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Atlanta Botanical Garden

1345 Piedmont Avenue North East

Mission and History:

The mission of the Atlanta Botanical Garden is to develop and maintain plant collections for display, education, research, conservation and enjoyment.

2010 - Present:

2010 Grand opening of the Canopy Walk, Edible Garden and Cascades Garden marks completion of expansion project nearly doubling the size of the Garden

2011 Atlanta Blooms debuts first year as the new springtime exhibition featuring hundreds of thousands of bulbs; Garden Lights, Holiday Nights tradition opens with one million energy-efficient LED lights

2012 Woodruff Foundation awards the Garden with 2.5 million gift for development of Atlanta Botanical Garden, Gainesville.

2013 Ron Determann honored by the Garden Club of America for conservation work; Ground broken for Atlanta Botanical Garden, Gainesville; Garden nets record attendance with more than 525,000 visitors

2014 Construction begins on Atlanta Botanical Garden, Gainesville; New restaurant partnership with Chef Linton Hopkins for The Café at Linton's in the Garden; Garden kicks off 50 million Nourish & Flourish capital campaign for new and renovated gardens and facilities.

2015 Bruce Munro: Light in the Garden is presented as the summer exhibition; The Atlanta Botanical Garden, Gainesville, opens its first phase of development.

2016 The Garden welcomes an encore exhibition of Dale Chihuly's art, Chihuly in the Garden; A new restaurant, Linton's, opens, featuring James Beard Award-winning Chef Linton Hopkins' cuisine; The renovated Children's Gardens opens and is renamed the Lou Glenn Children's Garden. The first book about the Garden, Urban Oasis: The Atlanta Botanical Garden, is published.


Sunny Huang

Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018
Such a beautiful place. Have gone many times now with family and the niece and nephew and we all love it. This past weekend we went and the exhibit/special showcase was amazing to say the least. Really memorable trips here. Hope to come back many more time in the future!

Chantal Lafortune

Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018
This is by far the most amazing, spectacular botanical garden I've thus far in my lifetime. I commend all staff members who are a part of making this magical place magical. Words cannot describe this entire environment. Just when I thought I saw all there was to see here, I discover new places at every turn, all the botanical structures that have been created by human hands are breathtakingly spectacular!! This a must see place for people of all ages. I highly recommend exploring the Atlanta Botanical Garden

Jamie Lynne Green

Monday, Aug. 6, 2018
Beautiful Garden. We stayed for about two hours and still hadn't seen nearly all of it. Would definitely come again. Kids loved the children's garden with it's water splash area. I'd recommend bringing a spare set of clothes or swimsuit if you don't want to stay wet.

Peter A.

Thursday, June 21, 2018
A wonderful Botanical gardens. First BIG plus is that they reciprocate with my wife's membership from the Denver Botanic Gardens. The gardens are well kept, the walking paths are well designed, and their displays are beautiful. I particularly enjoyed the orchid house and the special display event of the large fairy tale/imagination creations. And there are some quite impressive large trees on the property. A beautiful way to spend an afternoon.

Renée Parker

Saturday, June 16, 2018
Very nice, lots to explore. I got a membership to have more access, which is great, because I missed some things I hoped to see. My tips: be sure to grab a map in the welcome center, and if you're bringing kids in the summer, have them wear their swim gear! The children's garden has a splash area where they can cool off. I didn't see any mention of this on the website (probably there somewhere). I hope to enjoy a lot of sights and events here.

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