May Gardening Tips & Events | Atlanta Botanical Gardens


  • Sod or seed warm-season turf such as Bermuda, Zoysia or Centipede.
  • Weed, then mulch to minimize re-growth of weeds and water loss.
  • Weed, fertilize, mulch and water your vegetable garden for big dividends later.
  • Separate and transplant hellebore seedlings and water-in thoroughly.

Gardens for Connoisseurs

                    Tour Atlanta’s Finest Private Gardens

Saturday – Sunday, May 11 – 12 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

From grand estates to “gardener’s gardens,” the 2013 Gardens for Connoisseurs Tour showcases eleven spectacular private gardens representing the finest in garden design. More Information

Rose Show

May 11 – 12

Saturday, noon – 5 p.m. Sunday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The Greater Atlanta Rose Society is hosting their Annual Rose Show. More Information


Bonsai Society Show

May 18 – 19

Saturday, noon – 5 p.m. Sunday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The Atlanta Bonsai Society is holding their Spring Show at the Garden with world-renowned bonsai artist, Boon Manakativapart. More Information


Dr. Jeff Gillman

                    The Truth About Garden Remedies

Free Alston Lecture Wednesday, May 29 7 p.m.

There are all kinds of garden gurus out there recommending home remedies for garden problems, but which of them work and which are a waste of time and money? Learn about the ones that work, the ones that don’t, and why, presented by Dr. Jeff Gillman. More Information