It can be argued that the Atlanta Botanical Garden is truly like any other botanical garden you’ve seen—and it’s open for visitors now through October 31, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. This year the garden, which boasts unique mosaiculture among other beautiful sights, has made its Imaginary Worlds exhibition bigger and more extravagant than ever before.
Visitors can spend a full day getting lost in a magical world that blends nature and fantasy with nine new characters, which make up a total of 28 living sculptures. The new cast of characters includes “four frolicking frogs, three gallivanting gorillas and a pair of ogling orangutans,” the Atlanta Botanical Garden’s site says. They’ll be joining a pink unicorn, some cobras and the Earth Goddess—the largest sculpture in the garden at 25 feet—from last year. The garden is also home to 200,000 plants.
The Imaginary Gardens exhibit will host Cocktails in the Garden, a special event every Thursday from 6 to 10 p.m. from May through September. During this time, visitors can enjoy some tunes, grab a cocktail and watch a chef demo in the Edible Garden; “surprise cultural performances” are also in store. The event is free for members and $18.95 for adults. Check the Atlanta Botanical Garden Events page for more information.
Check out a few of the magical sights from the Atlanta Botanical Garden below: