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March 3 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Vanilla Sunday


March 3
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Atlanta Botanical Garden
1345 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

Surround yourself with the aromas and flavors of vanilla during a celebration of the orchid that yields this delicious spice. Savor an afternoon of cooking demos along with plant discovery and sensory experiences, then enjoy a mini vanilla sundae.

With Orchid Daze in full bloom, a visit to the Garden from 1 – 4 p.m. is the perfect way to shake off the winter blues.

Watch a vanilla-inspired chef demonstration by a local chef to get fresh inspiration for making your own vanilla treats.

1:30 Pastry Chef Lindsey Davis
2:30 Pastry Chef Daniella Lea Rada
3:30 Garden Chef Megan McCarthy

Indulge the senses and learn interesting information at vanilla discovery stations.

  • Get up close with a vanilla orchid and learn how it flavors our favorite desserts.
  • Taste interesting vanilla-infused samples and explore how vanilla is used to scent body products.
  • Explore some places around the world where vanilla is grown and how each region produces a unique bean.
  • Learn the steps to make delicious vanilla extract at home.
  • For all the chocolate lovers out there, visit our cacao tree to see the plant that produces this delicious flavor.
  • Go on a scavenger hunt to find the recipe and ingredients that make the best vanilla bean sugar cookies that kids young and old will enjoy making at home!

Savor a mini vanilla ice cream sundae to the sounds of music by Otto Rondon, founder of Tahino Music while the little sprouts romp and enjoy vanilla-inspired activities, such as a playdough vanilla sundae station.


In the event of inclement weather, activities will be moved inside. Samples are available while supplies last.

Included with Garden Admission

This program is included with Garden Admission.

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In addition to free daytime admission during regular hours – which includes Orchid Daze – Garden members receive invitations to exclusive events and previews, discounts in the Garden Gift Shop and reciprocal privileges at botanical Gardens across the country.

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