Events

February is Member Appreciation Month!

Garden Members enjoy special offers and the chance to win great prizes.

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February 1 - 28

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.

Orchid Happenings:

Orchid Market Weekends
Orchid Care Clinics
Vanilla Sunday
Atlanta Orchid Society Show
Orchid Soirée

Read more about orchids on the Fuqua Orchid Center Blog:

The Orchid Column

February 7 - April 12

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.

Angela Kang 
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.

Fairy Gardenmother 
Find unique terrariums with tiny fiber optics that bring settings to life

Kenneth Kase 
Original delicate metal work jewelry from a trained metal smith 

Rozelle Morton-Bush 
Find blown glass art dynamically complemented by the artwork of Allen Bush.

Robert Anderson 
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

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.

Watch the Frogs in Action on YouTube!

Saturdays, 11 a.m.

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.

Tickets $32 (Member $25)*

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*Sales tax & ticketing fees not included. Garden Members must enter the password provided via email to receive the discount.

 

Saturday, February 14
7 - 11 p.m.

Dance the night away with live music!Sample scrumptious sweet treats!Celebrate at the most romantic spot in town.Sip on cocktails and dance to live entertainment.Lush fragrance sets the mood!Photos Courtesy of Chelsea Patricia Photography

Presented by the North Georgia Camellia Society, the show features regional growers displaying their finest specimens in a juried competition.

Free with Garden Admission

Saturday - Sunday
February 21 - 22
1 - 5 p.m. and 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Enjoy the annual celebration of the vanilla orchid. Learn more about the process of turning vanilla beans into a key extract for desserts, and sample a mini vanilla ice cream sundae.

Free with Garden Admission | Free sundaes while supplies last

Sunday, February 22
1 - 4 p.m.

Browse hundreds of gorgeous orchid specimens on display and for sale.

Hosted by the Atlanta Orchid Society

Free With Garden Admission

Friday - Sunday, March 13 - 15
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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
7 p.m.

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.

 

Wednesday, March 25
7 p.m.

Browse more than 300 varieties of herbs for sale by the Chattahoochee Unit of The Herb Society of America.

Free with Garden Admission

Saturday - Sunday, April 11 -12
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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.

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  • Tickets may be purchased in person at Garden admissions.
  • Tickets may be purchased (credit card only) by calling 404-591-1574.
  • Parking vouchers available at registration the night of the Auction.
  • Rain or shine. Information subject to change.
  • For more information, contact Laurie Blackmore at 404-591-1574 or lblackmore@atlantabotanicalgarden.org.

Tuesday, April 21
7 p.m.

Celebrate nature! From creating crafts to learning about conservation, there's fun for everyone. Enjoy Storybook Time and ladybug releases.

Free with Garden Admission

 

Wednesday, April 22
10 a.m. - 1 p.m