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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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Refugee Recipe Celebration

Atlanta

Saturday - Sunday, June 23 - 24
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Our Garden Chef, with special guests from Friends of Refugees will be spicing up the cooking demonstrations this weekend.

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Light Bites & Garden Insights - Atlanta

Contributing members & above

Atlanta

Monday, June 25
5:30 - 7 p.m.
Atlanta

Contributing and above level Members are invited to enjoy light bites and learn about the Garden's amphibian program.

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JJ Grey & Mofro

Atlanta

Friday, June 29
8 p.m. (Gates open at 7 p.m.)

Kick back under the stars on the Great Lawn and enjoy the southern, soulful sounds of JJ Grey & Mofro during Concerts in the Garden!

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Member Summer Evening - Atlanta

Atlanta

Tuesday, July 10,
6 - 9:00 p.m.

Family fun blooms in the Garden with live music, artist market and complimentary treats.

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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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Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers

Atlanta

Friday, July 13
8 p.m. (Gates open at 7 p.m.)

Kick back under the stars on the Great Lawn and experience jazz, rock, and jam band legend Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers during Concerts in the Garden! Purchase tickets online or in person at Garden Admissions.

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Preserving Italy: From Garden to Table

From Garden to Table

Atlanta

Tuesday, July 17
7:00 p.m.

Italian cookbook author Domenica Marchetti will discuss the research for her most recent book, "Preserving Italy," and the food artisans she met along the way.

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Exclusive Explore Member Event - Atlanta

Atlanta

Saturday, July 21,
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Children of all ages are invited to the Lou Glenn Children's Garden for special family programming - musical performances, crafts, children's activities, face painting, and more!

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Michael McDonald

Atlanta

Friday, July 27
8 p.m. (Gates open at 7 p.m.)

Kick back under the stars on the Great Lawn and relax to the sounds of Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Michael McDonald during Concerts in the Garden!

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Mary Chapin Carpenter

Atlanta

Saturday, Aug. 4
8 p.m. (Gates open at 7 p.m.)

Kick back under the stars on the Great Lawn and enjoy the Grammy-winning sounds of Mary Chapin Carpenter during Concerts in the Garden!

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Garden Open Fourth of July

Atlanta

Wednesday, July 4
9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

The Garden will be open for the Fourth of July.

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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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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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