Exhibition Highlights

Bruce Munro

In 2015, Bruce Munro: Light in the Garden featured unique installations created from hundreds of miles of optic fiber by Munro, a British artist internationally acclaimed for his use of light as an artisitic medium. More Information

Chihuly in the Garden

In 2004, Mary Pat Matheson, Garden President & CEO, secured the most prestigious exhibit in the Garden's history, Chihuly in the Garden. An exhibition of 50 original glass sculptures by internationally renowned glass artist Dale Chihuly were on display at the Garden. The nine-month blockbuster exhibition brought the Garden to the forefront of cultural tourism in the Southeast. More Information

Chocolate: Seed to Sweet

In 2010, the imaginative exhibition Chocolate: Seed to Sweet took visitors behind the scenes of chocolate making, from the roots of of the cacao tree to candy factory confections. More Information

David Rogers' Big Bugs & Killer Plants

In 2007, the buzz began when enormous insects sculpted from wood thrilled visitors. David Rogers' Big Bugs popular exhibition provided a fun perspective on insect predators, pollinators and beneficial critters.  More Information

Four Seasons

In 2014, Philip Haas brought his exhibition Four Seasons to the Garden. Beneath the sculptures, featured in an exhibition at the New York Botanical Garden last summer, a temporary garden planting formed a living carpet from which the sculptures emerged. The exuberant flowers added a living element to Haas’ intricate artistic vision. More Information

Imaginary Worlds

In 2013 and 2014, a menagerie of magical creatures cast an enchanting spell over the Garden with monumental living sculptures of fantasy and delight. Earth Goddess and Shaggy Dog are now permanent features in the Garden. More Information

Independent Visions

In 2012, Independent Visions: Sculpture in the Garden continued the Garden's tradition of presenting works by internationally renowned artists in an extraordinary setting. The group exhibition featured 19 contemporary sculptures by 9 artists. More Information

Locomotion in the Garden

In 2005, Locomotion in the Garden: Trains Across Georgia was a spectacular installation of enchanting views with recognizable Atlanta and Georgia landmarks sculpted from natural materials. Miniature garden railways set the scene for this enchanting exhibit of model trains riding through dramatic mountains and valleys, over bridges and into a bustling city. More Information

Moore in America

In 2009, Moore in America was the largest outdoor exhibition of Henry Moore's sculpture ever presented in the United States. In 2008, it was ranked by TIME magazine as one of the top 10 museum exhibits in the country. More Information

Nature Connects

In 2015, Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks traveled to the Atlanta Botanical Garden, Gainesville. Gainesville’s woodland garden provided the perfect backdrop for more than 375,000 LEGO bricks and features fanciful creatures such as a 6-foot-tall praying mantis and a swallowtail butterfly with a 5-foot wingspan. More Information

Niki in the Garden

In 2006, Niki in the Garden was the world's largest exhibition of internationally renowned artist Niki de Saint Phalle's outdoor sculptures ever presented. On the scale of Chihuly in the Garden, this spectacular exhibition featured Saint Phalle's imaginative, monumental artwork beautifully displayed throughout the Garden. More Information

Sculpture in Motion

In 2008, the Garden showcased fine contemporary art in an extraordinary garden setting with Sculpture in Motion: Art Choreographed by Nature. The most extensive survey of outdoor kinetic art thus far, Sculpture in Motion featured 32 medium and large scale outdoor kinetic sculptures. More Information

TREEmendous TREEhouses

In 2003, TREEmendous TREEhouses featured 12 custom-designed, interactive, fantasy tree houses that stretched the definition of the classic tree house and sparked the imagination of young and old alike.  More Information