Fall into the season with festive events at the Atlanta Botanical Garden! Atlanta residents and out-of-town visitors will have a fang-tastic time at events this season such as Scarecrows in the Garden, Fest-of-Ale and SUPERnatural: Art in Motion, Glass Art in Bloom.
Since its opening in 1976, the Atlanta Botanical Garden is the jewel of Atlanta culture. The thirty acres of urban oasis is ever-evolving and a fantastic destination for horticulturally-minded, nature-inspired and fun-seeking families to come together in the heart of Midtown.
Look beyond nature and discover SUPERnatural: Art in Motion, Glass Art in Bloom, the current exhibit at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. This unique exhibit features a custom-created “Skynet” fluttering in the air of the Storza Woods, appearing like a flock of multi-colored birds. The Skynet, known as “Dream Flora”, is on display through September 19. The experiential aerial sculpture was created by Patrick Shearn of Los Angeles-based Poetic Kinetics, a group known for large-scale works of public art. Beautiful glass sculptures created by Seattle-based artist Jason Gamrath also blossom throughout the formal gardens. Visit the gardens during Cocktails in the Garden, a recurring event every Tuesday through Sunday from May to September, to see these beautiful displays until October 31.
One of Atlanta’s favorite autumn traditions is Scarecrows in the Garden! Enjoy spooky festivities with more than 100 scarecrows handcrafted by businesses, individuals, schools and organizations scattered throughout the grounds. The event lasts from September 28 through October 31 and closes every Monday with the exception of Columbus Day.
For adult festivities, head out to the Fest-of-Ale, October 1 and through October 31 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sample a selection of seasonal brews such as the Garden’s Beer, enjoy live music and tour of the scarecrow garden!
The Atlanta Botanical Garden is open every Tuesday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. To plan a visit and purchase tickets available for timed entry, click here. Guests over the age of two are required to wear face coverings in the Fuqua Conservatory, Orchid Center, Gift Shop and Longleaf Restaurant according to the CDC and an executive order from the City of Atlanta.