Events

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. Guided tours are available at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., and 12:30 p.m. The national Endangered Species Day began in 2006 to increase public understanding of recovery efforts for endangered plants and animals.

Free with Garden Admission

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PARTNERS

Atlanta Audubon Society
Fernbank Museum
Georgia Department of Natural Resources
Georgia Plant Conservation Alliance
Georgia Power
Monarchs Across Georgia
Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center
The Georgia Geographic Alliance
USDA Forest Service
Zoo Atlanta

 

 

Saturday, May 30
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

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.

Watch the Frogs in Action on YouTube!

Saturdays, 11 a.m.

Calling all educators! Enjoy a free day of exploration in the Garden, and discover why the Garden is a fabulous place to bring students and have fun. Marvel at the beautiful summer blooms, stroll the Kendeda Canopy Walk, listen to frog calls in the Fuqua Conservatory, watch a cooking demonstration in the Outdoor Kitchen and more.

Present a current school ID, verification of educator status or homeschool declaration of intent AND a state-issued ID. Parking not included.

Saturday, July 18
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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 their member number online to receive the discount.*

Donor level Garden members and above call 404-591-1539 for Platinum Tickets.

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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.

Free with Garden Admission

Browse Garden Chef Recipes

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

Garden Gazpacho with Shrimp and AvocadoChive Yogurt Dip with Cucumbers and Long BeansRoasted Beets with an Almond Orange VinaigretteGrilled Figs Stuffed with Prosciutto and Goat Cheese

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.”

Preview Video

Exhibition Guide & Map

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

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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.

This year's theme Eden in Bloom celebrates the summer art exhibition Bruce Munro: Light in the Garden.

Honoring
The Tom Glenn Family
Lou and Tom Glenn
Louisa D'Antignac and Rand Hagen

Ball Chairs
Audra Dial and Matthew Ford

Ball Advisor
Dean DuBose Smith

Event Designers
Kathy Rainer and Tricky Wolfes, Parties to Die For

Saturday, September 26
6:30 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, and come back at dusk to explore Bruce Munro: Light in the Garden.


Free with Garden Admission | Meet in Mershon Hall

CCHF

 

Second Sundays
May - October
2 p.m.