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Imaginary Worlds

Once Upon a Time

Atlanta

May 5 – October 28

Larger than life plant sculptures are taking over the Garden!

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Imaginary Worlds Gainesville

Ogre and Friends

Gainesville

May 5 - October 28

Imaginary Worlds returns this spring to the Gainesville Garden with a collection of all new giant living plant sculptures sure to bring a smile as they take visitors on a fantasy journey.

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Cocktails in the Garden

Atlanta

Every Thursday
May - September
5:30 ­ - 9:30 p.m.

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

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Science Café

Atlanta

Select Thursdays
April - October
7 p.m.

Frogs, pollution, bees and more: learn from conservation experts covering a wide range of topics during Cocktails in the Garden.

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Garden Chef Demos

Atlanta

Saturday & Sunday
May - October
Noon, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.

Each weekend in the Edible Garden Outdoor Kitchen, the Garden Chef showcases fresh seasonal fruits, vegetables and herbs in simple and mouthwatering recipes. Be inspired to try something new the next time you cook.

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Wine in the Woodlands

Gainesville

Last Thursdays
May - October
6 - 9 p.m.

Escape to the beauty of the 5-acre Garden, carefully designed with a detailed palette of plants including spring magnolias, billowing hydrangeas and brilliant maples.

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Lunchtime Culture

Tasty bite-sized portions of delicious culture. FREE.

Atlanta

July 12 - Oct. 11
12:00 p.m.

Each Lunchtime Culture event pairs two Midtown Atlanta sites for a conversation, performance, or tour experience from a fresh perspective.

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Guster

Atlanta

Friday, Aug. 24
8 p.m. (Gates open at 7 p.m.)

Kick back under the stars on the Great Lawn and enjoy the amazing sounds of alternative-rock band Guster during Concerts in the Garden!

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Summer Strings

Supporting Level Members and Above

Atlanta

Monday, August 27
6:30 - 9:00 p.m.

Dine on delicious hors d’oeuvres and sip cocktails under the treetops while enjoying a live string performance.

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Fuqua Lecture

Falling in Love with Southeastern Grasslands

Atlanta

Wednesday, Sept. 5
7:00 p.m.

Enjoy this lecture by esteemed Georgia artist Philip Juras, as he presents a visual tour of the native southeastern ecosystems that inspire him and are celebrated within his artwork.

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A Midsummer Night's Dream

Atlanta

Sept. 5 - Oct. 21

In a setting that even Shakespeare himself couldn’t have imagined, the Alliance Theatre presents a whimsical, outdoor production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream in the Skyline Garden.

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Chocolate Covered Weekend

Atlanta

Saturday & Sunday, Sept. 8-9
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Indulge in a delicious weekend of cooking demos, chocolate samples and fun activities.

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Light Bites & Garden Insights Gainesville

Contributing Members & Above

Gainesville

Friday, Sept. 21
10:30 a.m - 12 p.m.

Contributing Members & Above: Enjoy a light brunch and a presentation by our experts on one of Gainesville’s hidden gems – the Conservation Safeguarding Nursery.

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Melissa Etheridge

Yes I Am 25th Anniversary Tour

Gainesville

Saturday, Sept. 22
8 p.m. (Gates open at 5:30 p.m.)

Kick back at the Ivester Amphitheater and enjoy the amazing sounds of Melissa Etheridge during Concerts in the Garden! Purchase tickets online or in person at Garden Admissions.

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Garden of Eden Ball

Atlanta

Saturday, Sept. 29, 7 p.m.

The Garden of Eden Ball is the largest annual fundraiser in support of the Atlanta Botanical Garden. The black-tie gala features a spectacular evening of dinner and dancing on the Great Lawn.

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Scarecrows in the Garden

Atlanta

Oct. 2 - 31, 2018

The Garden is stuffed with fall fun! Enjoy over 100 kooky, creative scarecrows handcrafted by businesses, individuals, schools and organizations.

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Scarecrows in the Gainesville Garden

Gainesville

October 2 - 31, 2018

The Gainesville Garden is stuffed with fall fun! Enjoy kooky, creative scarecrows handcrafted by businesses, individuals, schools and organizations, or better yet, make your own!

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Fall Plant Sale

Gainesville

Saturday, Oct. 6
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Come to the Gainesville Garden for rare, unusual and hard to find perennials for sun and shade, as well as pollinator plants.

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Fall Woodland Ramble

Arts & Crafts Market

Gainesville

Saturday, Oct. 6
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Enjoy the delightful autumn air of the woodlands and browse a selection of arts & crafts created by local artisans.

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Member Fall Evening - Atlanta

Atlanta

Tuesday, Oct. 16
5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Join us for a family friendly evening in the Garden with Scarecrows, live music, an artist market and complimentary treats.

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Goblins in the Garden

Atlanta

Sunday, Oct. 28
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Bring young goblins dressed in their Halloween best to show off on the Goblin Runway, participate in fall-themed crafts, listen to stories, ride a pony or hop on board the Ride-on-Train!

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Goblins in the Gainesville Garden

Gainesville

Sunday, Oct. 28
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Show off the kids’ Halloween costumes on the Goblin Runway, participate in fall-themed crafts, enjoy a storyteller, crafts and a magician.

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Great Pumpkin-Carving Contest

Atlanta

Thursday, October 25
7 - 8 p.m.

Watch as contestants compete for the most creative pumpkin heads in the Garden!

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