May 7-8 and May 14-15, 2011

The New Azalea Garden | Events

Location: The Azalea Garden | Get Your Tickets


Mother's Day Picnic Lunch | May 7-8, 2011


Treat yourself to some old-fashioned fun! Play croquet, fly a kite, and sip lemonade in the shade of the amazing Azalea Garden. Kids can make a bouquet and take photos just in time for Mother's Day. Stroll the sun-dappled paths with a Garden Docent who can point out highlights of the collection.

Advance reservations for the Mother's Day picnic lunches are now closed.

There will picnics available for purchase onsite at the Azalea Garden while supplies last, as well as sandwiches, snacks and beverages. As always both of our cafes will feature custom sandwiches, a daily gourmet hot entrée (in the Garden Cafe), vegetarian options, and kids’ meals as well as snacks and beverages.

Once at the Garden, if you pre-ordered a picnic, pick it up at the new Azalea Garden and enjoy lunch at the multiple picnic areas in and around this incredible new garden. Bring a blanket and stretch out amid the kaleidoscope of colors, or dine at the tables in the Picnic Pavilion.

Picnic Luncheon Options


Picnics will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Fried Chicken

Old Fashioned Picnic Style Fried Chicken
Homemade American Style Potato Salad
Cole Slaw with Red Cabbage
Biscuit
Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chicken Salad

Chicken Waldorf Salad
Wheatberry Salad & Spring Vegetables
Biscuit
Chocolate Chip Cookies

Vegetarian Sandwich

Balsamic Portobello Focaccia Sandwich with Goat Cheese, Roasted Pepperonata, Arugula and Basil
Gourmet Potato Chips
Apple
Chocolate Chip Cookies

Turkey Sandwich

Garden Turkey Seven Grain Sandwich with Sprouts, Avocado, Green Apple, Watercress, and Boursin
Cheese
Gourmet Potato Chips
Apple
Chocolate Chip Cookies

Picnic Box Luncheons $14 per person excluding beverage and tax

Additional Selections - Available Onsite

Sabrett Hot Dogs $3.50
Gourmet Chips and Snacks $2.50
Whole Fruit $2.00

Beverage Selections - Available Onsite

Dr. Brown Sodas, Fresh Lemonade and Iced Tea $3.50
Beer $4.50
Wine $8.00

Garden Parties

Opening Weekend Celebration
May 7-8, 2011; 12 - 6 p.m.
Treat yourself to some old fashioned fun, and Mom to a delicious picnic! Celebrate the opening of the Garden's newest garden with games, tours, and more.

Create and Capture the Beauty
May 14-15, 2011; 12 - 6 p.m.
A variety of experts will be on hand to help you create and capture the beauty of azaleas.

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Classes

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.

Sign up for classes now!

About the New Azalea 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.

Plan Your Visit

Opening Weekend Celebration
May 7-8, 2011; 12 - 6 p.m.

Members Day
May 7, 2011

Create and Capture the Beauty Weekend
May 14-15, 2011; 12 - 6 p.m.

Get Your Tickets

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