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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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Woven Whimsy

Stickworks by Patrick Dougherty

Gainesville

10 a.m. - 4 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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Reindog Parade

Atlanta

Saturday, December 3
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Join the once-a-year fun of dogs in the Garden. Dress your pooch in holiday finery to compete for prizes or to just show off.

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Holiday Model Train Show

Atlanta

November 12 - January 7
9 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Join kids and the Kids at heart for this holiday favorite! The trains depart at night during Garden Lights.

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Ride-On-Train

The Botanical Express

Atlanta

Weekends & Select Weekdays
November 19, 20, 26, 27
December 3, 4, 10, 11, 17-24
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

All aboard The Botanical Express! The popular children's Ride-on-Train is set to depart on a journey in the Garden.

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Botanical Saint Nick

Atlanta

Saturdays, November 26 - December 3, 10 and 17
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Bring your camera and tell all your holiday wishes to Saint Nick!

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Orchid Daze

Atlanta

February 11 - April 9

Explore the world of America's favorite plant during the annual Orchid Daze exhibition celebrating thousands of beautiful blossoms.

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Alston Lecture

Free Alston Lecture

Atlanta

Tuesday, March 7, 2017
7:00 p.m.

Join Director Tim Shepard in a special preview of selected footage from their latest documentary program, Setting the Bar: A Craft Chocolate Origin Story, as they share the story of chocolate from bean in the Amazon to bar in high-end cafes and stores.

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Calhoun Lecture

Free Calhoun Lecture

Atlanta

Wednesday, March 22
7 - 8 p.m.

The southeastern United States is home to more than 100 orchid species. These fascinating plants are vital to healthy ecosystems, not just in rural and wild regions, but even in urban areas.

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