Events

Summer Wednesday Nights

Wednesdays, through August 27
Open until 10pm! Enjoy the Conservatory and its exhibitions during extended evening hours. Experience Blooms & Butterflies and watch a butterfly release at 6pm or explore the children's interactive maze, Amazing Butterflies, until 9pm. View the Chihuly Collection under dramatic evening lighting and create your own blown-glass suncatcher orb in the Hot Shop. ($60, $54 for members, walk in or pre-register) At 8:30pm, take a guided tour to the Grand Mallway and watch as James Turrell’s Light Raiment II begins to illuminate the John F. Wolfe Palm House.

The Garden Cafe has dinner options, beer, wine and a summer cocktail special. Botanica Gift Shop and Greenhouse is open late with special sales every week.
General admission applies. 

Family Fun

Saturday, July 26, 11am–2pm
Design your own pinwheels at the craft table; then have some fun in the garden blowing soap bubbles of all sizes.
Free with admission

Family Fun

Saturday, August 2, 11am–2pm
Develop your drawing skills by making collages that expand upon a printed image that you pick.
Free with admission

ProMusica Summer Music Series

August 7, 9, & 10
Spend a starlit evening enjoying live music performed by the ProMusica Chamber Orchestra against the backdrop of the John F. Wolfe Palm House. Come as you are. Pack a picnic. Stroll the grounds. Let the kids play. And relax to the summertime sounds of ProMusica.

Concerts begin at 8pm. Pre-concert children’s activities begin at 7pm on the West Terrace. More information about concert programs can be found here.
Concert is free. Table reservations and catering options are available here.

Family Fun

Saturday, August 9, 2pm
Matt Jergens, juggler extraordinaire, performs with a variety of props and audience participation. Matt shares juggling tips after the performance.
Free with admission

Family Fun

Saturday, August 16, 11am–2pm
Favorite garden storybooks will be shared out of doors (indoor rain location). Pick your favorite and design your own storybook brooch to wear.
Free with admission

Family Fun

Saturday, August 23, 11am–2pm
Discover the leaf trail on a scavenger hunt through the park, then make an inspired button tree art project. 
Free with admission.

Family Fun

Saturday, August 30 & Sunday, August 31, 11am–2pm
Learn about the migration of the monarch butterfly and bid them farewell at the outdoor Pollinators Garden as they begin their journey south. Color a monarch mask and taste salsa freshly prepared from the garden. 
Free with admission