The Atlanta Botanical Garden is a 30 acres (12 ha) botanical garden located adjacent to Piedmont Park in Midtown Atlanta, Georgia, United States. Incorporated in 1976, the garden's mission is to "develop and maintain plant collections for the purposes of display, education, conservation, research and enjoyment."
Following a petition by citizens of Atlanta in 1973, the garden was incorporated in 1976, as the private, 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation Atlanta Botanical Garden Inc.. The garden incorporated the pre-existing Dr. A. Leslie Stephens Memorial Bonsai Garden, now known as the Japanese Garden. Within a year Bill Warner, previously employed at Holden Arboretum, was assigned office as the first executive director. He was soon followed by Ann L. Crammond in 1979. The following year marked a turning point in the history of the garden as a 50-year lease was negotiated with the city, securing the site of the Garden for years to come.
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Emily Baker | Mar 1, 2018
I thought the Atlanta Botanical Garden lights at Christmas was magical but since then I have gotten a family membership and we have enjoyed Valentines Day, Orchid displays and looking forward to Tulips soon. Just a beautiful place to explore and admire and enjoy. There are things for all ages here(my nephew loves trains and there is the coolest little model here with several tracks and trains) and the restaurant and gift shops are also very nice and not crazily overpriced. The grounds are accessible for all abilities as well which is a plus for some of our relatives. Love that I get a discount and newsletters and email info with the membership.
Lorinda Dechman | Mar 4, 2018
I love the Atlanta Botanical Garden! It is beautiful any time of year. Indoor and outdoor gardens mean there's always something in bloom. The programs offered by the garden are educational and fun. They have different levels of dinning so you can grab a snack or share a formal lunch. We are members and return every year.
Max Harris | Jan 29, 2018
Great overall experience, the staff at the welcome desk was very nice but didn't know about the events we asked them about a few and they just referred us to another place or flyer. Loved all of the artwork and the rest of the staff was super helpful and nice. We went to the feeding of the frogs and the lady feeding them was so nice an helpful. She told us all about them and seemed to really enjoy doing it. She really helped us. Really enjoyed just walking around looking at the artwork. Also parking was very easy.
Donardo Henry | Jan 3, 2018
It is a beautiful place. We(girlfriend and I) parked on the other side of the park and walked to the botanical garden (partly because we wanted to walk, but also because we didn't want to pay for parking, which admittedly, wouldn't have cost more than $8 for the 3 hours or so). There was music and enough to see to justify the cost. The greenhouse by itself was an awesome experience. It's a great place for a date (if you're looking for something little different and don't mind the cost). It's nice to see plants from different places and appreciate things that some people will never get to see on a lifetime.
Geo C | Feb 21, 2018
The Botanical Garden is one of the most relaxing places I've been. It let's you walk on your own pace. I found the walks though the forest rather boring compared to the greenhouses. The greenhouses contain orchids, tropical plants, desert, and even some animals. I recommend looking through some of my pictures which most were taken at the greenhouses. Also in the same parking lot you can go to the park nearby.
Chasity Sanders | Mar 26, 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!
Kara Smith | Mar 12, 2018
The Atlanta Botanical Garden is an amazing place to see. It is fun for all ages. The flowers and plants that have been turned into giant sculpture like creations of animals and goddesses delight and amaze! The magical children's area is a perfect wonderland to keep them engaged! You could walk for hours and still have more to see. I would highly recommend visiting here. You will not be disappointed! Check out the special events that they have to experience even more! Beautiful!!!!!
Natalia Go | Mar 26, 2018
This is a very beautiful place but be sure to come in the spring season. My friends saw nothing during the winter and it was the same price. This wasn’t part of our original itinerary but because it was nearing spring, I thought we should go. They said the flowers were blooming early. We were not disappointed. I’ve never seen so many tulips and orchids in my life! There are different gardens but some of them didn’t have much to show. You have to time your visit when there is something special being showcased. Sadly the famous goddess wasn’t on exhibit when we went. But the orchids are so nice to see! The volunteers are great, too and educated us about the vanilla beans.
Josh Barbier | Apr 23, 2018
Beautiful, large and well designed. In the "forest walk through" area you get the feeling of walking through the forest floor as well at near the tree tops on a high bridge that snakes through. The tropical plants indoors were amazing to see and there was large terrarium with poison tree frogs. In the "edible garden" there's a brunch you must pre register for but it looked very cool though we did not partake. There's also a Cafe for anyone to eat at.
Rico Taylor | Apr 11, 2018
The flower arrangements were so nice. Perfect for couples. Fellas, if you want to impress your woman, but be impressed yourself at the same time, this is the place. I saw a few dudes proposing. That's not me because I'm not down with the ball and chain, but if you're in love... why not!
Pooja Apte | Apr 25, 2018
We visited this garden last month and we were delighted to find lots of flowers in bloom. Tulips were beautiful. Orchid daze was amazing. We got to see many different varieties of orchids. We also witnessed few cherry blossom trees. Earth Goddess was under renovation when we visited. The garden is huge and there is still plenty of space for gardening. The entry fee is $22/Adult.
Nichelle Moreland | 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 | 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.
Audrey Wong | 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
Anjuli Kapoor | Jun 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.
Peter A. | Jun 22, 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 | Jun 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.
Jim Clack | Jul 12, 2018
Wow! We have visited Botanical gardens all over the USA, Ireland, Japan, UK, France, Canada, and some of the Caribbean islands. This one is up there with the best of them. I like it better than Buchart (Victoria) and most of the others. We are now members (as we are of some other gardens) and will be visiting often. The plant sculptures are phenomenal, of course, but the conservatory has a nice orchid room and the nature trails are great too. The restaurant is very good and not overpriced. Plan on taking four to six hours to really enjoy it, more if you are a photographer. Highly recommended.
Kenneth Burton | Jul 20, 2018
I was there for a concert, and it is a great venue, but I got to see much of the Botanical art as well. Very interesting living sculptures are spread throughout the property, and all the plants are well labeled and well-cared-for. They have a very good Concert Series in the summer, so I would recommend going to a concert and getting there early for your space claim yet because it's a grass lawn, and walking around the property and seeing the great sites.
Dennis Oliver | Jul 4, 2018
Awesome visuals, Awesome smells. Awesome variety of flowers. Beautiful and full of color. The only downfall was this was the most expensive botanical gardens i have been to but if you take your time i feel the experience could be worth it. Enjoyed my time here. There are 2 places to eat inside the garden.
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