Cocktails in the Garden Returns May 2

Atlanta’s most beautiful weekly cocktail party returns this week — Cocktails in the Garden at the Atlanta Botanical Garden launches on Thursday, May 2nd for the 2013 season.

Cocktails in the GardenFrom 6pm to 10pm every Thursday from May through September visitors will get to sip beer, wine and cocktails while strolling through the gardens. There will be live cooking demonstrations and tastings from chefs in the Edible Garden, and DJs spinning live music. Held every third Thursday will be the Art & Science Café, a series of discussions that will explore the unique and innovative ways artists and scientists work together.

Visitors will be able to check out Imaginary Worlds: Plants Larger Than Life. The exhibit features living sculptures including a unicorn, cobras and butterflies that are made from thousands of meticulously groomed annuals. The sculptures range up to 25 feet tall and 20 feet wide.

Drinks may be purchased at cash bars located throughout the garden, and food may be purchased at MetroFresh in the Garden.

Admission to Cocktails in the Garden is $18.95 for adults and free for garden members. Guest passes are accepted. Click here for more information.

Cocktails in the Garden at the Atlanta Botanical Garden, Every Thursday Night, May through September, 6pm – 10pm. 1345 Piedmont Avenue NE, Atlanta