The Franklin Park Conservatory will host Tastings on the Terrace this Thursday night. Photo by Neal C. Lauron/The Columbus Dispatch

The gardens at Franklin Park Conservatory are blooming in time to create a picturesque backdrop for Tastings on the Terrace.

Guests are invited to the conservatory's West Terrace on Thursday from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. to sample signature cocktails, cigars and whiskeys from around the world. Hors d'oeuvres also will be served.

Proceeds from the event help to support the conservatory's horticulture programs.

Tickets are $175 per person and can be purchased at the door or in advance by calling 614-645-5569. Franklin Park Conservatory is located at 1777 E. Broad St., Columbus.

The conservatory also hosts a separate Cocktails at the Conservatory mixer every Thursday from 5:30 to 10 p.m. in the Palm House. This week's theme is Hyssop & Hawaiian Sunsets. Admission is $10 at the door.

--Dana Wilson