Columbus Guide: OFA

OFA Guide Map

We are excited to welcome the attendees of OFA – The Association of Horticultural Professionals to Columbus this week. For some this is the first time you are visiting our city, for others this is an annual trip. Either way we hope that you will discovery a new favorite in our OFA curated city guide.

To Do
1. The Franklin Park Conservatory is an obvious choice. I would recommend it to anyone but to Horticultural lovers I insist upon it.
2. Landscaped to mimic George Seurat’s A Sunday Afternoon on the Isle of La Grande Jatte The Topiary Park is the perfect place for a picnic lunch or break from the city.
3. The Worthington Farmer’s Market has more than just produce. Pick up local honey, maple syrup, and preserves.

To Shop
4. Besides plants Oakland Nursery has a wonderful selection of vases, terrarium supplies, and garden accessories.
5. It’s easy to fall in love with City Folks Farm Shop where the owners are as friendly and helpful as one could be and their sweet dog Olive patiently assists you.
6. When looking for garden inspiration I often pop into Rose Bredl. A beautiful shop filled with beautiful things.
7. On Paper offers a lovely selection of cards, stationary, and gifts to take back with you.

To Eat
8. We think you will be blown away by the toppings offered at Harvest Pizzeria.
9. After pizza at Harvest stop next door at Curio for an old fashioned cocktail.
10. A lunch favorite is Tasi. We like to say that there is no bad choice when new employee’s ask what they should order.
11. A must when in Columbus is the North Market. Perfect timing because the Food & Ohio Wine Festival will also be taking place here during the OFA conference.

We hope you will stop in and see us while you are in town. This is just a taste of what our city has to offer.

Columbus residents – What are your Columbus recommendations for the OFA visitors?