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October 2019

Scarecrows in the Garden

October 1 - November 3
Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309 United States

Atlanta

Enjoy kooky, creative scarecrows handcrafted by businesses, individuals, schools and organizations, scattered throughout the Garden Oct. 1 - Nov. 3.

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Scarecrows in the Gainesville Garden

October 1 - November 3
Atlanta Botanical Garden, GAINESVILLE, 1911 Sweetbay Drive
Gainesville, GA 30501 United States

Gainesville

Enjoy kooky, creative scarecrows handcrafted by businesses, individuals, schools and organizations, scattered throughout the Gainesville Garden.

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Storytime & Budding Artists

October 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Wednesday, repeating until December 31, 2028

Atlanta Botanical Garden, GAINESVILLE, 1911 Sweetbay Drive
Gainesville, GA 30501 United States
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Gainesville

Young children are invited to enjoy weekly stories and create seasonal works of art centered around nature and the gardens in Gainesville.

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Storybook Time

October 23 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Wednesday, repeating until October 30, 2019

Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309 United States

Atlanta

Every Wednesday April - October: Listen to stories about bees, butterflies, frogs and flowers. Meet in Children's Garden Amphitheater for this free-with-Garden-admission favorite.

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Forcing Bulbs

October 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309 United States

Atlanta

What is more beautiful in winter than a pot full of bright spring flowers? Learn how to correctly arrange dormant bulbs in an 8" clay pot and cultivate them for a maximum display several weeks later.

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Fresh Plates Series: Victoria Shore of Recess

October 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309 United States

Atlanta

Enjoy a fun evening dining, sipping and learning as Victoria Shore of Recess prepares a four-part small plate menu of her signature dishes. Chef Victora Shore from Recess will be serving a special vegan-friendly menu on October 23.

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Garden Grooves

October 24 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Thursday, repeating until October 31, 2019

Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309 United States

Atlanta

Thursdays, March-October: Get ready to wiggle and warble! Sing songs and dance dances inspired by the beautiful outdoors.

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Great Pumpkin-Carving Contest

October 24 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309 United States

Atlanta

An annual favorite, watch as contestants compete for the most creative pumpkin heads in the Garden during Fest-of-Ale!

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Fest-of-Ale

October 24 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on October 10, 2019 at 5:00pm

One event on October 17, 2019 at 5:00pm

One event on October 24, 2019 at 5:00pm

One event on October 31, 2019 at 5:00pm

Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309 United States

Atlanta

Explore Scarecrows in the Garden during the weekly beer fest featuring a variety of specialty ales from cash bars and live musical entertainment.

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Fest-of-Ale

October 24 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on October 10, 2019 at 5:00pm

One event on October 17, 2019 at 5:00pm

One event on October 24, 2019 at 5:00pm

One event on October 31, 2019 at 5:00pm

Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309 United States

Atlanta

Explore Scarecrows in the Garden during the weekly beer fest featuring a variety of specialty ales from cash bars and live musical entertainment.

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Fall Family Fun

October 26 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on October 6, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on October 12, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on October 13, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on October 19, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on October 20, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on October 26, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on October 27, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on November 2, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on November 3, 2019 at 10:00am

Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309 United States

Atlanta

Every Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 5 - Nov. 3, enjoy Scarecrows in the Garden and activities for the whole family in the Children's Garden!

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Discovery Stations

October 26 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until November 1, 2019

Atlanta Botanical Garden, GAINESVILLE, 1911 Sweetbay Drive
Gainesville, GA 30501 United States

Gainesville

Enjoy nature-inspired education stations. New opportunities abound to learn and explore the Garden environment every Saturday & Sunday at 10 a.m.

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Frog Feeding

October 26 @ 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:30am on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

An event every week that begins at 11:30am on Sunday, repeating indefinitely

Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309 United States

Atlanta

Drop by the Fuqua Conservatory Lobby Saturdays and Sundays at 11:30 a.m. to watch the conservation team tend to the rare and endangered amphibians on display at the Garden.

