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.
$25 Advance Ticket
$20 Garden Member $30 Day of the Tour Ticket
Children under 12 are free.
Tickets are valid both days of the tour. Online tickets are available through 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.
Visit the Garden for a day celebrating rare plants and animals. Come nose-to-nose with exceptional creatures and learn about conservation efforts happening throughout Georgia. The national Endangered Species Day began in 2006 to increase public understanding of recovery efforts for endangered plants and animals. Guided tours are available at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., and 12:30 p.m.
Free with Garden Admission
Support rare plants and animals with a donation to help protect endangered species.
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.
SunTrust Concerts in the Garden encores for a 13th stellar season on the Great Lawn in Atlanta and at the new Ivester Amphitheater in Gainesville.
Purchase tickets through Ticket Alternative or in person at Garden Admissions.* Garden members present membership card at Admissions or enter the mailed promotion code plus member number online to receive discount. Donor level Garden members and above call 404-591-1539 for Platinum Tickets. Food pre-orders coming soon.
Bruce Munro: Light in the Garden features unique installations created from hundreds of miles of optic fiber by Munro, a British artist internationally acclaimed for his use of light as an artistic medium. The Garden transforms at dusk with imaginative, luminous works of art. Arrive early to enjoy the daylight beauty of the Garden and stroll the newly developed Gardens of Storza Woods.
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 landscape that visitors just have to see to believe.”
Each weekend in the Edible Garden Outdoor Kitchen, the Garden Chef showcases fresh seasonal fruits, vegetables and herbs in simple and mouthwatering recipes. Be inspired to try something new the next time you cook.
Saturdays & Sundays
May - September
noon, 1 p.m. and 2 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. The Tom Glenn family is being honored for their long-term philanthropic support of the Garden and its mission.