Kevin Gillespie stoops in the cool of the evening to gently pull back the brilliant burgundy leaves of red beets, then bares an aha grin as his tattooed arms unearth a key ingredient for a favorite recipe he’s about to prepare.

Learn how Atlanta’s top chefs turn freshly harvested fruits and vegetables into scrumptious, healthy dishes this spring through fall at the Atlanta Botanical Garden’s beautiful new Outdoor Kitchen.