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Garden Chef Demos

October 26 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until October 31, 2019

Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309 United States

Atlanta

Saturday & Sundays, noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m: Stop by the Edible Garden Outdoor Kitchen on weekends when Garden Chefs share fresh cooking tips and recipes based on seasonal vegetables, fruits and herbs in tasty mouth-watering recipes.

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Goblins in the Garden

October 27 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309 United States

Atlanta

Show off the kids’ Halloween costumes on the Goblin Runway, participate in fall-themed art activities, listen to a storyteller and enjoy pony and train rides.

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Goblins in the Gainesville Garden

October 27 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Atlanta Botanical Garden, GAINESVILLE, 1911 Sweetbay Drive
Gainesville, GA 30501 United States

Gainesville

Show off the kids’ Halloween costumes on the Goblin Runway, participate in fall-themed art activities and explore Scarecrows in the Garden.

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Holiday Job Fair

October 28 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309 United States

Atlanta

Interview for Special Events (event leads, bartenders), Guest Experience (admissions and more) or Longleaf Restaurant (hosts, runners, assistants, snack bar attendants) at the Garden’s upcoming job fair.

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Fall Fiesta

October 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309 United States

Atlanta

Chef David Waller, Taqueria del Sol Catering, will highlight the season’s best flavors with an emphasis on empanadas, tamales and more.

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Garden Playtime

October 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, repeating until November 1, 2019

Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309 United States

Atlanta

Every Tuesday, March – October: Introduce your little one to the joy of nature! Hands-on learning and sensory stations will stimulate your child’s interest in the natural world

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Drawing the Fall Harvest in Colored Pencil

October 29 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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One event on October 29, 2019 at 6:00pm

Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309 United States

Atlanta

In this class, students create still-life drawings in colored pencil and/or black and white mediums using fall harvest themed references.

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Light Bites & Garden Insights

October 29 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309 United States

Atlanta

Contributing level members & above: Enjoy light bites and a presentation exploring the Atlanta Botanical Garden’s work with community gardens.

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Autobiography of a Garden: Artist’s Talk with Andrew Raftery

October 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309 United States

Atlanta

Artist Andrew Raftery will discuss the relationship between his art and the constantly renewing cycles inherent to gardening.

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Wine in the Woodlands

October 31 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on October 31, 2019 at 6:00pm

Atlanta Botanical Garden, GAINESVILLE, 1911 Sweetbay Drive
Gainesville, GA 30501 United States

Gainesville

Sip a glass of wine from cash bars and enjoy light bites with live musical entertainment while enjoying the majestic Garden during the cool of the evening.

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November 2019

Floral Painting on Black Canvas – Painting in Reverse

November 1 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Atlanta Botanical Garden, GAINESVILLE, 1911 Sweetbay Drive
Gainesville, GA 30501 United States

Gainesville

Capture all of the colors in the Garden by starting on a dark canvas in this class that explores color theory.

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Terrific Trains

November 1 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until November 1, 2020

Atlanta Botanical Garden, GAINESVILLE, 1911 Sweetbay Drive
Gainesville, GA 30501 United States

Gainesville

Choo choo! All aboard for model train fun in the Gainesville Garden.

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Painting Garden Gnomes for Children

November 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Atlanta Botanical Garden, GAINESVILLE, 1911 Sweetbay Drive
Gainesville, GA 30501 United States

Gainesville

Gnomes add a magical element to the garden. Rock painting is a fun homemade activity for children to paint and play with.

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Homemade Pie Making

November 2 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309 United States

Atlanta

Elevate the pies you're already making or learn something completely new when you learn how to make pie crust from scratch in this hands-on class.

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Ethnobotanical Plants of the Conservatory

November 5 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309 United States

Atlanta

In this special experience, the Garden’s Fuqua Conservatory Manager will provide an enhanced walk-through of the Conservatory.

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Great Soil for the Garden

November 6 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309 United States

Atlanta

Soil preparation is the secret to a thriving garden! Learn how to select the right soil amendments and fertilizers needed to maintain good garden soil.

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Be Thankful!

November 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Atlanta Botanical Garden, GAINESVILLE, 1911 Sweetbay Drive
Gainesville, GA 30501 United States

Atlanta

Children are invited to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday season by painting something in nature that they are thankful for!

