Tunes & Blooms is ON for April 20!

Enjoy Comet Bluegrass All-Stars and a Party for the Planet Celebration on April 20

WHO:           Tunes & Blooms FREE concert series, presented by Macy’s, will rock the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden tonight! The Comet Bluegrass All-Stars will perform.

WHAT:          Party for the Planet Earth Day Celebration activities get underway at 4pm and the band starts playing at 6pm.                  

WHEN:          Thursday, April 20:

6p – 8:30p – Comet…

Painted Dog Valley Achieves Living Building Challenge (LBC) Certification

Only Zoo in the world and first project in Ohio to earn this coveted sustainability recognition

The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s Painted Dog Valley has achieved the International Living Future Institute’s ambitious and optimistic Living Building Challenge petal certification. The Living Building Challenge (LBC) is the world’s most rigorous proven performance standard for buildings and recognizes spaces that give more than they take.

“For the past decade, sustainable design and construction has been a cornerstone of…

Join the Cincinnati Zoo Team to Take Actions for Planet Earth

Share your green and sustainable actions on the myActions social network to support the Cincinnati Zoo and help reach myActions‘ goal to register “One Million Actions for Planet Earth.”

Each action you share triggers a small donation for the zoo!  Simple actions, such as turning off the lights, carpooling, and recycling, add up to big results! myActions encourages you to share photos, give feedback to others, and invite your friends and family to participate.

Chipotle Edible Gardens in the Botanical Garden

edible_gardenFor the second year, the Chipotle Edible Gardens will be in full bloom this summer!

The three Chipotle Edible Gardens at the Zoo will feature an array of vegetables and herbs, all grown from seed. The gardens are de signed for visitors of all ages to learn about planting foods they can grow and enjoy at home.

The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden horticulture staff hopes the Edible Gardens will give the Zoo’s 1.5…

Cincinnati Zoo Wins Green Business Awards!

gbaLast Thursday, honorees for the Business Courier 2014 Green Business Awards gathered at the Sharonville Convention Center, the region’s only LEED certified event center to celebrate green practices, green building, green advocacy, and green services/products. It is a great event for businesses and organizations to come together and share best practices, challenges, and celebrate our successes.

The Cincinnati Zoo’s Base Camp Café (Greenest Restaurant in the US!!) took home two awards that…

Sustainable Urban Landscapes Symposium – February 2014

CINCINNATI – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is excited to announce the next portion of the Excellence in Horticultural Education Symposium Series. On Thursday, February 27, the third annual Sustainable Urban Landscapes Symposium will be held at the Cincinnati Zoo.

Come and enjoy an upbeat, daylong event with expert speakers from across the region. This year’s program will feature three talks related to pollinator issues and an afternoon multi-expert session on how to achieve…

2014 Barrows Conservation Lecture Series Speakers Announced

Order Your Tickets Online Now & Secure a Seat

CINCINNATI – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is pleased to announce the 2014 speakers for the 22nd annual Barrows Conservation Lecture Series. The prestigious lecture series will feature an exciting lineup of internationally acclaimed scientists, explorers and conservationists. Since 1993, the series has brought a slate of esteemed naturalists and scientists to Cincinnati to address wildlife issues and global conservation efforts.

Opening the Series on…

Turn Off a Light for the Cincinnati Zoo!

Share your green and sustainable actions on the myActions social network to support the Cincinnati Zoo and help reach myActions‘ goal to register “One Million Actions for Planet Earth.”

Each action you share triggers a small donation for the zoo!  Simple actions, such as turning off the lights, carpooling, and recycling, add up to big results! myActions encourages you to share photos, give feedback to others, and invite your friends and family to participate.

Two [Green] Thumbs Up for Zoo’s 2014 Landscaping Series

Landscaping for the Homeowner Series Begins January 8

CINCINNATI – Beat winter chill by thinking warm thoughts and preparing for your spring garden! Back by popular demand is the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s 2014 Landscaping for the Homeowner Series, beginning January 8.

For the past 20 years, Steve Foltz, Director of Horticulture at the Cincinnati Zoo, has put together a series of landscape classes for the home gardener. The classes take the homeowner through the process…