Cocktails in the Garden


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

Featuring a specific area of the Garden each month, enjoy a speciality cocktail, live music, themed games and acitivites while exploring The Curious Garden at night during this after-hours social.

May: Spiked | June: White Party | July: Play!
August: Coming Soon

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Adults $21.95 | Members FREE
Guest Passes Accepted | Cash Bars

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


Be a kid again as Cocktails takes over the Children’s Garden! Bring your splash gear if you dare, and cool down in the expanded Splash Fountain. Stroll with a specialty rum cocktail through a sunset viewing of The Curious Garden exhibition. Drop a King of Pops in your cup for a flavor-changing frozen treat. Relive your childhood with music from Amp’d Entertainment as you climb cargo nets, cross rope bridges and slide into summer’s freshest garden party. When you’re ready for a grown-up break, jam to a live band in the Parterre.

July 13
Enjoy live music by Michael Fermil on the Lanier Terrance.

July 20
Enjoy live music by Michael Fermil on the Lanier Terrance.

July 27
Come for Science Cafe and listen as Kim Cobb discusses Climate Change research.

July 27
Compete in a hula hoop contest, twister, duck duck goose or participate in Amp’d Entertainment's "Battle of the DJ's".

Speciality Cocktails

Boozy Woozy Rootbeer Float
Not Your Father's Root Beer, Rum Chata, and whipped cream over ice

Dark and Stormy
Dark rum and ginger beer

Daiquiri Classico
Light rum, simple syrup, lime juice on the rocks

Light rum, simple syrup, mint, soda water

Playful Punch
Light rum, fruit juices, grenadine and topped with ginger ale

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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