Imaginary Worlds

A New Kingdom of Plant Giants

May - October 2014

The wonder and magic of Imaginary Worlds returns bigger and better with more sculptures and new imagination. More Information

The Four Seasons

Philip Haas

May - October

Monumental sculptures by artist Philip Haas visit the Garden this summer as reigning monarchs of the Great Lawn. Marvel at the creative and surprising juxtaposition of recognizable plants employed in unexpected relationships. More Information

Frog Feeding

Saturdays, 11 a.m.

Drop by the Fuqua Conservatory lobby to watch the conservation team tend to the rare and endangered amphibians on display at the Garden. More Information

Garden Chef Demos

Saturdays & Sundays
May - October
noon, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.

Join the the Garden Chef for cooking demos every weekend in the Edible Garden Outdoor Kitchen

Free with Garden Admission

Browse Garden Chef Recipes More Information

Member Appreciation Month

September 2014

September is Member Appreciation Month!

Garden Members enjoy special offers and the chance to win great prizes. More Information


September 1 - 30

September is SWAPtember for members! Garden members receive up to $10 off a membership purchase at other cultural institutions and attractions in Atlanta throughout the month. More Information

Garden Open Labor Day

Monday, September 1
9 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Celebrate Labor Day at the Garden! More Information

Garden Tours

Tuesdays - Fridays
10:30 a.m.

Visitors are invited to take a stroll with a knowledgeable volunteer guide to discover interesting insights about the Garden and what's in bloom. More Information

Cocktails in the Garden

Every Thursday
May - September
6 ­ - 10 p.m.

Mix and mingle at the most beautiful cocktail party in the city! More Information

Bringing Nature Home

Presented by Doug Tallamy

Free Alston Lecture
Tuesday, September 16

7 p.m. 

Yards and gardens are essential parts of the terrestrial ecosystems that sustain humans and the life around them, so it is essential to keep them in working order. Doug Tallamy, in partnership with Trees Atlanta, discusses the important ecological roles of the plants, emphasizes the benefits of designing landscapes with these roles in mind, and explores the the consequences of failing to do so. More Information

Science Cafe

Third Thursdays
May - October
7 p.m.

The Science Cafe returns this spring to explore the topic of "Plants and Human Health" during Cocktails in the Garden for a series of fun and lively discussions.

Concerts in the Garden

Presented By SunTrust

Enjoy live music on the Great Lawn at Atlanta's most beautiful venue.

Tickets On Sale Now! More Information

Dahlia Society Show

Saturday, September 27
1 - 5 p.m.

Sunday, September 28
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Spend an entire weekend browsing over 750 beautiful dahlias!

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Garden of Eden Ball

Into the Woods

Saturday, September 27
6:30 p.m.

The Garden of Eden Ball is the largest annual fundraiser in support of the Atlanta Botanical Garden. The black-tie gala features a spectacular evening of dinner and dancing on the Great Lawn. More Information

Scarecrows in the Garden

October 2014

Scarecrows in the Garden returns for a season of fall family fun.

Registration is now open! More Information


October 2014
9 a.m. - 7 p.m.

The living sculptures of Imaginary Worlds join nearly 150 scarecrows for fall fun!

Don't miss the final weeks to see Ogre and his friends while exploring Scarecrows in the Garden and celebrating the harvest season. More Information


Thursdays in October
5 - 10 p.m.

Celebrate the harvest season with a selection of seasonal brews and live music. Explore Scarecrows in the Garden and Imaginary Worlds by the golden light of an autumn sunset, and bring a flashlight for a spooky woodland stroll.

Garden Lights

Holiday Nights

November 15 – January 3
5 – 10 p.m.

Experience the Garden as it is transformed into a twinkling winter wonderland! More Information