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Chihuly in the Garden

Atlanta

April 30 - October 30

Internationally acclaimed artist, Dale Chihuly, returns to the Garden for an encore exhibition of his spectacular works of art!

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Chihuly Nights

Atlanta

Wednesday - Sunday
April 30 - October 30
6 - 10 p.m.

There's more than one way to experience the beauty of Chihuly. By day, the magnificent sculptures sparkle in bright sunlight, while at night, the artwork is dramatically lit for evening viewing.

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Woven Whimsy

Stickworks by Patrick Dougherty

Gainesville

9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Artist Patrick Dougherty has created one of his monumental sculptures at the Atlanta Botanical Garden, Gainesville from wood, branches and twigs harvested on site.

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Science Café

Pollinators in the Garden

Atlanta

Second Sundays
May - October
2 p.m.

The Science Café returns to Mershon Hall, and this season's topic is Pollinators in the Garden.

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Member First Tuesdays

Atlanta

First Tuesdays
May 3 - October 4
5 - 8 p.m.

Members are invited to the Garden every First Tuesday to sample gourmet creations with Chef Demos in the Outdoor Kitchen, enjoy live music and explore the incredible exhibition of Chihuly in the Garden.

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Christopher Herndon

Free Alston Lecture

Atlanta

Tuesday, August 30
7 – 8 p.m.

Christopher Herndon, M.D. is President and Co-Founder of Acaté Amazon Conservation, which directly partners with the Matsés indigenous people of the Peruvian Amazon presents Tribal Healers: Conservation and Medicine.

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Member Appreciation Month

Atlanta

Month of September

September is Member Appreciation Month!

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Meet Marisa McClellan

Atlanta

Saturday, September 3
3 - 4:30 p.m.

Food writer and canning teacher Marisa McClellan is the voice behind food in jars. Learn about the labor of loving to preserve fresh food by reserving a copy of McClellan’s new book, Naturally Sweet Food in Jars.

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Chocolate-Covered Weekend

Atlanta

Saturday - Sunday
September 10 - 11
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Indulge in a delicious weekend of cooking demos, chocolate samples and fun activities. Learn about the chocolate-making process and discover the tree where it all begins. Stop by the Edible Garden Outdoor Kitchen to see local chocolatiers and pastry chefs whip up chocolaty treats.

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Panayoti Kelaidis

Free Fuqua Lecture

Atlanta

Monday, September 12,
7:00 p.m.

Panayoti Kelaidis will illustrate how botanic gardens, and in fact, private gardeners have gone about creating a paradise where humans are in harmony with nature. Kelaidis is a plant explorer and gardener at Denver Botanic Gardens where he is now Senior Curator and Director of Outreach.

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Breakfast in the Garden, Gainesville

Gainesville

Thursday, September 22
8:30 - 10 a.m.

Please join us for a complimentary breakfast and a presentation from horticulturalist Ethan Guthrie, Horticulture Manager at the Atlanta Botanical Garden, Gainesville.

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Garden of Eden Ball

Atlanta

Saturday, September 24
7 p.m.

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.

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Member Fall Evening

Atlanta

Monday, October 10
6 - 9 p.m.

Individual, Dual, Contributing level and above members are invited to enjoy a special evening exploring Chihuly in the Garden before it ends! (Oct 30)

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Family Member Fall Evening

Atlanta

Monday, October 17
6 - 9 p.m.

Family and Family Plus level members are invited to enjoy a special evening exploring Chihuly in the Garden before it ends! (Oct 30)

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Kathryn Aalto

Free Alston Lecture

Atlanta

Tuesday, October 18
7:00 p.m.

Join Kathryn Aalto for a nostalgic, visually-rich journey into one of the most iconic settings in children’s literature: the Hundred Acre Wood, a real place in East Sussex, England called Ashdown Forest.

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Goblins in the Garden

Atlanta

Sunday, October 23
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Bring young goblins dressed in their Halloween best to show off on the Goblin Runway, participate in fall-themed crafts, listen to stories, ride a pony or hop on board the Ride-on-Train!

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Wine in the Woodlands

Gainesville

Last Thursdays
May - October
6 - 9 p.m.

Escape to the beauty of the new 5-acre Garden, carefully designed with a detailed palette of plants including spring magnolias, billowing hydrangeas and brilliant maples.

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Garden Chef Demos

Atlanta

Saturdays & Sundays
May - October
noon, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.

Each weekend in the Edible Garden Outdoor Kitchen, the Garden Chef showcases fresh seasonal fruits, vegetables and herbs in simple and mouthwatering recipes. Be inspired to try something new the next time you cook.

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Southeastern Partners in Plant Conservation

Atlanta

Tuesday – Thursday
November 1 – 3

Registration opens June 8 for an integrated symposium and workshop for plant conservation.

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Garden Lights

Holiday Nights

Atlanta

Saturday, Nov 12 - Saturday, Jan 7

5 - 10 p.m.

The sixth annual holiday lights extravaganza sets the Garden ablaze nightly with millions of colorful LED displays.

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Woodland Ramble

Arts & Crafts Market

Gainesville

Saturday, October 1
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Enjoy the crisp fall air of the woodlands and browse a selection of arts & crafts created by local artisans.

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Garden Open Labor Day

Atlanta

Monday, September 5
9 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Celebrate Labor Day at the Garden!

Enjoy a day exploring the new Gardens in Storza Woods in Atlanta or walking the trails in Gainesville.

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Scarecrows in the Garden

Atlanta

October 4-30

The Garden is stuffed with fall fun! Enjoy over 100 spooky, creative scarecrows handcrafted by businesses, individuals, schools and organizations.

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Garden Open Columbus Day

Atlanta

Monday, October 10
9 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Celebrate Columbus Day at the Garden!

Enjoy a day exploring the new Gardens in Storza Woods in Atlanta or walking the trails in Gainesville.

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