Steaming things up

Friday, February 21

7 - 11 pm


$100/Garden Member
$250/Garden Supporter*


 *Garden Supporters receive name recognition at the event and on this web page.

On Friday, February 21 we’re steaming things up in the Glasshouse with an unforgettable evening of hot music, beautiful people and exotic blooms — all in the stimulating setting of the Garden.

Sex in the Glasshouse offers you eye-opening insight into the sometimes subtle and oftentimes not-so-subtle pollinating and mating practices that perpetuate our planet’s flora and fauna. Plus, this enchanting evening offers you a sweet escape from snow and cold into a tropical paradise filled with temptation in the form of mouth-watering cocktails, delectable food, pulsing beats, luxury auction packages and more.

Advance online tickets are now closed. To purchase a ticket please call 216.707.2819.

Support Sex in the Glasshouse

All proceeds raised from Sex in the Glasshouse will support the ongoing mission of Cleveland Botanical Garden, which includes educating thousands of Cleveland-area public school children per year. All donations to Sex in the Glasshouse are tax deductible, and supporters will receive name recognition in all Sex in the Glasshouse marketing materials.

To support Sex in the Glasshouse as an individual, please contact Bisi Mikleus at 216.707.2819.

To support Sex in the Glasshouse as a business or corporation, please contact Cameron Hughes at 216.707.2839.


Luxury Auction Packages

Sex in the Glasshouse will be offering more than a dozen luxury auction packages. Here's a preview of just some of the items available:

One Week Dominican Republic Vacation

Take a dream vacation to the luxurious Las Terrenas, Dominican Republic. Stay for one week in a modern, luxury beachfront condo with breathtaking views of the ocean and lush palms all about, and is within walking distance of the dozens of restaurants, clubs and beaches Las Terrenas has to offer.


Custom Dinner Party with Flour Chef Matt Mytro

Throw a dinner party that’s a cut above with a 5-course menu that you custom create with Flour Chef Matt Mytro, who then cooks and serves it to a party of 12 in your own home.


Indians Field Box, Batting Practice and Mark Shapiro Meet and Greet 

Live out a baseball fantasy with special field access for 4 during Indians batting practice and a meet and greet with team president Mark Shapiro, then enjoy the game from a field box suite.


Lake Erie Champagne Sunset Cruise and Dinner at the Shoreby Club

Take a Lake Erie sunset champagne cruise for 4 on the private boat of Dr. Michael and Ruth Eppig, then adjourn for an elegant dinner for 4 at Bratenahl’s exclusive Shoreby Club.


Katz Club Speakeasy Double Date

Experience a double date like never before with a 4-course meal for 4, including champagne and oysters, prepared by Chef Doug Katz at the sultry, speakeasy atmosphere of the Katz Club Bar Car.


Reclaimed Cleveland Tour and Store Credit

Sustainable living has never looked so good.  Win a $1,000 store credit and behind-the-scenes tour and design consultation with owner Deej Lincloln at Reclaimed Cleveland – an upscale furnishings store that transforms upcycled and local urban materials into luxurious custom furnishings in a trendy Tyler Village location.


Chelsea Handler at the Q Suite

Get the best tickets in town to see irreverent comedienne Chelsea Handler LIVE. Win a suite for 12 at the Q for Handler’s 8pm performance on Thursday, March 6.


Molly Nook Photo Session

Have a private family photo session with renowned Cleveland photographer Molly Nook, and receive all of the images taken on a complimentary DVD.


Lynch Design Floral Arranging

Live among fresh floral fantasy every month of the year with one year of monthly floral arrangements for your home from Lynch Floral Design.


Tom Ford Accessories

Receive a boost for both him and her with an accessories package from designer Tom Ford, including Eliott sunglasses, a silk tie and a Makassar ebony box 4-piece lipstick set.


Cleveland Botanical Garden Nature Connects Birthday Party

Win a special birthday party at the Garden that features exploration of this summer's Nature Connects exhibit, including larger-than-life LEGO sculptures, a special LEGO craft and room for up to 12 kids and 12 adults. Date subject to availability, Saturdays June - August.


Cleveland Whiskey Private Tour and Tasting

The ultimate party night out in Cleveland, receive a private behind-the-scenes tour and tasting session for up to 15 guests at the new Cleveland Whiskey Distillery.


Professional Series Vitamix and Heinen's Gift Card

Upgrade your kitchen with style with a new Vitamix Professional Series 750 and a $500 gift card to Heinen’s. Package includes a Vitamix cookbook with hundreds of recipes and a cooking class on DVD.


      Sex in the Glasshouse is a benefit hosted by Garden Young Leaders, a dynamic group of diverse and dedicated Garden members who seek to promote awareness of and involvement with the Garden and all of its programs. Click here to find out more information on the Garden Young Leaders, including how to join.


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Sex in the Glasshouse Host Committee

Event Co-Chairs:
Lydia Harrington*^
Nicole Lincoln*^
Elizabeth Spencer^

Host Committee:
Jennifer Adams
Lou Ahuja
Laura Bailey*
Theresa Bidwell
Sandy Brinn
Kate Brown
Joanna Carfagna*
Louise Clemens
Julie Conrad*
Kim Crane*
Debbie Crawford
Christine Croissant
Sam Crowley
Lauren Wencel Daughtrey
Suzanne Deering
Amy Dickenson
Debbie Downing
Chastity Embrescia
Kelly Gale
Justine Greenwold
Jen Grossman
Pam Haag

Stacey Hanna
Patty Harbold
Jill Harrington
Lydia Harrington
Blake Johns*
Dana Kelly
Carolyn Kennedy
Terry Kennedy
Holyn Koch
Tiffany Kaplan
Julie Leizman
Catherine Levy*
Kate Lincoln*
Vanessa Mavec*
Lisa McConnell
Ryan "Mick" McLean*
Emily McLaughlin
Claire McMillan
Tiffany Moroscak
Katie Moscarino
Meg Mueller
Amy Pappas
Darrah Parsons
Laura Pinnick
Laura Rehak
Meg Ratner
Heidi Scaravilli
Chloe Seelbach
Caroline Selman^
Anne Shaughnessy*
Stella Skaljac*
Melissa Skilken
Koyen Shah^
Erin Slater
Shani Spiegle
Melody Thomas
Stephen Tokar
Graham Ford Veysey
Jeannine Voinovich
Paul Vogelsang
Alex Votruba*
JJ Wilson*
Amanda Zalud
Susan Zanetti
Chris Zirafi

* Garden Young Leader
^ Garden Board Member


Our Supporters

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Sponsored by


Sex in the Glasshouse Patrons

Theresa and Mike Bidwell
Chas and Jen Grossman
Pep Llinas and Amy Dickenson
Andy Rayburn and Heather Guess


Sex in the Glasshouse Supporters

Jen and Al Adams
Vikki and Peter Broer
Debbie and Mac Donley
Kelly and Brian Gale
Catherine and Robert Levy
Kate and Brinton Lincoln
Claire and Sandy McMillan
Jeannine and Paul Voinovich