Atlanta Blooms!

The bulbs are coming! Check back soon.*

Celebrate springtime surrounded by meadows of tulips, daffodils, crocus and more. The fifth annual bulb exhibition blossoms with more than 300,000 bulbs springing to life, including 44,000 new ones planted last fall.

“Springtime is always beautiful in Atlanta, and this is our gift to the city – the opportunity to relish the season by immersing yourself in all this color and fragrance,” says Garden President & CEO Mary Pat Matheson.

*Bloom times vary depending on weather.

March - April

About the Exhibition

Among the 41,500 tulips, look for sweeping beds of The Cure (hot pink), La Courtine (yellow with a red flame), and Teletubby (orange). New bulbs include Gander’s Rhapsody (pink and white), National Velvet (red) and Jap Groot (yellow and cream). Container gardens spill over with Wilbrink’s Star (red and yellow), Honeymoon (white) and Orange Princess (orange).

As part of the Daffodil Project – a worldwide effort memorializing children killed in the Holocaust – nearly 1,000 new Narcissus have been added to the Garden. In addition, about 1,500 new perennial bulbs now call the Garden home, including Alliums, Galanthus, Leucojum and Anemones. The new additions join hundreds of thousands of existing daffodils, tulips, crocuses and hyacinths. “Planning for our tulip displays begins one year out while the current year’s blooms are in full swing,” says Amanda Campbell Bennett, manager of display gardens. “Our overall color schemes for each planting bed rotate annually, so no two years are alike!” Peak bloom periods are dependent upon winter weather conditions.

What's Blooming?

The exhibition is designed to bloom at varying times over several weeks depending on Mother Nature. The recent cold is slowing things down, but the bulbs are eager for spring.