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Cocktails at the Conservatory – Hop into Summer

Summer is just a hop, skip and jump away and we’re getting an early start to the season. This Cocktails at the Conservatory event celebrates beer and the plants that bring us the delicious drink. Ticket sales are closed for this event.

Enjoy a beer (or a cocktail!) while learning about growing hops and brewing beer. There will also be a scavenger hunt to guide you through the gardens during golden hour. Food trucks and live music will be available along with lawn games, entertainment and access to the entire Conservatory.

Cocktails at the Conservatory events are 5:30-9:30pm and strictly 21+. IDs will be checked at the door. Advance reservations are required for all guests, including all member levels and Monarchs, and close at midnight before the event. Tickets will not be sold at the door.

What To Expect


Frequently Asked Questions

What To Expect

An event map and passport will serve as your guides to the event! Pick them up when you check in at the Visitor Center.

Drinks Try free samples from four local breweries and purchase additional drinks from cash bars.

-Seventh Son: Biome, a collaboration beer with the Conservatory
-Wolf's Ridge Brewing: Wolf’s Ridge IPA
-614: 614 Lager
-Columbus Brewing Company: Devil's Kush
-Grove City Brewing: Grove City Beulah
-BrewDog: Elvis Juice
Eat Food options available:

-Conservatory Garden Café
-Dirty Franks
-Fancy Feeding You
-Machi Hibachi
-Rime Time Pops
Learn About Beer -Beer Talk: Hear more about Biome, the collaboration beer from Seventh Son & the Conservatory

-Growing Hops: Talk to a horticulturist about hops and find out where they're growing at the Conservatory
Scavenger Hunt Use hints to scout the gardens for specific springtime and summertime plants.
Music & Performances Live music and wandering entertainers spread good vibes in the gardens:

-Josh Staley Productions: Live DJ playing summer music
-Ace Cunnings: Roaming illusionist
Entertainment A round of beer and several rounds of fun:

-Fire pits
-Lawn games (Giant Beer Pong, Cornhole, Giant Connect Four, Giant Jena, Yardzee, Dominoes)
-360 Photo Booth
Explore The entire Conservatory is open for you to explore after hours. Spend time with your friends, take pictures, enjoy the scenery and more:

-Gardens: View the botanical gardens and plant collections
-Art: Appreciate the art of Light Raiment II, the Chihuly Collection and El Color - ES
-Butterflies: If it's still light out, you may be able to spot butterfies in the Pacific Island Water Garden Biome
-Gift Shop: Shop for a houseplant or gift at Botanica Gift Shop & Greenhouse
-Support: Support our non-profit mission by making a gift on your way out
Prizes There are a few opportunities to make this a truly winning experience:

-Passport: Complete and turn in your event passport to be entered into a raffle for a prize package from one of the event vendors
-Scavenger Hunt: Finish the scavenger hunt to be entered into a raffle for a prize package from one of the event vendors
-Survey: Participate in the post-event survey to be entered to win a prize package from Grove City Brewing


A floor plan will be available shortly!

Community Support

$5 of every ticket sold to Cocktails at the Conservatory is donated to support the Conservatory’s non-profit mission. By attending, guests help fund programs that educate children, ensure community access to nature and spread gardens throughout the city. To see the results of your impact, subscribe to Conservatory Cultivators, a quarterly blog that shares happy stories of impact.


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?

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.

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 the Conservatory dining and food trucks.

The entertainment is included with the cost of a ticket and does not require additional reservations.

$5 of every ticket is donated to the Conservatory’s non-profit mission, supporting outreach, access, and education programs. Visitors make a difference just by visiting and can see the results of their impact by subscribing to the Conservatory Cultivators.

Is there a dress code?

There is no formal dress code for this event. It is a cocktail party, and guests are encouraged to wear fun outfits, especially if they match the theme of the event.

Be sure to keep the weather in mind!

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.