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Orchid Daze


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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Woven Whimsy

Stickworks by Patrick Dougherty


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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Vanilla Sunday


Sunday, February 19
1 - 4 p.m.

Enjoy the annual celebration of the vanilla orchid. Learn more about the process of turning vanilla beans into a key extract for desserts, and sample a mini vanilla ice cream sundae.

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Valentines in the Garden


Saturday, February 11
7 - 11 p.m.

Enjoy an elegant evening of music, dancing, cocktails, desserts and orchids at the most romantic spot in Atlanta. Take a stroll through the tropical conservatories, sample heart-melting treats from the city's top caterers, sip specialty cocktails from cash bars, dance to live music!

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Atlanta Blooms


March - April 2017

Celebrate springtime surrounded by tulips, daffodils, crocus and more.

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The Inspired Gardener

Symposium & Silent Auction


Saturday, February 25
8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Shake off the winter blues and get in gear for springtime with this full day of garden inspiration. Enjoy the comradery of other enthusiastic gardeners as you pick up new ideas from seasoned experts.

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Alston Lecture

Free Alston Lecture


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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Member Spring Evening

Individual, Dual, Contributing and above


Tuesday, March 21
6 - 9 p.m.

Spring into this colorful season with the exquite displays of Orchid Daze and the thousands of blooming tulips and daffodils of Atlanta Blooms.

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Calhoun Lecture

Free Calhoun Lecture


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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Family Member Spring Evening

Family and Family Plus


Thursday, March 23
6 - 9 p.m.

Family and Family Plus level members are invited to enjoy a special evening exploring Orchid Daze and the thousands of blooming tulips and daffofils of Atlanta Blooms!

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Woodland Ramble

Arts & Crafts Market


Saturday, May 6
9 a.m. - 3 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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