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Garden Party!

The earth is reawakening. Nature is shaking off its winter blues and Atlantans are getting back into a festive mood. Fill yourself with the joys of spring and mark your calendar for the following daisy fresh events.


Atlanta Blooms! at the Atlanta Botanical Garden

1. Atlanta Botanical Garden
Nothing else announces the end of winter like 300,000 blooms of tulips, daffodils, hyacinths and crocuses. Atlanta Botanical Garden’s 4th Annual Atlanta Blooms! will feature flora in shades of electrifying pink, sunshine yellow, and sherbert orange as well gorgeous purples and blushing reds. 1345 Piedmont Ave. NE

2. Callaway Gardens
Each year in Pine Mountain, azaleas, dogwoods, crabapples, daffodils and tulips burst into bloom. Celebrate Spring!, happening now through April 20, invites families and friends to share in the scenery with weekly themed activities. 17800 US Hwy 27, Pine Mountain

3. Cator Woolford Gardens at the Frazer Center
What’s better than an elegant spring evening on one of Metro Atlanta’s most beautiful historic estates? Enjoy lovely company, fine wine, craft beer, live entertainment and an auction to benefit children and adults with special needs at Goodness in the Gardens on April 18. 1815 S. Ponce De Leon Ave. NE

4. Gibbs Gardens
A gift of a bouquet daffodils is said to guarantee happiness. The annual Daffodil Festival, which features more than 20 million of these bright yellow, gold, saffron and orange flowers, is sure to do the trick. 1987 Gibbs Drive, Ball Ground

5. The State Botanical Garden of Georgia
Enjoy the splendors of a beautiful garden after sunset at Full Moon Hike on April 15. Family and friends can all marvel at the plant life and nocturnal creatures below as well as the moon and constellations above. $5, 2450 S. Milledge Ave., Athens