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Shows for Seedlings: Contrary Mary’s Garden with Mama Koku

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September 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am

Shows for Seedlings: Contrary Mary’s Garden with Mama Koku


September 13
10:00 am - 11:15 am
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Atlanta Botanical Garden
1345 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
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Enjoy a variety of live performances by some of Atlanta’s most beloved children’s musicians and storytellers in this engaging series. Shows take place Fridays, May through September at 10 and 10:45 a.m.  

The story of Contrary Mary’s Garden comes to life through the immersive storytelling of Donna Kokumo Buie, (aka. Mama Koku), author of Little Black Fairy and Other Very Fairy Stories, Poems, Rhythms & Rhymes.  Young audience members will become the seeds, soil, sun, water, and of course the many flowers of this classic nursery rhyme! Mama Koku is an accomplished storyteller, writer, and teaching artist throughout Atlanta and beyond.

Free with Garden Membership or Admission; no show reservations are required. 

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  • This program is located on the Great Lawn under the shade of the elm trees.
  • Bring a picnic blanket or ground cover if desired, as the grass can be damp in the morning.
  • Please see our program greeter on the Great Lawn starting 10 minutes before each session.

We may cancel or move indoors if rain, cold temperatures or inclement weather make outdoor programming impractical. To check the status, email

Shows for Seedlings is for children accompanied by an adult.