Palm House and West Terrace
Celebrate in the distinctive ambiance of the John F. Wolfe Palm House. A double grand staircase provides for an elegant entrance, with steps descending into a tropical garden setting complete with large palms, iron gazebos and a Venetian-style fountain.
The West Terrace is a striking brick veranda which extends west from the Palm House and provides spectacular views of the Grand Mallway’s botanical gardens. A stunning visual backdrop is provided at dusk when the John F. Wolfe Palm House is illuminated by light artist James Turrell’s LED installation, Light Raiment II.
Grand Atrium and Zen Terrace
The Grand Atrium is Conservatory’s largest indoor space which features stately, plant-draped pillars, and slate tile floors. The Grand Atrium is available only after business hours.
The Zen Terrace is an Asian-inspired rooftop venue which provides a serene, stylish setting for any type of ceremony, dinner, or cocktail party. Features include illuminated works by artist Dale Chihuly, a bubbling fountain, bamboo, and an elegant wall of Bonsai.
The Veridian, The Grove and Brides Garden
The Veridian has an exposed stone wall, ceramic tile floor and wood-coffered ceiling to create a natural, organic atmosphere while retaining the comforts of an indoor venue. The Veridian is enhanced with tropical plants, Dale Chihuly artwork, and a glass door that opens to the elegant Brides Garden.
A bubbling fountain, romantic swing and embellishments symbolic of a “tying the knot” theme set amongst lush perennials and white redbud trees creates a serene and intimate space in the Brides Garden.
The Grove rooftop garden overlooks the Conservatory’s outdoor botanical gardens and the lovely Brides Garden. This outdoor oasis features vertical water fountains, colorful planters and seasonal flower beds.
Scotts Miracle-Gro Community Garden Campus
This four-acre edible garden, with the four-season AEP Education Pavilion as its centerpiece, is located just southeast of the main Conservatory. The Pavilion, with a full demonstration kitchen, A/C and Wi-Fi capabilities, is surrounded by colorful and inspiring gardens, a grape arbor terrace with a fountain, rose and fragrance gardens, a berry house and working apiary.