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

Scarecrows in the Garden

October 2014

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


October 2014

The living sculptures of Imaginary Worlds join Scarecrows in the Garden for fall fun! More Information

Garden Tours

Tuesdays - Fridays
1:30 p.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

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

Medicinal Plants and the Civil War

Presented by Steven Foster

Free Alston Lecture
Thursday, November 6
7 p.m.

Herbalist, author, and photographer Steven Foster discusses how more than 400 native and naturalized medicinal plants and other botanical resources gained new focus in the South during the Civil War.  More Information

Member Premiere

Garden Lights Friends & Family Night

Thursday, November 13
6 - 10 p.m.

Garden Members are invited to bring friends and family to explore Garden Lights before it opens to the public. More Information

Holiday Model Train Show

November 15 - January 3

The model trains return for new adventures! Take a journey along six tracks in an imaginary, beautifully planted mountain landscape. The trains depart during regular daytime hours and at night during  Garden Lights. More Information

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


The Botanical Express

Weekends & Select Weekdays
November 22 - December 28
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

All aboard The Botanical Express! The popular children's ride-on-train is set to depart on a journey around through the Garden. More Information

Saint Nick

Saturdays, November 29 - December 20
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Meet Saint Nick clad in his dark green robe and botanical head wreath. Bring a camera to take your own photos. More Information

Reindog Parade

December 6
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Join the once-a-year fun of dogs in the Garden! Dress your pooch in holiday finery to compete for prizes with celebrity judges or just show off. More Information