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.


Soar to new heights with the larger-than-life Phoenix of Imaginary Worlds. Enjoy a full cash bar and featured cocktail, RYES UP, an enchanting concoction of locally-made Resurgens Rye, peach liqueur, peach nectar and soda water.

Pepper Pickling
$7 members | $8 non-members | Debit/Credit Only
Capture the fire of the Phoenix! Pickle a couple of peppers in a small mason jar, then take them home to spice up your summer salads, salsas and more. First serve in front of Mershon Hall.


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 in front of Mershon Hall.

Selfie Spot
Calling all kings and queens of the Garden skies! Strike a pose with friends or take the perfect spring selfie with delightful props at the phenomenal Phoenix. Share your shots with #atlantabg!

Live Music
Stumble upon roaming musicians throughout the Garden and get the party going with a live DJ in Skyline Garden.

Play giant Jenga, ladder ball and cornhole to your heart's content in Skyline Garden.

Community Coloring
Join fellow Cocktails-goers for a moment of coloring bliss featuring the Phoenix of Imaginary Worlds on Alston Overlook.

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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