Cocktails in the Garden


Mix and mingle at the most beautiful cocktail party in the city!

Featuring a specific area of the Garden each month, enjoy a speciality cocktail, live music, themed games and acitivites while exploring The Curious Garden at night during this after-hours social.

May: Spiked | June: White Party | July: Play!
August: Into the Woods | September: Incredible Edibles |

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Adults $21.95 | Members FREE
Guest Passes Accepted | Cash Bars

Every Thursday
May 11 - September 28
6 ­ - 10 p.m.

September: Incredible Edibles

Explore the Edible Garden during Cocktails in the Garden! Stroll with a specialty gin cocktail through a sunset viewing of The Curious Garden exhibition. Enjoy live music from Amp’d Entertainment while enjoying the wonderful the delightful atmostphere in the Edible Garden. Enjoy live Chef Demos in the outdoor kitchen at 6:30, 7:30 and 8:30 p.m.

September 7, 21, 28
Join Garden Chef Megan in the Outdoor Kitchen and cook with the incredible edibles from the Edible Garden.

September 14
Join Chef Brain Jones in the Outdoor Kitchen and cook with the incredible edibles from the Edible Garden.

September 28
Learn about the Edible Garden's design, programming, and food production with horticulturist Raleigh Saperstein during this month's Science Cafe.

Speciality Cocktails

Garden Gin and Tonic
Gin and tonic garnished with lime and cucumber

Gin Rickey
Gin, lime juice, and soda with a lime

Lemon Basil Cooler
Gin, lemon basil simple syrup, lemon juice and soda with basil garnish

Hibiscus French 75
Gin, lemon juice, hibiscus simple syrup, and prosecco

Gin Gin Mule
Gin, ginger beer, lime juice, and sprig of mint

Dinner at Longleaf

Enjoy dinner in the beautiful Garden restaurant Longleaf during Cocktails in the Garden.

Reservations not required, but recommended.

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Chef Demo Recipes

Science Café

The popular Science Café series also returns the last Thursday of each month. Expert speakers from around the region share their knowledge and drive discussions of hot conservation topics.

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