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Drop by the Fuqua Conservatory lobby to watch the conservation team tend to the rare and endangered amphibians on display at the Garden. The frogs jump into action when presented with their meal, and the amphibian specialist is available to answer questions about these captivating creatures.
On Saturday mornings a public frog feeding allows visitors the opportunity to observe one of the most interesting aspects of these amphibians - their feeding behavior. Most frogs have long sticky tongues that shoot out from their mouths at food. Some, like Poison Frogs, are able to do this with such incredible speed and accuracy that all visitors notice are flies disappearing. Others, like the Splendid Leaf Frog, are dramatic feeders and hardly use their tongues at all, but rather grab the cricket with their large hands and stuff it right in their mouths.
Exotic celebrities of the plant world get 15 minutes of fame with a bold, colorful showcase inspired by famed Pop artists Andy Warhol, Keith Haring and Roy Lichtenstein. Step inside the tropical warmth of the largest orchid center in the United States for a special exhibition of thousands of gorgeous orchids.
Find a wide variety of gorgeous live orchids from local growers, supplies, expert advice, orchid art, jewelry and more for sale.
Free with Garden Admission
Orchid Market Artists:
Peach State Orchids
These local growers offer sumptious orchids, potting supplies and expert advice on Sunday at 1 p.m.
This trained fashion designer offers fascinators and charming hats for special occassions
DD Garden Goods
From a local design duo, these sure-to-please objects include architecturally inspired bird houses and abstract garden elements.
Find unique terrariums with tiny fiber optics that bring settings to life
Original delicate metal work jewelry from a trained metal smith
Find blown glass art dynamically complemented by the artwork of Allen Bush.
Inspiring photographic cards from a self-taught artist
February 7 - 8
March 7 - 8
April 4 - 5
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Join members of the Fuqua Orchid Center staff for some expert orchid advice. Drop in any time between 10 a.m. and noon with your questions and a maximum of two orchid plants for advice on care for your temperamental treasures.
Free with Garden Admission
Registration not required
Materials for repotting orchids available for a charge of $5 per plant
Saturdays, February 7, March 7, April 4
10 a.m. - noon
Members of Orchid Circle, Magnolia Circle, Arbor Circle and Director's Club are invited to explore Orchid Daze: Pop! during an elegant cocktail reception.
Enjoy live music featuring Will Scruggs Jazz Fellowship and heavy hors d'oeurves provided by Affairs to Remember. Take home a polaroid photo to prove your fifteen minutes of fame! Become a Garden member or upgrade your membership to attend the Orchid Soirée.
Thursday, February 12
6:30 - 9 p.m.
Enjoy an elegant evening of music, dancing, cocktails, desserts and orchids at the most romantic spot in Atlanta. Take a stroll through the tropical conservatories, sample heart-melting treats from the city's top caterers, sip specialty cocktails from cash bars, dance to live music! Guests also receive a free long stemmed rose (while supplies last).
Valentines in the Garden is the only nighttime opportunity to experience Orchid Daze: Pop!, celebrating bold orchids and iconic Pop Art.
Eric Haskell, director of the Clark Humanities Museum at Claremont University Centre, explores "Tulipomania: Banking with Bulbs during the Golden Age of Dutch Culture" during a free lecture.
The Philip and Elkin Alston Lecture Series is made possible by the generous support of the Charles Loridans Foundation. Admission to the lecture is free, and no reservations are required.
Wednesday, March 18
Join a free Calhoun Lecture presented by Mark Mandica, Amphibian Conservation Scientist, to learn about amphibians in our future and explore why it is important protect them.
For the past 25 years, amphibians have been disappearing globally from developed and pristine environments. Scientists have identified multiple factors contributing to these declines leading to a multifaceted approach to address the amphibian decline phenomenon. The Garden is home to the longest running Amphibian Conservation Program in the country and has worked with other institutions to help imperiled amphibian species in Latin America and in our native South Eastern US.
Presenter Mark Mandica has worked with global and native conservation efforts for the past 16 years and will describe to attendees why it is important to protect amphibians and the efforts that aim to conserve these incredible creatures.
This lecture is a part of the Atlanta Science Festival, which is a week-long celebration of local science and technology held all over Atlanta from March 21 - 28.
The Calhoun lecture is made possible through the generous support of the family of Marion Peel Calhoun.
The Garden Associates present this elegant cocktail party and silent auction featuring rare plants, unusual cultivars, and garden treasures ranging from practical to whimsical objets d’art. Enjoy exquisite catering, live music and a beautiful setting. Benefiting the Jitsuko Johnson Plant Explorers Fund.
Tickets On Sale in March
If you are unable to attend, but would like to contribute to the Jitsuko Johnson Plant Explorers Fund, make a donation now.