The Atlanta Botanical Garden is hosting the 26th annual Gardens for Connoisseurs Tour, May 8 and 9 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. See great design and planting ideas by talented local gardeners and landscapers in gardens both large and small throughout metro Atlanta.
Ranging from grand estates to charming cottages, these must see gardens include stops in Buckhead, Sandy Springs, Chamblee, Decatur, Morningside and Midtown. A tour brochure with information aobut all the homes is available at
Tickets are $20 in advance and $30 on days of the tour. Children under 12 are admitted free. Tickets are good for both tour days. Online tickets purchased between May 1 and 7 will be available for pick up at any individual garden during the tour. Online tickets must be purchased by 5 p.m. on Friday, May 7.
Tickets may also be purchased in person at the Atlanta Botanical Garden Gift Shop, select local garden retailers or individual gardens during the tour.
Please note, this is a self-guided tour and walking may include some rough terrain. The event will be held rain or shine. Ticket holders also receive free admission to the Garden on tour days from 5 to 7 p.m.
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Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.