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The Curious Garden

Atlanta

May 6 - October 29
9 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Question your nature during The Curious Garden.

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Cocktails in the Garden

Atlanta

Every Thursday
May 11 - September 28
6 ­ - 10 p.m.

Mix and mingle at the most beautiful cocktail party in the city!

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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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Science Café

Atlanta

Last Thursday of the month
June - September
7 p.m.

The Science Café returns to Mershon Hall!

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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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Courtney Khail

Art Show Display

Atlanta

June 1 - October 31
Regular Garden hours

Enjoy flowers outside and inside! Cool down in the Garden Gallery located in the Gardenhouse and browse beautiful pieces by artist Courtney Khail.

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Lifehouse & Switchfoot

Atlanta

Sunday, August 20
7 p.m. (Gates open at 6 p.m.)

Kick back under the stars on the Great Lawn and enjoy the amazing sounds of Lifehouse & Switchfoot during Concerts in the Garden! Purchase tickets online or in person at Garden Admissions.

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Solar Eclipse in the Garden

Exclusive Member Viewing!

Atlanta

Monday, August 21
12 - 4 pm

Garden Members of all levels are invited to mark this historical event! Join us as we count down to the first total solar eclipse since 1979. Bring a chair to relax on the Great Lawn and make a pinhole projector or sun print to mark the occasion.

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Annie Martin

Free Alston Lecture

Atlanta

Tuesday, August 22
7 – 8 p.m.

Annie Martin (aka Mossin' Annie) of Mountain Moss Enterprises and author of The Magical World of Moss Gardening provides valuable insight on how to transform a garden or lawn into a serene, green retreat showcasing the world’s oldest living land plants – eco-friendly mosses.

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Buddy Guy

Atlanta

Friday, August 25
8 p.m. (Gates open at 7 p.m.)

Kick back under the stars on the Great Lawn and enjoy the amazing sounds of Buddy Guy during Concerts in the Garden! Purchase tickets online or in person at Garden Admissions.

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Summer Strings

Supporting level and above

Atlanta

Monday, August 28
6:30 - 9 p.m.

Join us for a special evening in Storza Woods for Supporting Members and above, featuring live music by Atlanta’s Celli and catering from Bold Events.

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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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Patrick Newman

Free Fuqua Lecture

Atlanta

Wednesday, September 6
7:00 p.m.

Executive Director of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Patrick Newman is a passionate advocate of public gardens and historic places. For the better part of two decades, the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center has been employing fire to achieve desirable conservation and horticultural outcomes.

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Garrison Keillor

Prairie Home "Love & Comedy" Tour

Atlanta

Friday, September 8
8 p.m. (Gates open at 7 p.m.)

Kick back under the stars on the Great Lawn and enjoy Garrison Keillor's Prairie Home "Love and Comedy" Tour during Concerts in the Garden! Purchase tickets online or in person at Garden Admissions.

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Chocolate-Covered Weekend

Atlanta

Saturday - Sunday
September 9 - 10
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Indulge in a delicious weekend of cooking demos, chocolate samples and fun activities.

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Light Bites & Garden Insights Gainesville

Contributing members & above

Gainesville

Thursday, September 21
8:30 - 10 a.m.

Join us for light bites and a presentation from one of our Gainesville experts.

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Garden of Eden Ball

Atlanta

Saturday, September 23
6:30 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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TajMo

Gainesville

Saturday, September 30
8 p.m. (Gates open at 5:30 p.m.)

Kick back under the stars in the Ivester Amphitheater and enjoy the amazing sounds of TajMo: The Taj Mahal & Keb' Mo' Band during Concerts in the Garden!

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Member Fall Evening

All Membership Levels

Atlanta

Tuesday, October 3
5 - 8 p.m.

Join us for a family friendly night in the garden with fall themed activities and live music.

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Scarecrows in the Garden

Atlanta

October 4-29

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

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Scarecrows in the Gainesville Garden

Gainesville

October 4 - 29
During regular daytime hours

The Gainesville Garden is stuffed with fall fun! Enjoy spooky, creative scarecrows handcrafted by businesses, individuals, schools and organizations, or better yet, make your own!

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Fest-of-Ale

Atlanta

Every Thursday in October
5 - 9 p.m.

Celebrate the harvest season with a selection of seasonal brews and live music, and bring a flashlight to explore Scarecrows in the Garden at night. A variety of fall-themed ales are available for purchase.

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Fergus Garrett

Free Alston Lecture

Atlanta

Wednesday, October 4
7:00 p.m.

Appointed in 1993 as Head Gardener of Great Dixter by Christopher Lloyd, Fergus Garrett continues to keep the garden constantly changing throughout the season by trying out new plants and plant-combinations. Join this free lecture to learn more about his outstanding contribution.

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Woodland Ramble

Arts & Crafts Market

Gainesville

Saturday, October 7
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

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

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Goblins in the Garden

Atlanta

Sunday, October 22
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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Goblins in the Gainesville Garden

Gainesville

October 22
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Show off the kids’ Halloween costumes on the Goblin Runway, participate in fall-themed crafts, enjoy a storyteller, crafts and a magician.

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Garden Lights

Holiday Nights

Atlanta

Saturday, Nov 11 - Sunday, Jan 7
5 - 10 p.m.

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

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