Exotic celebrities of the plant world get 15 minutes of fame with a bold, colorful showcase inspired by famed Pop artists Andy Warhol, Keith Haring and Roy Lichtenstein. Step inside the tropical warmth of the largest orchid center in the United States for a special exhibition of thousands of gorgeous orchids.
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.
Support for Atlanta Blooms provided by The Hilma Malone Hearn Memorial Endowment.
*Bloom times vary. The exhibition is designed to bloom at varying times over several weeks depending on Mother Nature.
Contributing level Garden members and above are invited to join Kathryn Masuda, Youth Programs Manager, for an engaging presentation about the amazing variety of youth and school programs offered by the Garden. Enjoy a delicious meal of Southern favorites made from seasonal and local ingredients compliments of Bantam + Biddy. Become a member or upgrade your membership to join!
Kindly RSVP by March 29
By Phone 404-585-2053
Wednesday, April 1
6:30 - 8 p.m.
Find a wide variety of gorgeous live orchids from local growers, supplies, expert advice, orchid art, jewelry and more for sale.
Free with Garden Admission
Orchid Market Artists:
Peach State Orchids
These local growers offer sumptuous orchids, potting supplies and expert advice on Sunday at 1 p.m.
This trained fashion designer offers fascinators and charming hats for special occassions
DD Garden Goods
From a local design duo, these sure-to-please objects include architecturally inspired bird houses and abstract garden elements.
Find unique terrariums with tiny fiber optics that bring settings to life
Original delicate metal work jewelry from a trained metal smith
Find blown glass art dynamically complemented by the artwork of Allen Bush.
Inspiring photographic cards from a self-taught artist
February 7 - 8
March 7 - 8
April 4 - 5
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Join members of the Fuqua Orchid Center staff for some expert orchid advice. Drop in any time between 10 a.m. and noon with your questions and a maximum of two orchid plants for advice on how to care for your temperamental treasures.
Free with Garden Admission Registration not required Materials for repotting orchids available for $5 per plant
Saturdays, February 7, March 7, April 4
10 a.m. - noon
Drop by the Fuqua Conservatory lobby to watch the conservation team tend to the rare and endangered amphibians on display at the Garden. The frogs jump into action when presented with their meal, and the amphibian specialist is available to answer questions about these captivating creatures.
On Saturday mornings a public frog feeding allows visitors the opportunity to observe one of the most interesting aspects of these amphibians - their feeding behavior. Most frogs have long sticky tongues that shoot out from their mouths at food. Some, like Poison Frogs, are able to do this with such incredible speed and accuracy that all visitors notice are flies disappearing. Others, like the Splendid Leaf Frog, are dramatic feeders and hardly use their tongues at all, but rather grab the cricket with their large hands and stuff it right in their mouths.
The Garden Associates present this elegant cocktail party and silent auction featuring rare plants, unusual cultivars, and garden treasures ranging from practical to whimsical objets d’art. Enjoy exquisite catering, live music and a beautiful setting. Benefiting the Jitsuko Johnson Plant Explorers Fund.
Host of PBS series Growing a Greener World
Tisa Moore, Laura Rogers and Becky Wallis
$75 per ticket
Tickets may be purchased in person at Garden admissions.
Tickets may be purchased (credit card only) by calling 404-591-1582.
Parking vouchers available at registration the night of the Auction.
Celebrate nature! From creating crafts to learning about conservation, there's fun for everyone. Enjoy Storybook Time and ladybug releases.
Free with Garden Admission
Wednesday, April 22
10 a.m. - 1 p.m
Bruce Munro: Light in the Garden features unique installations created from hundreds of miles of optic fiber. Munro, a British artist internationally acclaimed for his use of light as an artistic medium, transforms the Garden into an enchanting setting.
Light is a site-specific exhibition and the largest by the artist in the Southeast. “This show will be something unlike any other that Atlantans have experienced,” says Garden President & CEO Mary Pat Matheson. “At dusk, the Garden will become this enchanting yet natural landscape that visitors just have to see to believe.”
From tranquil woodland settings to intimate urban spaces, the Gardens for Connoisseurs Tour showcases twelve spectacular private gardens. Both gardening enthusiasts and the “garden curious” will delight in exploring exquisite ideas by talented landscape architects, garden designers, and local gardeners. Proceeds benefit the mission of the Atlanta Botanical Garden.
$15 Early Bird Garden Member Ticket (April 1 – 6)
$25 Advance Ticket ($20 Garden Member)
$30 Day of the Tour Ticket
Children under 12 are free.
Tickets are good for both days of the tour. Online tickets available until May 7 at midnight; tickets purchased between May 1 - 7 are held at Will-Call.
Convenience fee of $1 applies to online purchases. Tickets available at Garden Admissions until May 8, at Select Retailers or directly at the Tour locations on the day of Tour.