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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.
In October: Wednesday-Sunday

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 join us at the Garden for our final First Tuesday of the season on Oct. 4! Enjoy live Blue Grass music on the Great Lawn and much more!

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Member Appreciation Month

Atlanta

Month of September

Garden Members enjoy special activities, valuable discounts and the chance to win great prizes.

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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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Family Frolic

Gainesville

Saturday, October 22
10 a.m. -2 p.m.

Families are invited to come and enjoy a beautiful autumn day designed to delight the young ones filled with fun "pumpkin" games, children's crafts, scavenger hunts and live entertainment!

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Dinner in the Garden

For Contributing Members and Above

Atlanta

Monday, October 24
6 - 8:30 p.m.

Please join us for a light dinner and a presentation on the Garden's latest expansion - the Skyline Gardens.

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Wine in the Woodlands

Gainesville

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

Escape to the beauty of the 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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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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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 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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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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Holiday Model Train Show

Atlanta

November 19 - January 7

Join kids and the Kids at heart for this holiday favorite! The trains depart during regular daytime hours and 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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