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1345 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA | Directions 3030933.790954 -84.373542
November - March hours: Tue - Sun, 9am - 5pm; April - October hours: Tue - Sun, 9am - 7pm; May - October Thursday hours: 9am - 10pm; Mon, closed
Neighborhoods: Northeast, Ansley Park, Northeast
A mixture of art and nature, you can't help but notice the neat statues and art installations, followed by the gorgeous array of brightly colored flowers. During the winter holidays, the Garden Lights Holiday Nights is a fun, family-oriented event!
The perfect date spot or place to propose. Plenty of nearby bars & restaurants can help make it a perfect afternoon in Midtown
Atlanta is lucky to have this natural wonder so close to the city. Spend an afternoon or even a day
Atlanta Botanical Gardens is a fun place to visit, no matter the time of year. In addition to the expected flora and fauna, the Chihuly glass art on display throughout the garden is a delight. I especially loved the large glass art piece atop one of the main fountains in the garden. The Canopy Walk offers a birds-eye view of the gardens. It's a serene experience looking down from the tree tops, although you may feel a few butterflies as you walk the skywalk.
Lovely place, bad customer service!! – We have been a members of the Garden for the past 6 months and love coming here, but we were very dissappointed with how we were treated today after we could not reschedule our tickets for the lights show. We spent over $60 on the tickets and our kids were so excited to see the Christmas lights. It was storming so bad, that we could not make it to the Gardens and after talking to several people there, they refused to reschedule the show. They told us that we have to pay again and come back when the weather is better. Good luck expaining that to the kids especially when we don't have enough money for the pricey tickets again. What a ripoff in the first place and terrible custormer service!!! So much for being a member. Beware!!!!
Art and Nature in the Middle of the City – Located in bustling Midtown, the Botanical Gardens offer an inexpensive way to spend the afternoon exploring exotic plant life, alternating art installations, nature walks, and simple snacks. For only $12, you can buy a cup of frozen yogurt or small pastry and cruise the rock garden, orchid house, Japanese garden, and multiple landscapes. What draws me most often is my love for art?currently you can view sculptures in motion either blowing in the wind or activated by your clapping hands. Famous glass artist Dale Chihuly has two breathtaking permanent exhibits on location, but you can catch different artists? work displayed throughout the year. Tanks of tropical frogs and impeccably refined landscape make the experience truly peaceful, enjoyable, and memorable. Parking is available on and off site, kids truly love it, and they offer special evenings accompanied by the occasional event or wine tasting for a unique, romantic night out. If you?re just searching for a neat way to spend Saturday morning and craving some aestheticism, the Botanical Gardens can provide both without the inconvenience of travel or high entrance prices.
Great venue for all – This venue appeals to young and old, trendy and conservative, singles and couples. The children's garden is abolutely precious from it Peter Rabbit display to the fountains. Toddlers love it.
And the exhibits are fabulous. The current Niki exhibit is stunning.
On your wedding day, surround yourself with the beauty of nature. – The Scene
Picture this: It's a perfect evening in May. A warm breeze blows, flowers are blooming and birds chirp sweetly from nearby trees. If you've always dreamt of an outdoor wedding, the Atlanta Botanical Garden is definitely a location to consider. There are several spots where the ceremony can be held, but the most idyllic is the Rose Garden, which is equipped with the requisite charming gazebo. Most receptions are held outdoors, on the Plaza, but the Garden does have a large Day Hall which can be utilized in case of bad weather.
Depending on which part of the Garden you choose for your ceremony and reception, the capacity is between 250 and 300 people. In case of rain, the Garden provides tenting at an additional charge. The Atlanta Botanical Garden is truly a beautiful spot for a wedding. But keep in mind that it's a natural environment, and thus always changing.
Good for kids – The garden has a very nice section for children. In the summer be sure to pack a suit or a change of clothes. There are serveral places for the kids to get wet. Children can get bored (or scared) in the orchid section, so we stick to the kid area across the bridge. The family membership is worth it if you plan on attending several times. Parking can be a pain. Be sure to go all the way in and check the lot before taking a street spot away from the garden.
Orchid Lights, Orchid Nights-Just Right! – My wife and I attended the "Orchid Lights, Orchid Nights" event this past February, and it was wonderful! It was such a nice change from looking at two-dimensional art - Here we were looking at deep, lush gardens, and beautiful flowers and plants that were all around us, and even above us! We're really looking forward to coming back this spring to see the rose gardens, and all of the other new exhibits that are planned.
Amazing Orchids – Located next to Piedmont Park, the Atlanta Botanical Garden does wonders with a relatively small space. The beautiful new orchid house is reason enough to visit and the playground makes it a great afternoon outing for kids. If you want to avoid the $10 admission charge, hit the park after 3pm on Thursdays.
Kids' Garden Not Just for Kids – If you need to get in touch with your inner child, try the Atlanta Botanical Garden during the day (when there aren't any kids around). Let yourself go and run through the kids' garden, ducking into the play areas and sliding down the slides. You'll feel a lot better about yourself and your day.
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