The Conservatory is a grand Victorian-style crystal palace made up of eleven interconnected glasshouse galleries, which are arranged in a symmetrical, rectilinear “C” shape around two elegant pools. The centerpiece is a magnificent glass dome that features a large collection of the world’s palms under glass. The other ten glasshouse galleries are arranged in pairs on either side of the Palms of the World Gallery, each one displaying a different natural habitat and offering visitors an environmental tour around the world. A reception in the Conservatory serves as the perfect prelude to dinner in the adjacent Conservatory Tent. Outdoors, cocktails can also be served around the sumptuous pools in the Conservatory Courtyard.
The Conservatory Tent is a dramatic setting for gala receptions, formal dinners, and elegant weddings. Adjacent to the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, the Tent is available from April through July. Tent capacity is 1,000, making it among the largest ballroom spaces in the metropolitan area. Smaller, partitioned spaces are also available.