$18 for Two Tickets to Cocktails in the Garden at Atlanta Botanical Garden ($37.90 Value)

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Because plants are jealous of our ability to live indoors, they attempt to infiltrate our finest mansions and universities by slowly climbing stony façades. Visit a place built specifically to contain these floral strivers with today's Groupon: for $18, you get two tickets to Cocktails in the Garden at Atlanta Botanical Garden (a $37.90 value). Cocktails in the Garden takes place every Thursday evening from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. until September 29.

Cocktails in the Garden sets the scene for an upscale evening of mixing and mingling amid the lush greenery and handsome architecture of the Atlanta Botanical Garden. During the four-hour affair, guests savor complimentary light bites and sip libations from fully stocked cash bars as they mingle with a rich cast of both oxygen-consuming and producing friends. Live tunes from popular DJ company Lethal Rhythms and a revolving cast of special performers keep ears and eyes engaged while noses fill up on floral vapors. To further link the party with its botanical surroundings, monthly drink themes pair specialty cocktails with important plants or garden features, with duos such as Moonflower & Moonshine, Skylines & Spirits, and Man-Eating Flytrap & Martini.

Featuring a vast collection of outdoor exhibits, Atlanta Botanical Garden offers a rare glimpse into the secret lives of our carbon-craving cohabitators. Guests can practice their monkey howls from 40 feet above the ground on the new Canopy Walk, bask in the serenity of the traditional Japanese Garden, and snack at the Edible Garden Outdoor Kitchen, which provides fresh ingredients for many of the party's featured light bites.

Atlanta Botanical Garden

Hundreds of exotic and native plants spread across more than 30 acres of growing space at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. Under the careful watch of the garden's horticulture team, these species provide a serene backdrop for garden visitors even as they educate them on the wonders of the natural world. The botanical discovery doesn't stop after the sun goes down. At night, visitors can explore the verdant pathways lit by millions of twinkling bulbs for the second annual Garden Lights, Holiday Nights, or decamp to the conservatory for a look at a mammoth collection of species orchids and the chirping poison dart frogs that keep them company. Amid its ever-changing visual display, the Atlanta Botanical Garden hosts frequent events such as concerts, holiday light shows, seasonal festivals, and an annual member-plant dance.

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    Atlanta

    1345 Piedmont Ave. NE

    Atlanta, Georgia 30309

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In a Nutshell

  • Weekly outdoor cocktail party
  • Lush botanical-garden setting
  • Freshly made light bites
  • Live music & entertainment

The Fine Print

Expires Sep 29th, 2011. Limit 2 per person. Valid from 7/21/11 to 9/29/11. Valid only on Thursdays from 6-10PM. Not valid for membership. Non-transferable. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.