Events

  • Sort by Location:

The Curious Garden

Atlanta

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

Question your nature during The Curious Garden.

More Information

2017-03-20-340-8efe167d3f4fe6a533552e9e20b7f261

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!

More Information

cocktail-5015-340-c2546ce167d0e4ace922eb7e0291ef2d

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.

More Information

wine-in-the-woodlands-people_0-340-8bcdc9d648e32caea6ec1c711d6b65e8

Science Café

Atlanta

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

The Science Café returns to Mershon Hall!

More Information

sept-cafe-340-80eedcc377c6c7eaaaee39a5771f3185

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.

More Information

chef-demo-dsc00394-340-a78f854eb14ec2ebe04cb0038c8b4e90

Courtney Khail

Gardenhose Gallery Show

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.

More Information

khail-1-340-dfa252904f79f1d71b961ebd061c8597

Member Appreciation Month

Atlanta

Month of September

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

More Information

member-app-340-8cc97e631abb13db394589764aa44193

Garden of Eden Ball

Atlanta

Saturday, September 23
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.

More Information

goeb-2017-header-340-4584bb3184fab19f0c44431c9fc738af

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!

More Information

tajmo-340-8e9a70dc1197993062ebd6f80361b9de

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.

More Information

fall-evening-340-f61f7e796c986ff2bca08635fc76ce89

Scarecrows in the Garden

Atlanta

October 4-29

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

More Information

scarecrows-header_home_2017_inside-340-269201eba92001e01d3bc5747744851c

Scarecrows in the Gainesville Garden

Gainesville

October 4 - 29
During regular daytime hours

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

More Information

scarecrows-header_home_2017_inside-340-89d5e90d2578147d1ef475b6e7df05b2

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.

More Information

fest-of-ale-header2017-340-5d20733c1ef1e1f7820838e0bdd2182c

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.

More Information

fergus-340-6dc7e10cde63bf7cb9e5ba0cc9538caf

Fall Plant Sale

Gainesville

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

Come to the Gainesville Garden for some rare, unusual and hard to find woodland perennials (and many more) for sale.

More Information

fall-plant-sale-340-725d5c7fd1326fbc56a7d00aef519197

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.

More Information

fall-ramble-340-362c02eb1efd18a62badb3580c6ae99a

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!

More Information

goblins-header1-340-c965a8c882c2a690e6994fd1707c57a3

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.

More Information

gainesville-goblins-340-50d0d21856cf9506b6f7baca11ed93d7

Light Bites & Garden Insights

Contributing members & above

Atlanta

Tuesday, October 24
5:30 -7 p.m.

Join us for light bites and a presentation from Atlanta Edible Garden expert Raleigh Saperstein.

More Information

member-event-edible-340-640c4a6d56dc02de60d2085a2e6fd2eb

Great Pumpkin-Carving Contest

Atlanta

Thursday, October 26
7 - 8 p.m.

Watch as contestants compete for the most creative pumpkin heads in the Garden!

More Information

pumpkin-carving-340-b2de527354fae47562d3f058ba4b7b44

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.

More Information

mvi_96082-340-fa2ae0e9c9b974a73acaf84040ac8c7b

Ride-On-Train

The Botanical Express

Atlanta

Saturday - Sunday, Nov. 11 - Dec. 31
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.

More Information

botanicalexpress-340-b5494ab918efc6e5aaa6b4fe8a08eabe

Holiday Model Train Show

Atlanta

November 11 - 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.

More Information

model_trains-by_joey_ivansco-19b-340-ad205e9d8ca598a7f1b562330efab288

Botanical Saint Nick

Atlanta

Saturdays, Nov. 25, Dec. 2, 9 and 16
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

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

More Information

saint-nick-with-girl-by-mario_dominguez-340-409ce41ee83067bc04cf9ad55fa3a1ae

Reindog Parade

Atlanta

Saturday, December 2
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.

More Information

dog1-340-e7d8c043564c8ecea61fde051cae0e08

Atlanta Botanical Garden Flower Show

Ingénue: A Toast to Georgia's Film Industry

Atlanta

Friday - Sunday, February 23 - 25

The Atlanta Botanical Garden presents its first Flower Show in 2018: Ingénue: A Toast to Georgia's Film Industry.

More Information

flowershow_web_header-340-414ac77c862ac3e15725aeaeabfc6a28