Member Appreciation Month

September 2015

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 or discounted admission at other cultural institutions and attractions in Atlanta throughout the month. More Information

Harvest Railroad

Tuesday - Sunday
September 4 - November 14

Take a journey around the Harvest Railroad! G-scale choo choo trains chug along six tracks in a beautifully planted mountain landscape. More Information

Garden Chef Demos

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

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

Garden Open Labor Day

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

The Garden is open on Monday, September 7 for Labor Day. Come enjoy a day strolling the Canopy Walk and the gorgeous Fuqua Orchid Center! More Information

Chocolate-Covered Weekend

Saturday - Sunday
September 12 - 13
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Indulge in a delicious weekend of cooking demos, chocolate samples and fun activities. Learn about the chocolate-making process and discover the tree where it all begins. More Information

The Edible, Drinkable Landscape

Free Alston Lecture

Tuesday, September 15
7 p.m.

Discover how beautiful landscaping in any size garden can produce lots of food for eating and drinking. Author Nan Chase shares some of her favorite and most productive plants, including flowers, herbs, trees and shrubs. More Information

Bruce Munro: Light

in the Garden

Wednesday - Sunday
May 2 - October 3
6 - 11 p.m.

Bruce Munro: Light in the Garden features unique installations created from hundreds of miles of optic fiber, transforming the Garden into an enchanting setting. More Information

Garden of Eden Ball

Eden in Bloom

Saturday, September 26
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

Saving Plants, Saving Ourselves

Free Fuqua Lecture

Tuesday, October 6
7 p.m.

Join Dr. Peter Raven to explore special methods for plant conservation and how the role of institutions like botanical gardens is essential. More Information

Scarecrows in the Garden

October 8 - 31

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

Registration is open! More Information

Atlanta Cheese Festival

Friday, October 9
5:30 - 10 p.m.

Celebrate artisan cheese and specialty food producers from across the globe. More Information

Science Café

Second Sundays
May - October
2 p.m.

The Science Café is moving to Sundays with coffee, tea and a juice bar. This season's topic is the Science of Light in celebration of the International Year of Light and Light Technologies. Visit early and enjoy brunch at The Café at Linton's in the Garden.

Arts & Ales

Thursday, October 15
5 - 10 p.m.

Find pottery, wood working, jewelry and more by local and regional artists at the annual fall market. More Information


Thursdays, October 8 - 29
5 - 10 p.m.

Celebrate the harvest season with a selection of seasonal brews and live music. More Information

Goblins in the Garden

Sunday, October 25
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Bring young goblins dressed in their Halloween best to show off on the Goblin Runway, participate in fall-themed crafts, listen to stories, ride a pony or hop on board the Ride-on-Train! More Information

Wild, Greek and Green!

Free Alston Lecture

Wednesday, October 28
7 p.m.

Explore the roots of modern horticulture with a visual journey of plants from the Mediterranean and how they spice up today’s gardens and kitchens with Greek food writer Aglaia Kremezi and Greek-American cook and herbalist Patricia Kyritsi Howell. More Information

Great Pumpkin-Carving Contest

Thursday, October 29
7 - 8 p.m.

Cheer on the slicing and dicing as contestants carve the most impressive gourd. Local chefs and designers square off and put their pumpkin-carving prowess to the test. More Information

Planting in a Post-Wild World

Free Alston Lecture

Thursday, November 5
7 p.m.

Join writer and landscape architect Thomas Rainer for a free Alston Lecture to learn how naturally occurring plant communities hold the secrets for gardeners to create resilient, diverse and beautiful plantings. More Information


The Botanical Express

Weekends & Select Weekdays
November 21 - December 27
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 in the Garden. More Information

Saint Nick

Saturdays, November 28 - December 19
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 5
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

Garden Lights

Holiday Nights
November 14, 2015
- January 9, 2016

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