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May 11 - May 12

Gardens for Connoisseurs Tour


May 11
May 12
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May 11 – 12: From tranquil woodland settings to intimate urban spaces, the Gardens for Connoisseurs Tour showcases Atlanta’s most spectacular private gardens. Garden enthusiasts will delight in exploring the creativity and precision of talented landscape architects, garden designers and local gardeners. Proceeds benefit the mission of the Atlanta Botanical Garden.

Tickets are valid both days of the tour. Homes on the Gardens for Connoisseurs Tour are viewable from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. each day.

Online ticket sales end at 9 a.m. on May 10. Sales at Garden Admissions end at 7 p.m. on May 10.

Online tickets purchased between April 1 – May 2 will be mailed. Online tickets purchased May 3 – May 10 will be held at Will-Call.

Tour tickets can also be purchased at Select Retailers.


Online tickets no longer available. To purchase advance tickets, please visit Garden Admissions through Friday, May 10th at 7 p.m. Day of Tour tickets are available at all Tour garden locations throughout the weekend (May 11-12).

Members Save!

In addition to discounted tickets to the 2019 Gardens for Connoisseurs Tour, Garden members also enjoy unlimited free admission during daytime hours, and save on classes, gift shop purchases and more.

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Tour Ticket FAQ

What is the latest date to purchase tickets online?
Tickets are available online until 9 a.m. on May 10.

If I purchase tickets online, how do I receive my tickets?
Tickets purchased online by May 2 will be mailed. Online tickets purchased between May 3 – May 10 will be held for pick-up at the Tour’s will-call location.

Where is Will-Call & when is it open?
Tour Location # 2:  830 Myrtle St NE Atlanta, GA 30308 and Tour Location # 9: 2000 Garraux Road NW Atlanta, GA 30327. Tickets held at will-call are available for pick-up on Tour Days anytime from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

May I purchase tickets the weekend of the Tour directly at the gardens?
Yes, $35 Day of Tour tickets will be available at each of the featured gardens. Cash or check only.

May I purchase a ticket to see just one garden?
Yes, $10 individual garden tickets are available. They may only be purchased the weekend of the Tour at the garden you wish to visit. Cash or check only.

Are tickets refunded if it rains?
The Tour occurs rain or shine, and tickets are non-refundable.

Does “tickets are valid both days” mean I can visit a single garden multiple times?
Tickets are valid both days, so you may choose to visit all the gardens on a single day or visit them over the course of two days. However, once a garden has been visited, there is no re-entry.

Is my member discount available at the retailers or the weekend of the Tour?
No, it is only available in advance online, at Garden Admissions or by phone 404-585-2026.

How do I receive my member discount online?
You will need to enter your Member Number online to receive the member discount. Your Member Number is located on your membership card, as well as above your name and address on Garden mailings. For more info, please call Membership at 404-591-1539

Know Before You Go

The Gardens for Connoisseurs Tour is a self-guided walking tour which may include uneven or steep terrain. The Tour occurs rain or shine and there is no re-entry to gardens.

Are the gardens wheelchair accessible?
Since these are private gardens, wheelchair accessibility is not guaranteed and may often be limited.  

What should I wear?
We recommend dressing comfortably and appropriately for the weather. Hats, sunscreen and walking shoes are encouraged.

Is there a shuttle between the gardens?
No, this is a self-guided tour.

Is it possible to walk or bike between the gardens?
Due to the distance between gardens, we recommend driving or carpooling.

Is there a Tour driving map available?
Yes, click here to access the map or click “Tour map” next to the address of any of the garden descriptions.

Where do I park?
Street parking is available at or near each of the gardens. Off-site parking with shuttle service is available for garden # 3 at Ahavath Achim Synagogue at 600 Peachtree Battle Avenue, NW Atlanta GA 30327. The parking entrance for Ahavath Achim Synagogue is located at the Northside Drive entrance.

Off-site parking with shuttle service is available for garden # 7 for SATURDAY, MAY 11th ONLY at Wieuca Road Baptist Church at 3626 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30326.

What happens if it rains?
The Tour occurs rain or shine. If it looks like rain, please plan accordingly.

Are bathrooms available?
Since these are private gardens, bathrooms are not available. Please plan accordingly.

May I take photographs of the gardens?
Yes, photography for personal use & enjoyment is permitted. For commercial photography, please contact the Marketing Department at 404-591-1550.

Tour Select Retailers

Gardens for Connoisseurs Tour tickets are also available at the following select local retailers (cash or check only):

The $22 advance Garden member ticket is not available at retailers.