May 14-15, 2011
The New Azalea Garden
Location: The Azalea Garden | Get Your Tickets
The spectacular new 11-acre Azalea Garden offers an encyclopedic collection of the world's azaleas planted along a broad hillside punctuated by rock outcrops and shaded by mature native trees. Nearly 3,000 azaleas and rhododendrons expand the core collection established in the 1930s. More than 70,000 plants, including trees and shrubs, woodland perennials, and bulbs, have been planted throughout the garden to provide beauty and interest from early spring through fall.
May 14-15, 12-6 p.m.
A variety of experts will be on hand to help you create and capture the beauty of azaleas. Home Gardening Demonstrations will teach you how to grow and care for azaleas in your yard, on your balcony, or in your apartment. Garden instructors will show you how to capture the beauty of azaleas through photography, flower arranging, and watercolor. Visit the plant sale at Shop in the Garden to find the right azalea for your home or garden.
The Azalea Garden represents the transformation of the Botanical Garden's historic Azalea Way into a richly layered horticultural extravaganza that celebrates the beauty and variety of these popular garden plants.
The new Azalea Garden includes nearly a mile of woodland paths that meander through a collection of 3,000 azaleas and rhododendrons from around the world, planted beneath ancient native oaks, tulip trees, and sweet gums. Learn more.
Learn all about the amazing, adaptable azalea and its close relative the rhododendron from the Garden's top experts. Find the perfect plant for your garden, discover how to capture the beauty with your camera, and more.
Create and Capture the Beauty Weekend
May 14-15, 2011; 12 - 6 p.m.