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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.


Chasity Sanders

Wednesday, May 9, 2018
This is the most beautiful garden I have ever viewed. I visited when winter was turning to spring, thus I was there to see all of the tulips (My favorite flower. Of course I was elated.)! I did not drive because of the reviews regarding poor parking. So many varieties of orchids that captured my attention, although I am not an orchid fan. I adored the edible garden as well. Especially after knowing that they donate the produce to food banks and shelters after grown. The fee to enter the garden was cheap too!

Nichelle Moreland

Tuesday, May 8, 2018
I've gone here on two occasions. Once for my granny's birthday and once as my second outing with my daughter when she was 9 months. It's VERY relaxing. You can enjoy every piece of the property without it being too crowded. It takes about 2 hours to view every inch of the place. During certain seasons they have light shows, weddings, and other events. They also have a restaurant on the compound that serves pretty decent food for $10-$15 dollars. Not a very big selection, but it works. There's a snack bar as well for more simple food/snacks. A big greenhouse full of plants and places to sit....very picture worthy. Last but not least, plenty of walking trails and resting spots.

Bob Cohen

Monday, May 14, 2018
Extremely well displayed and designed botanical garden. The garden has useful and informative explanations for those seeking detail, examples of local species for gardeners, tropical forest and orchid displays with educational information. Special exhibits included fantasy sculptures scattered around the garden like dragons and mermaids. I didn’t have a chance to try the restaurant or snack bar but they seemed to have an excellent selection and the prices were reasonable. Be sure to take in the forest canopy walk, it’s one of the few ways to walk through a forest off the ground on an easy path. Then walking back enjoy the fountains that sound like a babbling brook.

Anjuli Kapoor

Friday, June 8, 2018
Amazing and beautiful! Love the current exhibit Imaginary Animals. Have been to many botanical gardens. These are the best by far with occasional glass sculptures scattered throughout and so many paths to take. One could wander for hours.

Audrey Wong

Monday, May 21, 2018
This garden is huge! The landscaping was phenomenal. There are many signs that inform you on what plants are growing and where they came from. You can easily spend a whole day here. The orchid greenhouse was great, they had many varieties of orchids. Spring time was a good time to go, not too hot and you will see a variety of vegetation on the grounds

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