincinnati.”

Krohn Conservatory plans to re-open on May 8 for its annual butterfly exhibit — or as House calls them, “flying flowers.” The show will remain open until September, twice as long as usual, to give everyone the chance to attend while following social distancing guidelines.

“We intend to open the butterfly show as long as it’s safe,” House says. “We are planning to do it as safely as possible.”

For more info about upcoming sales, visit cincinnatiparks.com/krohn.

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