Interactive Group Experiential Tours

Groups can take part in these hands-on activities or demonstrations, available on a seasonal basis. To learn more about these opportunities and to schedule your group experience, call 614.715.8110 or email eventsales@fpconservatory.org.

Culinary Experiences

Hands-on Workshops

Wood-Fired Pizza - Groups will make dough and sauce from scratch, chop and prep toppings, and bake their creations in Conservatory’s Italian pizza oven. Then enjoy  with a mixed green side salad and an apple crisp for dessert.
Minimum 15, maximum 40 | $60 per person

Mexican Fiesta –Groups will make all the recipes: Grilled Chicken and Flank Steak tacos with tomatoes, onions, cilantro and lettuce from the garden. Salsa, guacamole, rice and beans finish the menu.
Minimum 15, maximum 40 | $70 per person

Demonstration

Delicious Desserts - Learn the basics of cupcake decorating.
Choose from a vegetable garden theme, butterflies or blooming flowers.
Minimum 15, maximum 50 | $35 per person

Wood-Fired Pizza - Groups will assemble their own Wood Fired Pizza creations.
from a variety of seasonal toppings and sauces already prepared.
Minimum 15, maximum 50 | $35 per person

Glassblowing

Hands-on Workshop

Make an Ornament
Working with professional glassblowers, each group participant  will create a colorful glass ornament in the Conservatory’s Hot Shop.
Minimum 6, maximum 12 | $75 per person, April - December

Demonstration

Design Your Own Ornament - Using a provided template, participants will design an
ornament that glassblowers working in the Conservatory Hot Shop will create each submitted design.
Minimum 16, maximum 30 | $45 per person, April - December
Note: Ornaments must cool for at least 24 hours and are available for pick-up

two days after your visit, or they can be shipped per your request.

Group Horticultural Experiences

Hands on Workshops

Floral Design - Learn the basics of floral design and create a simple vase arrangement to take home and enjoy.
Minimum 10, maximum 25 | $55 per person

Terrariums – Participants will create two-gallon miniature environments, learning some tricks and tips about what to grow and how to care for it.
Minimum 10, maximum 25 | $85 per person

Living Wreath - Create a drought-tolerant living arrangement to hang on a door or fence or lie flat as a unique centerpiece.
Minimum 10, maximum 25 | $65 per person

Container Gardens - Learn the concepts- “filler, spiller and thriller” - and how to select plants that will grow together. Get tips on how to sustain containers, and then create your own to take home.
Minimum 10, maximum 25 | $55 per person

Demonstration

Floral Design - Learn how experts combine flowers and containers to create an arrangement and receive floral design tips to try at home.
Minimum 10, maximum 60 | $25 per person

Terrariums - Learn about these mini-environments and become inspired by terrarium options. Get some tricks and tips about what to grow and how to care for this miniature world.
Minimum 10, maximum 60 | $25 per person

Butterfly Immersion: available mid-March through August
Experience Blooms & Butterflies with the guidance of a docent. This annual exhibition features hundreds of butterflies flying freely in the indoor Pacific Island Water Garden. After watching chrysalises transform into adult butterflies in the Emergence Center, each guest will receive a newly-emerged butterfly to release into its new environment.
Minimum 10, maximum 60 | $20 per person