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Explore Imaginary Worlds with Music and Cocktails at Atlanta Botanical Gardens

Every Thursday evening through September 27, the Atlanta Botanical Gardens will host “Cocktails in the Garden” featuring a storybook-themed exhibition of giant, topiary-like sculptures. “Imaginary Worlds: Once Upon a Time” acquaints visitors with unusual botanical sculptures, including a dragon, mermaid, mammoth and peacock. Specialty drinks, themed games, live entertainment, roaming musicians and more are among the activities.

Visitors who arrive using a rideshare app such as Uber or Lyft will receive $5 off the admission price plus priority entrance to the Garden and the bars.


Imaginary Worlds: Once Upon A Time is held at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens, 1345 Piedmont Avenue NE, from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. every Thursday through September. For more information, visit

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