Valentine's Day

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Stroll through the expansive Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, talk to guides on hand about the many aphrodisiac plants that can be found at the Garden, and enjoy expert-led chocolate discussions and tastings—all included with an All-Garden Pass. A pop-up bar in the warmth of the Conservatory will be available with champagne, beer, and wine—all available for purchase.

Programs

Explore the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory

10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Immerse yourself in lush tropical rain forests, cactus-filled deserts, curated displays of palms from around the world, aquatic and carnivorous plants, and much more.

Roaming Guides

11 a.m.–5 p.m.
Learn more about the aphrodisiac qualities of some of the plants in the collections from a roaming guide.

Chocolate Mini-Seminars & Tastings

1, 2:30, & 4 p.m.
Explore and learn about the special qualities that chocolate has long held and indulge in a special tasting with expert chocolatier Roni Sue. Learn about where chocolate comes from and the nuances that each region's beans express. Titillate your senses with a few choice samples of Roni-Sue's Chocolates.

The Poet is In

1–5 p.m.
Have your very own personal love poem written by a professional poet to remember this special day.

Pop-Up Bar

1–5 p.m.
Enjoy a glass of champagne, wine, or beer, available for purchase inside the Conservatory Palm Dome, as you stroll through the splendor of our Tropical Houses.

Hudson Garden Grill

10 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
Make a reservation for a delicious meal at the Hudson Garden Grill, featuring a special prix fixe menu alongside the seasonal winter menu. This STARR Events restaurant, helmed by award-winning Executive Chef Julian Alonzo, spotlights the innovative flavors of New American cuisine as inspired by locally sourced, ethically produced ingredients from Hudson Valley farms and other regional producers.