March - April
The bulbs are here! Vibrant colors and fun frills make the annual flower celebration Atlanta Blooms the most fashionably dressed destination this spring.
Please note: actual bloom times vary depending on weather. Check the Bulb Flash for regular updates about what's coming up!
About the Exhibition
Featuring a quarter-million bulbs - including tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, crocuses and many others - the kaleidoscope of color begins with pots along the Promenade and Crape Myrtle Allee. A flourish of ‘Pink Star’ and ‘Crème Upstar’, both fragrant, peony-like tulips, make their debut. In the Levy Parterre, more than 8,000 double cream, pink and cream bicolors are sure to bring a smile. Be sure to take a picture in front of them! Yellow, pink, and salmon are included in the chameleon ‘Perestroyka’. Joined by the graceful cream and cheerful yellow varieties, they’re sure to brighten up the Rose Garden.
For the first time, islands of tulips float in containers in the Fuqua Conservatory reflecting pool. ‘Charming Lady’, with her double layer of buttery yellow petals blushed with pink, forms the perfect match for the miniature ‘Quail’ daffodil. The Edible Garden is decked out in pure white and hot pink. The courtyard gets a new look with raised beds and a grouping of pots to display fiery orange ‘Daydream’ and glowing ‘Golden Parade’.
Also guest starring in the show will be the lesser known, but equally delightful, species tulips. These represent what tulips in their native range of the Middle East through China more closely resemble. Typically more slender and often more compact than their highly hybridized cousins, these perennial darlings are planted primarily along the Crape Myrtle Allee and in the Rock Garden. ‘Lady Jane’, ‘Cynthia’, and ‘Lilac Wonder’ are among the favorites.
Those are just some of the tulips at Atlanta Blooms!, thousands of other jewels will join them in the dazzling fanfare welcoming springtime’s return to Atlanta.
Blooms & Bubbly
Thursday, March 28
5 - 8 p.m.
Toast spring during a casually elegant evening of Atlanta Blooms!
Enjoy bubbly beverages among thousands of blooming tulips, hyacinths and daffodils! Don't miss intoxicating parfum making and a jewelry trunk show with Lainey Papageorge.
Which Bulb Are You?
Flowers have personality! Which bulb do you identify with?
Tulip: Tulips come in many bright, saturated colors. They love the sun so will seek out the best angle for lght. Striking and bold, tulips clearly love being the center of attention. Tulips are thought to be the symbol of perfect love.
Daffodil: Daffodils are trumpet shaped so seem to announce spring in a bright, trumpeting way. Generally golden-yellow and white, daffodils are seemingly quite friendly, growing together in fields and meadows. They are thought to be a symbol of rebirth and unrequited love.
Hyacinth: The hyacinth is a single dense spike of highly fragrant flowers. They are bell-shaped and beautiful, in many colors including pink and true blue. Hyacinth are thought to symbolize sports and play, signifying an adventurous and playful nature.
Crocus: Although more solitary and small of stature, crocus are determined and hardy. They are found in a wide range of habitats and thrive in late winter/early spring, growing through snow if need be. Crocus are thought to be a symbol of healing and foresight, signifying wisdom.