Every year since 2011, springtime explodes into a colorful extravaganza of tens of thousands of tulips and other bulbs when Atlanta Blooms debuts at the Garden. The exhibition ignites a kaleidoscopic spectacle every spring with tulips, daffodils, hyacinth, crocus, to name a few – for a Dutch spectacle unlike any other in the Southeast. The new bulbs enhance existing displays to create electrified meadows of color. Call it Tulipmania, Southern style!
The 2011 exhibition made for a stunning kickoff to spring in the Garden. This inaugural extravaganza featured 200,000 spring-blooming bulbs, including 70,000 tulips, and giant whimsical mosiaculture sculptures stuffed with thousands of violas, all of which complement the Garden’s deciduous magnolias, native azaleas and spring wildflowers.
By selecting bulbs based on when the variety blooms – early, mid- or late spring – the Garden is able to stagger their performances for a show spanning the entire season.
Each spring, the bulbs will join swaths of existing perennial bulbs, pansies, phlox, daphne, and spring wildflowers, blanketing the Garden in a technicolor rainbow – all aimed at welcoming spring with a bang of glory for years to come.