Dale Chihuly’s vibrant glass artwork makes a lasting impression on all who view it.
The Conservatory was honored to be the second botanical garden in the world to host an exhibition by glass artist Dale Chihuly in 2003. Chihuly at the Conservatory had record-breaking attendance, and its success led a private, non-profit group, Friends of the Conservatory, to purchase most of the pieces in the exhibition as a permanent collection for the Conservatory.
This summer, enjoy 20 glass artworks and paintings on display throughout the Conservatory's plant collections and in the John F. Wolfe Chihuly Resource Center. Visit during Summer Wednesday Nights to view the Collection under dramatic evening lighting.
To enhance the glass experience, watch as artists create blown-glass works of art during daily demonstrations in the Conservatory’s Hot Shop, open from April through December.