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Open Thursdays until 8 p.m. Featuring:
1 Wine Tasting Night
Take advantage of longer days and beautiful warm weather. On consecutive Thursdays in July and August, enjoy live music and special performances, nosh on a selection of treats paired with alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, and stroll the Garden at sunset. Multiple activities will be available for children and adults alike, including kids crafting and bubbles on select concert evenings, Guided Plant Tours, and “Ask a Horticulture Expert” meet ups with SDBG staff!
For the Gazebo Lawn: bring your own blanket. For the Amphitheater concerts, chairs will be provided.
Don’t miss out, reserve your tickets today!
July 13 – Hullabaloo, Gazebo Lawn Concert – details
July 20 – Peter Sprague Quintet with Rebecca Jade, Conservatory Amphitheater Concert – details – SOLD OUT
July 27 – Billy Lee and the Gulf Coasters, Gazebo Lawn Concert – details
August 3 – Euphoria Brass Band, Conservatory Amphitheater Concert – details
August 10 – Jessica Fichot: From Paris to Shanghai, Conservatory Amphitheater Concert – details – SOLD OUT
August 17 – Wine in the Garden, Ticketed Special Presentation Conservatory Amphitheater – details – SOLD OUT
See below for location, pricing, and cancellation information. General Admission to the Garden still available.
Enjoy family-friendly concerts on our Gazebo Lawn. Concerts on the Lawn are free for members or with paid Garden admission. For safety reasons, folding chairs are not allowed unless needed for ADA accommodation.
Lawn Concerts seating is first come first serve and available starting at 5 p.m. Concerts run from 6 – 7:45 p.m. with an intermission.
The Cork Oak Cafe will be open from 5 – 7:15 p.m. selling coffee, slushies and packaged snacks.
Tickets for Amphitheatre concerts need to be purchased in advance and include open seating in the Amphitheater. Take advantage of reduced pricing until one day before the concert date: $15 for SDBG members and $30 for non-members (includes Garden admission). Please note: AHS reciprocal members will not be able to use reciprocal benefits for this special event.
Multiple activities will be available for children and adults alike, including kids crafting and bubbles on select concert evenings, Guided Plant Tours, and “Ask a Horticulture Expert” meet ups with SDBG staff! Learn more and view the schedule HERE.
Day-of online and walk-up tickets, if available, are $20 for members and $35 for non-members. Outside food is not allowed for the Amphitheater Concerts. Concert tickets are not interchangeable. Please be ready to present your Membership Card or eCard at the Garden.
Seating will open for Amphitheater concerts at 5:30 p.m. Concerts run from 6 – 7:45 p.m. with an intermission.
Cancellation Policy: To allow as many as possible to enjoy these limited-capacity events, cancellations are accepted until one week prior to the scheduled event. Please note that canceled tickets cannot be transferred to other events.
The Garden offers a selection of sweet and savory treats to enjoy during your Summer Nights visit, regardless of the type of ticket you purchase. Choose from a selection of delicious, high-quality samplers and pre-order for the night of your visit.
Outside food is not permitted for the Amphitheater Concerts or special presentations. Please note that any food that is pre-purchased is non-refundable and cannot be exchanged. SDBG is a cash free facility. Deadlines for food pre-orders are the Sunday before the concert date. Pre-ordered food will be available for pick up from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. at the main entrance check-in table outside of the Dickinson Family Education Conservatory.
Can’t make it to the Concerts but still want to stroll the Garden and enjoy some of our treats? Make your RESERVATIONS and select the date you plant to visit below to pre-order food now!
Charcuterie for 2 ($30):
Includes extra sharp Australian grass fed cheddar, cranberry hazelnut raincoast crisps, triple creme brie, sopressata salami, fresh fruit, aged gouda, a fig spread and a sour cherry spread.
Charcuterie for 4 ($50):
Includes extra sharp Australian grass fed cheddar, cranberry hazelnut raincoast crisps, triple creme brie, sopressata salami, fresh and dried fruit, aged gouda, blueberry lemon thyme goat cheese, fig spread and sour cherry spread.
Charcuterie for 2 is available as a Gluten-free option ($30), pre-order only.
There will be limited quantities for walk up orders. Tax will be added to all food and beverage items upon checkout.
Dessert Sampler for 2 ($22):
Includes 2 pie bites: Apple Double Crust and Mixed Berry Crumble
Includes 4 bar bites: Caramel and Pecan, Chocolate Cakey Brownie, Magic Bar, Mexican Brownie
Includes 2 mini cupcakes: Churro (Cinnamon Cake with Cream Cheese Icing); and Strawberry Kiss (White Cake with Strawberry Buttercream Icing)
Dessert Sampler for 4 ($44):
Includes 4 pie bites: Apple Double Crust, Mixed Berry Crumble, Pecan and Cherry
Includes 8 bar bites: Caramel and Pecan, Chocolate Cakey Brownie, Magic Bar and Mexican Brownie
Includes 4 mini cupcakes: Churro (Cinnamon Cake with Cream Cheese Icing), Sunshine (White Cake with Passionfruit Buttercream Icing), Rosie’s Red Velvet (Red-Chocolate Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting), and Strawberry Kiss (White Cake with Strawberry Buttercream Icing)
Chocolate Toffee Cookie ($4.50)
Succulent Sugar Cookie ($6.50)
Double Chocolate Bar ($7) (Gluten Friendly and Vegan)
Cotton Candy Cupcake ($6) (Gluten Friendly).
Tax will be added to all food and beverage items upon checkout. Sweet Treats are provided by Elizabethan Desserts.
Cold drinks will be available for purchase on each night. Selections include Bottled Water ($2), flavored Sparkling Water and Sodas ($3), and various Wines, Spritzes and Craft Beers ($9).
Tax will be added to all food and beverage items upon checkout. Valid ID required for alcohol. Enjoy a sundowner at the Garden!