Hot Shop



Housed in an outdoor glassblowing pavilion, the Hot Shop features daily demonstrations by local, professional gaffers–master glass blowers–as they gather molten glass and transform it into a finished piece of blown-glass artwork. Every step of the process is described in informative, 25-minute sessions.

Demonstrations take place on weekdays, 11am–2pm, and weekends, 12–3pm, March through December. 

Glass pieces created in the Hot Shop are available for sale at Botanica.

Learn to blow glass! The Conservatory offers glassblowing workshops and personal glassblowing sessions April–December.