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 may also be purchased in person at Garden admissions or by calling 404-591-1582 (credit card only). Parking vouchers available the night of the Auction. Rain or shine. Information subject to change. For questions, contact Patti Muenchen at 404-591-1582 or email@example.com.
If you are unable to attend, please consider a contribution to the Jitsuko Johnson Plant Explorers Fund:
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
Contributing, Supporting, Donor and Director's Club Garden members are invited to an exclusive premiere of Bruce Munro: Light in the Garden. Enjoy a complimentary premiere of acclaimed artist Bruce Munro’s mesmerizing fiber optic sculptures with live music and entertainment, family activities, and stroll the new Gardens in Storza Woods.
Complimentary entrance for two adults and any children or grandchildren under age 18 per membership. Complimentary treats available while supplies last. Food and drink available for purchase. The Café at Linton’s is open for Dinner at Dusk; reservations recommended but not required.
Thursday, April 30
6 - 10 p.m.
Individual, Dual, Family and Family Plus Garden members are invited to be among the first to explore Bruce Munro: Light in the Garden. Enjoy an exclusive member preview of acclaimed artist Bruce Munro’s mesmerizing fiber optic sculptures with live music and entertainment, family activities, and stroll the new Gardens in Storza Woods. This is a ticketed event; Garden members receive half-price admission.
Tickets on Sale April 24
$7.95 Child Age 3 -12
Child Under 3 Free
Food and drink available for purchase. The Café at Linton’s is open for Dinner at Dusk; reservations recommended but not required.
Friday, May 1
6 - 10 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 with imaginative, luminous works of art.
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.”
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.
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.
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.