Events

Visitors are invited to take a stroll with a knowledgeable volunteer guide to discover interesting insights about the Garden and what's in bloom.

Free with Garden admission. Meet in the Hardin Visitor Center five minutes prior to tour time.

Groups of 10 or more qualify for groups pricing, but must register at least 2 weeks in advance to receive the discount.

Group Ticket Information

Tuesdays - Fridays
1:30 p.m.

Explore the world of America's favorite plant during the annual Orchid Daze exhibition celebrating thousands of beautiful blossoms. Step inside the tropical warmth of the largest orchid center in the United States for a special exhibition of thousands of gorgeous orchids.

This year's Orchid Daze emphasizes the contrasts between vibrantly colored orchids and naturalistic wooden elements, highlighting the many ways these plants often grow on trunks, branches and stems of other plants. "We strive every year to showcase the beauty of orchids in unexpected ways," says Becky Brinkman, Fuqua Orchid Center Manager.

Read more about orchids on the Fuqua Orchid Center Blog:

The Orchid Column

Orchid Happenings:

Orchid Market Weekends
Orchid Care Clinics
Vanilla Sunday

February 13 - April 10

Enjoy an elegant evening of music, dancing, cocktails, desserts and orchids at the most romantic spot in Atlanta. Take a stroll through the tropical conservatories, sample heart-melting treats from the city's top caterers, sip specialty cocktails from cash bars, dance to live music! Guests also receive a free long stemmed rose (while supplies last).

Valentines in the Garden is the only nighttime opportunity to experience Orchid Daze.

$35 (Member $30)*

Member Ticket

Non-Member Ticket

*Sales tax & ticketing fees not included.

 

Saturday, February 13
7 - 11 p.m.

Dance the night away with live music!Sample scrumptious sweet treats!Celebrate at the most romantic spot in town.Sip on cocktails and dance to live entertainment.Lush fragrance sets the mood!Photos Courtesy of Chelsea Patricia Photography

Celebrate Presidents' Day at the Garden!

Enjoy a day exploring the new Gardens in Storza Woods, walking through the treetops on the Canopy Walk, visiting the Fuqua Orchid Center for Orchid Daze and more.

Monday, February 15
9 a.m. - 5 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.

Angela Kang 
This trained fashion designer offers fascinators and charming hats for special occasions 

DD Garden Goods 
From a local design duo, these sure-to-please objects include architecturally inspired bird houses and abstract garden elements.

Fairy Gardenmother 
Find unique terrariums with tiny fiber optics that bring settings to life

Kenneth Kase 
Original delicate metal work jewelry from a trained metal smith 

Rozelle Morton-Bush 
Find blown glass art dynamically complemented by the artwork of Allen Bush.

Robert Andersen 
Inspiring photographic cards from a self-taught artist

 

 

 

February 20 - 21
March 19 - 20
April 9 - 10
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Presented by the North Georgia Camellia Society, the show features regional growers displaying their finest specimens in a juried competition.

Free with Garden Admission

Saturday - Sunday
February 20 - 21
1 - 5 p.m. and 9 a.m. - 5 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 20, March 19, April 9
10 a.m. - noon

Enjoy the annual celebration of the vanilla orchid. Learn more about the process of turning vanilla beans into a key extract for desserts, and sample a mini vanilla ice cream sundae.

Free with Garden Admission
Free sundaes while supplies last

AtlantaFresh

Sunday, February 28
1 - 4 p.m.

Browse hundreds of gorgeous orchid specimens on display and for sale.

Hosted by the Atlanta Orchid Society

Free with Garden Admission

Friday - Sunday, March 11 - 13
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

The tulips are coming! Celebrate springtime surrounded by meadows of tulips, daffodils, crocus and more. Ushering in the Garden's ruby 40th anniversary and color-filled Chihuly exhibition, this bulb display is fiery with thousands of blooms in red, orange and hot colors.

“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. The exhibition is designed to bloom at varying times over several weeks depending on Mother Nature.

March - April 2016

April 5: Atlanta Blooms is exceptional this year!April 4: Glorious white tulip!April 3: Potted tulips basking in the sunshine!April 2: The blooms are at their peak!March 31: Blooms blanket the Garden in beauty!March 30: Tulips bloom in dozens of colors!March 29: Spring is in full bloom!March 28: Brightly colored tulips reach for the sunshine!March 27: Get an up close visit with the blooms!March 26: The tulips are magnificent!March 20: Come celebrate spring!March 19: The Edible Garden is a feast for the eyes on a grey day.March 17: The spring warm up has brought out the first beds of tulips!March 13: Meadows of daffodils are sprinkled throughout the Garden.March 13: Tulips in the Edible Garden are almost ready to bloom!March 12: The tulips are coming!March 11: The Edible Garden will feature the first blooming tulips!March 9: Fields of tulips will soon burst forth throughout the Garden!March 5: Not all daffodils are yellow!March 3: Crocus blooms are slowly waking up!March 3: Daffodils are the first signs of spring!

The Atlanta Bonsai Society is holding their Spring Show at the Garden. See gorgeous trees, watch a pruning demonstration, enjoy a live auction, and talk with the pros. Bonsai are available for purchase.

Free With Garden Admission

Saturday and Sunday, March 19 - 20

Browse more than 300 varieties of herbs for sale by the Chattahoochee Unit of The Herb Society of America.

Free with Garden Admission

Saturday, April 16
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Celebrate nature! From creating crafts to learning about conservation, there's fun for everyone. Enjoy Storybook Time and ladybug releases. Earth Day was founded in 1970 as a day of education about environmental issues.

The North American Orchid Conservation Center reminds us that the most effective means of conserving native orchids is to protect their habitat. Learn more about the orchid's life cycle, habitat requirements, and more from the NAOCC.

Support the Garden and other organizations that research and protect endangered plants.

Free with Garden Admission

 

Friday, April 22
10 a.m. - 1 p.m

Opening This Spring!

 

Internationally acclaimed artist, Dale Chihuly, returns to the Garden this spring for an encore exhibition of his spectacular works of art, presented in a setting that has doubled in size since his blockbuster show here in 2004.

Chihuly in the Garden includes 21 installation sites all set amongst the Garden's natural beauty. The kaleidoscopic colors of the art for which the artist has become so famous may also be experienced in a different light - at night when the Garden offers extended hours. Explore the exhibition during Chihuly Nights in the evenings from Wednesday – Sunday.

Read What's Coming in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution


Support Provided By

The Home Depot    Isdell Family Foundation

April 30 - October 30

Explore the exhibition during <em>Chihuly Nights</em>.