7 Can’t-Miss Events at the Atlanta Botanical Garden

Spring is in the air, and there is no better time to enjoy the distinct beauty of the Atlanta Botanical Garden!

The month of May is blooming all through 2017 with fun activities, unique flavors, and spectacular views – and we have you covered with all of the highlights.

Step outside and explore these 7 Can’t-Miss Events at the Atlanta botanical Garden:

1. The Curious Garden

May 6th – October 29th, 2017
9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Atlanta

The exhibit features 11 site-specific installations created to share a story about the Garden’s plant collections and plant conservation work, prompting visitors to make a discovery, ask questions, and provoke a discussion.

Manmade and altered natural materials are employed to direct the eye to focus on the simple beauty of nature with dozens of multi-colored spray-painted trees, colorful liquids filling scientific lab glassware, and dozens of sparkling chandeliers dripping with plants.

More information on The Curious Garden.

2. Member Preview Evenings

Tuesday · May 2nd | Thursday · May 4th
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Atlanta

Be the first to view The Curious Garden, a site-specific exhibition by guest artist and designer Adam Schwerner. See pastel painted trees, a serene white garden, and other creations that encourage discovering the Garden with fresh eyes. Guests are also invited to experience the new Skyline Garden featuring new gardens and amazing views of the city!

Evening highlights include live music from Tray Dahl and the Jugtime Ragband, a complimentary treat, family-friendly crafts, and a 20% discount at the Garden gift shop.

More information on Member Preview Evenings.

3. Spring Woodland Ramble

Saturday · May 6th
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Gainesville

Enjoy the warm spring air of the woodlands, and browse a selection of arts & crafts created by local artisans. The offerings will feature many nature themed items as well as upcycled materials and food trucks. The spring Woodland Ramble Arts & Crafts Market promises to be a fun and relaxing way to spend a Saturday afternoon. There will also be food from Big C’s Chicago Pizza, Hot Dog Ninja, King of Pops, and Southern Baked Pie.

More information on Spring Woodland Ramble.

4. Gardens for Connoisseurs Tour

Saturday – Sunday · May 13th – 14th
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Atlanta

A lovely way to celebrate Mom this Mother’s Day! he beloved tour showcases 10 spectacular private gardens, giving gardening enthusiasts the opportunity to explore impressive garden designs! Both experienced garden connoisseurs and inquisitive garden novices will delight in this self-guided tour. Gain inspiration from the exquisite ideas showcased by talented landscape architects, garden designers, and local gardeners.

More information on the gardens for Connoisseurs Tour.

5. Garden Chef Demos

Saturdays & Sundays · May – October
12:00 p.m. | 1:00 p.m. | 2:00 p.m.Atlanta

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 – Free with Garden admission!

More information on Garden Chef Demos.

6. Atlanta Rose Show

Saturday – Sunday | May 13th – 14th
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Atlanta

Join Mom at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens where the Atlanta Rose Society will feature roses of every variety and color. While taking in the Atlanta Rose Show, don’t miss the Rose Garden, which is in full bloom!

More information on the Atlanta Rose Show.

7. Wine in the Woodlands

Last Thursdays | May – October
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Gainesville

Sip on wine while taking in the tranquility of the Garden! 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. Explore the Overlook, Stream and Glade gardens, each with their own unique features.

More information on Wine in the Woodlands.