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Make Your Own Succulent Garden

November 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309 United States

Atlanta

Come plant a Succulent Garden and enter it in the new Atlanta Flower Show! This will be a fun class for children 8 - 12 years of age.

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Garden Lights, Holiday Nights Member Premiere

November 14 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309 United States

Atlanta

All members: Be among the first to experience the ninth annual holiday tradition before the show opens to the public.

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Lunchtime Culture

November 15 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
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One event on November 15, 2019 at 12:30pm

One event on December 20, 2019 at 12:30pm

One event on January 17, 2020 at 12:30pm

One event on February 21, 2020 at 12:30pm

One event on March 20, 2020 at 12:30pm

Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309 United States

Atlanta

Every Lunchtime Culture event pairs two Midtown Atlanta arts and culture organizations for a conversation, performance, or tour experience from a fresh perspective. Programs begin at 12:30 p.m., are FREE, and last approximately 30 minutes.

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Holiday Model Trains

November 16, 2019 - January 11, 2020
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An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309 United States

Atlanta

Join kids and the kids-at-heart for this holiday favorite in the Alston Overlook.

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Garden Lights, Holiday Nights

November 16, 2019 - January 11, 2020
Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309 United States

Atlanta

The Garden's annual electrical extravaganza shines nightly Nov. 16, 2019 - Jan. 11, 2020, including Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.

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Holiday Ride-on Train

November 16 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until January 6, 2020

Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309 United States

Atlanta

All aboard the Botanical Express for a trip around the Great Lawn, Saturday – Sunday, Nov. 16 – Jan. 12!

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Floral Design: Workshop

November 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309 United States

Atlanta

Join in on the fun as we learn some basic floral design concepts, everyone will create a beautiful arrangement to take home.

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Botanical Saint Nick

November 30 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Saturday, repeating until December 22, 2019

Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309 United States

Atlanta

Saturdays, Nov. 30 – Dec. 21, bring your camera and tell all of your holiday wishes to Saint Nick while also enjoying fun holiday activities.

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December 2019

Reindog Parade

December 7 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309 United States

Atlanta

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.

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Garden Open: Christmas Eve

December 24
Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309 United States

Atlanta

The Garden will be open on Tuesday, December 24, in celebration of Christmas Eve during daytime hours, and again during Garden Lights, Holiday Nights.

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Garden Open: Christmas Day

December 25
Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309 United States

Atlanta

The Garden will be CLOSED during regular daytime hours from 9 p.m. - 4 p.m. on Wednesday, December 25, and will be OPEN from 5 p.m. - 11 p.m. for Garden Lights, Holiday Nights.

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Garden Open: New Year’s Eve

December 31
Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309 United States

Atlanta

The Garden will be open on December 31 in celebration of New Year's Eve.

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January 2020

Winter Break Camp

January 2, 2020 - January 3, 2020
Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309 United States

Atlanta

Join us on a winter adventure in the Garden. Campers will discover winter’s botanical beauties and learn about winter wildlife. Enjoy two fun-filled days of exploration, activities and artwork.

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February 2020

Flower Show Preview Party

February 20, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309 United States

Atlanta

Celebrate with a cocktail party at Longleaf restaurant and get a sneak peek at the 2020 Flower Show: Expressions.

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Atlanta Botanical Garden Flower Show: Expressions

February 21, 2020 - February 23, 2020
Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309 United States

Atlanta

The 2020 Flower Show highlights the beauty of thousands of plant specimens as well as the fine art of floral design, photography and landscaping.

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March 2020

SePPCon 2020

March 2, 2020 - March 6, 2020
Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309 United States

Atlanta

Southeastern Partners in Plant Conservation, Symposium & Workshop

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May 2020

Homeschool Day

May 20, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309 United States

Atlanta

The Garden hosts an exciting day of tours and activities exclusively for homeschool groups and families.

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Garden Open: Memorial Day

May 25, 2020
Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309 United States

Atlanta

The Garden will be open on Monday, May 25, in commemoration of Memorial Day.

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July 2020

Garden Open: Fourth of July

July 4, 2020
Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309 United States

Atlanta

The Garden will be open on Saturday, July 4, in celebration of the Fourth of July.

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