In response to COVID-19, Franklin Park Conservatory will be closed to the public for three weeks starting Friday, March 13. The health and safety of our visitors and staff is our top priority, and this decision was made in alignment with official health and government recommendations. Refunds for ticket, class, experience and program purchases will be honored. Contact the Conservatory for details.

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Cocktails at the Conservatory – August

CHEERS! The Conservatory is excited to continue our popular after-hours cocktails events. The series kicks off August 20th with “Plants, Plants Baby.” Tickets will be made available in mid-June.

All events are 21+ only. Please note, babies and toddlers will not be permitted into the event.

 Every Cocktails at the Conservatory is 5:30-9pm and will include:

  • A Drink Upon Entrance
  • Alcohol Vendors Handing Out Samples
  • Live Music
  • Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt
  • Lawn Games
  • Themed Programming
  • The Conservatory’s Food Truck + Additional Local Food Trucks

August Details


  • Herb Exploration – Identify different herbs by touch and smell
  • Silent Plant Auction – Bid on plants that were on display at the Conservatory
  • Ask A Horticulturist – Learn about the most popular houseplants and how to care for them.

Food Trucks: Seitan’s Realm, Pitabilities, The Conservatory’s Food Truck

Live Music: Perennial Rye

Perennial Rye is a slightly off-color traditional bluegrass band, based out of Columbus, Ohio.  While on the surface they appear to be exactly what you’d expect,  take a listen and you may surprise yourself with how unique their sound really is.

Armed with dobro, mandolin, bass, guitar, and banjo – these soldiers of Americana storm the fortress of your predetermined notion of what bluegrass is, shatter your boundaries with their tight instrumentation and strong vocal harmony, and when the last toe has been tapped and knee slapped – you will know they are victorious, in the name of Perennial Rye.

Save the dates:

  • August 20th “Plants, Plants, Baby”
  • September 24th “Prost to Oktoberfest”
  • October 29th “Spirits in the Garden”