10 Atlanta home and garden events to see this spring

From March to May, enjoy home shows, kitchen tours, garden events, and more
American Craft Show
American Craft Show

Photograph courtesy of American Craft Show

Daffodil Festival
March 1–April 15 (depending on blooms)
Twenty million daffodils in more than 100 varieties blanket the rolling hills of Ball Ground’s Gibbs Gardens in the spring. Besides the bright blooms in this official American Daffodil Society Display Garden, the 220-acre grounds include 24 ponds, 19 waterfalls, and 32 bridges Monet would approve of. gibbsgardens.com

Phoenix Flies
March 3–25
In a city that usually paves over landmarks, the Atlanta Preservation Center has championed historic homes and storied neighborhoods since 1979. For the past 15 years, the nonprofit has hosted oodles of free events across the city during this festival—from neighborhood tours to explorations of cultural institutions like the Atlanta Ballet. atlantapreservationcenter.com

American Craft Show
March 16–18
For nearly three decades, the 76-year-old Minneapolis-based American Craft Council has celebrated makers of furniture, fashion, decor, and jewelry in Atlanta, now spotlighting their work at the Cobb Galleria Centre. Meet the next big designer at Hip Pop shows, try crafting at Let’s Make stations, or learn how to make a fashion statement at the Style Slam catwalk. craftcouncil.org

Atlanta Home Show
March 23–25
Reimagine an entire house from roof to deck at the largest home show in the state, now in its 40th year. Stop by Cobb Galleria for inspiration, tips, and price shopping from more than 350 vendors. Don’t miss Marietta’s Red Hare Brewing Company’s beer garden, where attendees can gain backyard inspiration as they sip local brews and chat with vendors. atlantahomeshow.com

Tour of Kitchens
March 24–25
Discover the latest trends in kitchen design on this self-guided tour benefiting the Junior League of Atlanta. Prominent kitchen designers show off their work with cooking demos from notable Atlanta chefs throughout the weekend. jlatlanta.org

Atlanta Dogwood Festival
Atlanta Dogwood Festival

Photograph courtesy of Atlanta Dogwood Festival

Atlanta Dogwood Festival
April 13–15
Spring kicks off with this festival—now in its 82nd year—when the dogwoods start budding in Piedmont Park. Art booths abound, and the juried fair shows more than 250 pieces by painters, ceramicists, sculptors, and jewelers. Watch Fido catch a Frisbee at the Disc Dog Competition, or run a 5K for a mimosa at the finish line. dogwood.org

Design ADAC
April 24–26
Find out what’s catching the eyes of top designers at this annual event in the Buckhead temple to interiors. Check out the next big trends, celebrate industry icons, and explore curated rooms. adacatlanta.com

Inman Park Festival
April 28–29
The crown jewel of this annual fete is the tour of homes. Stroll tree-lined streets touring eight abodes, from turn-of-the-century Queen Annes to modern lofts, which highlight just how much Atlanta’s first streetcar suburb has changed. The longstanding festival always includes a parade, artists market, and live music. inmanparkfestival.org

Imaginary Worlds: The Atlanta Botanical Garden
Imaginary Worlds: The Atlanta Botanical Garden

Photograph courtesy of the Atlanta Botanical Garden

Imaginary Worlds
May 5
Phoenixes, wooly mammoths, and mermaids come to the Atlanta Botanical Garden for the return of this popular topiary exhibit. The International Mosaiculture of Montreal builds the creatures out of steel, and the garden fills them with bright sphagnum moss (there will be a few for the Gainesville garden, too). Also don’t miss the ABG fundraiser Gardens for Connoisseurs Tour (May 12–13) at a dozen private residences around town. Open through October 28. atlantabg.org

Cobb Gardeners Tour
May 12
Explore six private Cobb County gardens on this outdoor tour. At each stop, learn tips and tricks on how to create a healthy, blooming garden from onsite master gardeners. cobbmastergardeners.com

This article appears in our Spring 2018 issue of Atlanta Magazine’s HOME.