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Cocktails at the Conservatory – Grapes in the Garden

This event is sold out! Interested guests should consider the following alternatives:

  • Reserve tickets for the July, August, September and November Cocktails at the Conservatory events.
  • Reserve tickets for Bash at the Barn, a signature event featuring local bites and brews on June 23. Tickets to Bash include access to “Grapes in the Garden”.
  • Reserve tickets for Chihuly Nights, another series of evening events at the Conservatory.
  • Make a gift to support the Conservatory’s mission.

Wine night has never been so lovely. Treat yourself to “Grapes in the Garden”—a Cocktails at the Conservatory event.

This indulgent evening event features our specialty strawberry lemonade with brut rose and wine samples from local wine spots—Plum Run Winery, Wine on High & The Winemaker’s Shop. Pair your wine with nosh from Cousins Maine Lobster or Petrella’s Pasta. There’s plenty more to do while you sip: learn about winemaking or grape growing, dive into a wine-themed scavenger hunt, or enjoy local performers.

Cocktails at the Conservatory events are 5:30-9pm and strictly 21+. Advance reservations are required for all guests, including all member levels and Monarchs. Tickets may sell out so reserve yours soon! Party at the Conservatory for a purpose; a portion of every ticket sale is donated to the Conservatory’s outreach programs which positively impact the community.

The Plan

Drinks Strawberry Lemonade with Brut Rose is the specialty drink served from the cash bar. Wine samples are available from local vendors.

Plum Run Winery:
-Scioto Red

Wine on High:
Details coming soon!

The Winemaker’s Shop:
-Fresh-Crush California Zinfandel
-Fresh-Crush Chilean Sauvignon Blanc
Eat Food options available:

Cousins Maine Lobster Food Truck
Petrella’s Pasta Food Truck
Elegant Edge Food Truck
Conservatory Food Truck
Conservatory Garden Café
Music Emma Webb Music is a performing duo that performs crowd-pleasing cover tunes.
Winemaking The Winemaker's Shop will demonstrate the process of winemaking.
Growing Grapes Tim McDermott, Agriculture and Natural Resources Educator at OSU, will share how to grow grapes.
Wine Scavenger Hunt Our Horticulture and Education teams will send you scouting for varietals of wine and where in the world they come from, plus plants in alcohol and other edibles in the garden.
Roman Goddess Performer A living statue from the Cincinnati Circus.
Explore The entire Conservatory is open for you to explore after hours. Hang out with friends, take pictures, and enjoy the scenery in our beautiful green spaces.
Play Lawn games and activities will be available in the gardens.
Photo Booth Capture a memory with The Selfie Spot 614.


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Frequently Asked Questions


Wheelchairs and motorized scooters are available for free on a first-come-first-served basis. 

Designated parking spaces are available near the Main Entrance. Guests can be dropped off a short distance from the Main Entrance if necessary.

Service Animals are the only animals permitted at the Conservatory.

Please contact us with any specific accessibility concerns.

Are these events 21+?

Yes, these are cocktail party-style events where alcohol will be served. IDs required. These events are a special opportunity for adults to enjoy the Conservatory with their peers

Do I need to reserve tickets?

Tickets for “Grapes in the Garden” are sold out!

Yes, advance reservations are required for each event, including for all member levels and Monarchs. Tickets will not be sold at the door.

Reservations will close at midnight the evening before the event date. Reservations may sell out before then! Reservations can be made on each event page. 

Tickets are $30 for the public and $25 for Conservatory members (join now!).

Are refunds available?

No, tickets are final sale and non-refundable. This includes refunds for the weather as the events can be moved inside.

Please contact us with any issues.

Are these events weather dependent?

No, the entire indoor Conservatory is open during the events so they will not be canceled due to weather. Activities and vendors will be moved to rain locations if need be.

Refunds are not available due to weather.

What’s included in a reservation?

Access to the Conservatory’s indoor and outdoor experiences and current exhibitions. The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation Children’s Garden will close at dark.

Activities are included with the cost of a ticket and do not require additional reservations.

Reservations also include alcohol samples from each alcohol vendor. Additional drinks can only be purchased from the designated cash bars. Food may be purchased from local food trucks on site.

Are outside food or beverages permitted?

No, outside food and beverages will not be permitted. We kindly ask that you support the cash bar and local vendors.

Is there parking available?

Yes, the Conservatory has a free parking lot for guests located off of East Broad Street. Guests can also be dropped off or picked up in front of the Main Entrance. Please see our map.

If necessary, additional parking is available at the Franklin Park Adventure Center.