March - April
Atlanta Blooms trumpets the arrival of spring with a mass of hundreds of thousands of crocus, daffodils, tulips and more!
Please note: actual bloom times vary depending on weather.
About the Exhibition
This is the fourth annual bulb exhibition at the Garden featuring nearly 300,000 blooms including tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, crocuses and more.
Among the more than 61, 000 new bulbs planted last fall, look for favorite tulips such as electrifying pink 'The Cure', sunshine yellow 'Big Smile', creamy 'Maureen', and sherbert orange 'Daydream', to name a few. New cultivars have also been thrown in the mix. Tequila Sunrise tulip mix has been a long-time love, but 'Tequila Sunrise' tulip promises to wow visitors with a mix of cream, yellow, orange and red all in the same flower.
Spring Pink Blend is a beautiful array of long-lasting pinks, while the rousing pink 'Niigata' will make its debut in the Rose Garden and Edible Garden. Blazing across the Flower Bridge, 'Banja Luke' is a striking yellow tulip flamed with red. These are a few new colors popping up, dominated by pinks, purples and oranges.
Members Spring Evening
Thursday, March 27
5 - 9 p.m.
Garden Members are invited to toast spring during a casually elegant evening of Atlanta Blooms!
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.