I’m a member of the Atlanta Botanical Garden, but were I not, I’d take advantage of one of these deals for discount tickets to see the new exhibitions, Imaginary Worlds: A New Kingdom of Plant Giants & Philip Haas: The Four Seasons, and check out this year’s 100+ creations that make up the annual Scarecrows in the Garden exhibition.
Per the summary: “Imaginary Worlds: A New Kingdom of Plant Giants, presented May through October, features monumental works of mosaiculture–the centuries-old horticultural art of planting steel forms with thousands of living plants–created by International Mosaiculture of Montreal. Presented for the first time in the United States last summer at the Garden, the blockbuster exhibition Imaginary Worlds: Plants Larger Than Life showcased 19 sculptures, including a pair of towering cobras and a giant bust called Earth Goddess, which now calls the Garden home. In the new exhibition, joining those sculptures, which have been ‘re-imagined’ with new plantings and installed in different garden areas, are four frolicking frogs, three gallivanting gorillas and a pair of ogling orangutans as the newest denizens of the enchanted gardens.”
With The Four Seasons, “monumental sculptures by artist Philip Haas visit the Garden this summer as reigning monarchs of the Great Lawn. Enjoy studying the intricate details of these compositions while marveling at the creative and surprising juxtaposition of recognizable plants employed in unexpected relationships. Each gigantic bust, towering at more than 15 feet, is a whimsical embodiment of spring, summer, autumn and winter. The three-dimensional sculptures, made of painted fiberglass, feature oversized twigs, fruits, vegetables, leaves, and other natural elements indicative of their respective months of origin.”
Scarecrows in the Garden, Imaginary Worlds, & The Four Seasons will be on view through October 2014. Want to see them on the cheap? Admission is free for members & included with Garden admission, but nonmembers can still save a bit.
- Thanks an offer on PoshDealz, you can save on admission to the Atlanta Botanical Garden & dinner out: While they last, $58.50 buys two tickets to the Atlanta Botanical Garden + two $20 gift cards to Gordon Biersch. The certificates & gift cards will be mailed. FYI–the tickets to the Atlanta Botanical Garden don’t expire until December 31, 2014, so you can snag the deal now & save it to check out the gardens later in the year.
- Admission to the Atlanta Botanical Garden is regularly $18.95 for adults, $12.95 for children ages 3-12, and free for kids under age 3. If you happen to be near the AtlanTIX booth at the Underground Atlanta Visitor’s Center, you can check to see if they have tickets; when they’re available, same- or next-day tickets to the Atlanta Botanical Garden are $13.32 each.
The Atlanta Botanical Garden is located at 1345 Piedmont Ave. NE in Midtown.