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Posted: Wednesday, October 11, 2017 10:35 AM


Conservatory of Flowers presents:

Dracula Ball: The 2017 Gala Under Glass at the Conservatory of Flowers

Thursday, October 19, 6:30pm-12:00am, San Francisco


This October, be seduced by beauty at the Conservatory of Flowers' Dracula Ball. The annual gala under glass celebrates the Conservatory's unique, public collection of highland orchids including its many alluring Dracula orchids, native to the cloud forests of Central and South America and particularly abundant in the Andes. This year's event supports the renovation of the Highland Tropics Gallery and the enhancement of the rare orchid collection it houses.

The gala is a chance to experience the enchantment of this lovely San Francisco landmark at night and includes botanical cocktails, savory bites, a live auction, and an array of experiences designed by Carina Hessmer of Entire Productions that highlight the sights, sounds, smells, and tastes of the tropics. Guests can enjoy performances by Tezkatlipoka Aztec Dance and Drum, Poet Laureate Alejandro Murguia, and techno-opera Diva Marisa Lenhardt. Tigerlily Perfumery will be on hand with a variety of scents to sample, and The Poetry Store will create personalized verse on the spot for guests. Wrecking Ball Coffee, Dandelion Chocolate, and Humphry Slocombe satisfy cravings for some of the more tempting flavors of the tropics. The Bay Area's finest caterers will provide innovative tropic-inspired menus in each Gallery.

The evening continues at the Gaslamp Fantasy After Party with music, dancing, performances, artful illuminations on the building, and more to savor and sip. The After Party, designed by Daybreaker's Mustafa Khan and Carina Hessmer, features Justin Martin of Dirtybird, live music by Tumbledown House and Cello Joe, and more.

Thursday, October 19

Conservatory of Flowers
100 John F. Kennedy Dr.
San Francisco, CA, 94118


Phone: 415-595-6950
Contact: Samantha Smart Merritt

About Conservatory of Flowers:
The Conservatory of Flowers is a spectacular living museum of rare and beautiful tropical plants under glass. From Borneo to Bolivia, the 1,750 species of plants inside represent unusual flora from more than 50 countries. Opened in 1879, the wood and glass greenhouse is the oldest existing conservatory in North America and is designated as a city, state and national historic landmark.

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