Cocktails in the Garden


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

Enjoy specialty cocktails, live music, themed games and activities while exploring Imaginary Worlds at night during this after-hours social.

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Members FREE | Guest Passes Accepted | Cash Bars

Every Thursday
May - September
5:30 ­ - 9:30 p.m.

NEW! Zoom & Bloom Card


Use a rideshare app and save! At the drive-in entrance gates, all visitors who arrive at Cocktails in the Garden via Uber, Lyft, or other rideshare app, will receive a card that grants $5 off admission, plus priority entrance to the Garden and the bars. Just follow the green carpets to get your perks!

Not valid at Longleaf Restaurant. Discount and perks apply only to the night of your visit. May not be used at other Garden events or with other discounts or offers. No cash value.


Preen and peck with the beautiful Peacock of Imaginary Worlds. Enjoy a full cash bar and featured cocktail, TAILFEATHER, an enchanting concoction of white rum, sugar, lime juice and soda water with mint, blueberries and a slice of kiwi.


Terrarium Bar
$7 members | $8 non-members | Debit/Credit Only
Make your own hanging plant globe with kits of succulents, air plants, soil, sand, gravel, moss and seashells supplies provided by the Garden. First come, first serve in front of Mershon Hall.

Selfie Spot
Strike a pose with friends or take the perfect spring selfie with delightful props at the perfect Peacock. Share your shots with #atlantabg!

Live Music
Stumble upon roaming musicians throughout the Garden and get the party going with a live DJ in Skyline Garden.

Play giant Jenga, ladder ball and cornhole to your heart's content in Skyline Garden.

Community Coloring
Join fellow Cocktails-goers for a moment of coloring bliss featuring the Peacock of Imaginary Worlds on Alston Overlook.

Dinner at Longleaf


Enjoy dinner in the beautiful Garden restaurant Longleaf during Cocktails in the Garden.

Reservations not required, but recommended.

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Science Café


The popular Science Café series also returns the last Thursday of each month. Expert speakers from around the region share their knowledge and drive discussions of hot conservation topics.

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July 19: Educator Night

Calling all educators! The Garden will be celebrating teachers and educators during Cocktails in the Garden on Thursday, July 19. Simply present valid credentials and recieve free admission for yourself and one guest. During this fabulous evening, educators can mix and mingle while experiencing the Imaginary Worlds exhibition at night, walk across the Kendeda Canopy Walk, and explore tropical habitats in the Fuqua Conservatory.

Free admission for current teachers, school administrators and community educators who present a school ID, verification of educator status or homeschool declaration of intent AND a state-issued photo ID.

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