Valentine's Weekend

February 11 & 12, 2017

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. Hudson Garden Grill will feature its seasonal winter menu from 11:30 a.m.–5 p.m. Make your reservation on

Chocolate Mini-Seminars & Tastings

2 & 3 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 titillate your senses with a few choice samples.

Valentines & Verse

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

11:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
Make your reservation on for a delicious meal at the Hudson Garden Grill will feature 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.

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.