6 must-see Atlanta home and garden events in May

Stop and smell the flowers at Atlanta Botanical Garden’s Gardens for Connoisseurs Tour, visit ADAC’s sample sale for deep discounts, and more
Atlanta Botanical Garden's Gardens for Connoisseurs Tour

Druid Hills Tour of Homes & Gardens
May 1–3  See renovation, restoration, and the work of master gardeners in Druid Hills, the historic community envisioned by Frederick Law Olmsted. Now in its 47th year, the tour is the sole fundraiser for the Druid Hills Civic Association. Events include a 5K, artists market, live music, lectures, and a plant sale. $25 in advance, $30 at show.

Cobb Master Gardeners Tour
May 9  Learn how Master Gardeners maintain their landscapes. $15 in advance, $20 day of.

Atlanta Botanical Garden’s Gardens for Connoisseurs Tour
May 9–10  The Atlanta Botanical Garden’s 2015 tour showcases nearly a dozen private gardens that represent fine garden design and planting ideas. A Mother’s Day tradition since 1984, tour proceeds benefit the ABG. $20 in advance for members, $25 in advance for nonmembers, $30 day of, free for children 12 and under.

Photograph by Todd Winters Photography
Photograph by Todd Winters Photography

AIA National Convention
May 14–16  The American Institute of Architects brings its annual convention to Atlanta. It will include more than 800 exhibitors and connect architects, designers, innovators, and thought leaders in the field. Georgia World Congress Center

ADAC Sample Sale
May 15–17  During the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center’s annual three-day sample sale, more than a dozen showrooms offer deep discounts on their exclusive lines. ADAC

0315_mayevent_modernatlanta_oneuseonlyModern Atlanta Design Is Human Week
May 30–June 7  The Modern Atlanta architecture tour and international design expo presents a week of exhibits, product launches, talks, films, showroom events, and installations—as well as its popular home tour. The expo focuses on the latest trends in modern design, sustainability, social responsibility, and contemporary culture in fields ranging from automotive production to workplace and residential construction. New this year is a focus on the kitchen-and-bath industry.

This article originally appeared in the Spring 2015 issue of Atlanta Magazine’s HOME.