Cocktails in the Garden


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

Enjoy specialty cocktails, live music, themed games and activities while exploring Imaginary Worlds at night during this after-hours social.

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Members FREE | Guest Passes Accepted | Cash Bars

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

NEW! Zoom & Bloom Card


Use a rideshare app and save! At the drive-in entrance gates, all visitors who arrive at Cocktails in the Garden via Uber, Lyft, or other rideshare app, will receive a card that grants $5 off admission, plus priority entrance to the Garden and the bars. Just follow the green carpets to get your perks!

Not valid at Longleaf Restaurant. Discount and perks apply only to the night of your visit. May not be used at other Garden events or with other discounts or offers. No cash value.


Fire it up with the 26-foot-tall Dragon of Imaginary Worlds. Enjoy a full cash bar and featured cocktail, Dragon's Breath, a delightful mix of Dragonberry Bacardi, cranberry juice and a Tajin rim.

Also enjoy the the Midsummer Love Potion, an enchanting concoction of locally made Golda lavender lemonade kambucha tea and color-changing Empress 1908 gin inspired by the Alliance Theatre's peformance of A Midsummer Night's Dream in the Skyline Garden.


Terrarium Bar
$7 members | $8 non-members | Debit/Credit Only
Make your own hanging plant globe with kits of succulents, air plants, soil, sand, gravel, moss and seashells supplies provided by the Garden. First come, first serve by Howell Fountain.

Selfie Spot
Strike a pose with friends or take the perfect summer selfie with delightful props by Dragon. Share your shots with #atlantabg!

Live Music
Stumble upon roaming musicians (and stilt walkers) as you arrive and in the Garden, then get the party going with a live DJ in the Parterre.

Play giant Jenga, ladder ball and cornhole to your heart's content on the Great Lawn.

Community Coloring
Join fellow Cocktails-goers for a moment of coloring bliss featuring the Dragon of Imaginary Worlds on the Great Lawn.

Dinner at Longleaf


Enjoy dinner in the beautiful Garden restaurant Longleaf during Cocktails in the Garden.

Reservations not required, but recommended.

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Science Café


The popular Science Café series also returns the last Thursday of each month. Expert speakers from around the region share their knowledge and drive discussions of hot conservation topics.

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