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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.
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.
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.
Eric Haskell, director of the Clark Humanities Museum at Claremont University Centre, explores "Tulipomania: Banking with Bulbs during the Golden Age of Dutch Culture" during a free lecture.
The Philip and Elkin Alston Lecture Series is made possible by the generous support of the Charles Loridans Foundation. Admission to the lecture is free, and no reservations are required.
Wednesday, March 18
Join a free Calhoun Lecture presented by Mark Mandica, Amphibian Conservation Scientist, to learn about amphibians in our future and explore why it is important to protect them.
For the past 25 years, amphibians have been disappearing globally from developed and pristine environments. Scientists have identified multiple factors contributing to these declines leading to a multifaceted approach to address the amphibian decline phenomenon. The Garden is home to the longest running Amphibian Conservation Program in the country and has worked with other institutions to help imperiled amphibian species in Latin America and in our native South Eastern US.
Presenter Mark Mandica has worked with global and native conservation efforts for the past 16 years and will describe to attendees why it is important to protect amphibians and the efforts that aim to conserve these incredible creatures.
This lecture is a part of the Atlanta Science Festival, which is a week-long celebration of local science and technology held all over Atlanta from March 21 - 28.
The Calhoun lecture is made possible through the generous support of the family of Marion Peel Calhoun.
Wednesday, March 25
Garden members are invited to enjoy a special evening of Atlanta Blooms! and Orchid Daze: Pop! Enjoy a variety of springtime activities among hundreds of thousands of blooming tulips, hyacinths and daffodils.
Activities include live music by the Hotlanta Dixieland Jazz Band, food demos and tastings, gardening tips from garden experts, children's crafts from 5 -7 p.m., hand crafted items from local vendors, and a 20% Garden Gift Shop discount.
Kindly RSVP by March 23 Email Online Phone 404-585-2051
Cash bars offer wine, beer and soft drinks. 2 adults only plus children or grandchildren in household under 18 permitted per membership, regardless of membership level. Present membership card or membership confirmation. No guest passes. Non-members may join at Admissions.
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 23
By Phone 404-585-2053
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
Tickets On Sale March 23
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.
Tickets on Sale April 1*
$20 in advance
$30 on days of the tour
Children under 12 are free