Atlanta Botanical Garden, Atlanta

#2 of 20 in Parks in Atlanta
Covering more than 12 hectares (30 acres), Atlanta Botanical Garden offers the chance to walk among a large collection of rare plants. The garden complex splits up into multiple smaller exhibits, including a Japanese garden, a rainforest section, and a desert. View the most diverse orchid collection in the country, kept healthy by a special climate-control system that mimics the flower’s natural environment. Explore a forest from an elevated pathway 12 m (40 ft) high on the special 180 m (600 ft) long Canopy Walk. The entire complex is mostly outdoors, so dress appropriately. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Atlanta Botanical Garden and many more Atlanta attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Atlanta online vacation planner .
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  • its amazing what they can do with plants and trees. I don't think i've ever seen anything like it. I had a nice wine as well with friends. my first time and coming from sydney australia I thought it w...  more »
  • the orchid house is the best part. the topiaries are pretty silly and the Japanese garden is tiny, but walking around the whole park is lovely and the orchids are amazing, really unusual.  more »
  • Love visiting the botanical gardens. The flowers are beautiful. Incredible sculptures made from the flowers, beautiful water fountains and the grounds are always perfectly groomed.  more »
  • A gorgeous botanical garden in Atlanta, accessible by car, bus, or on foot. Adjacent to Piedmont Park and connected to it by a walking trail. There are many garden styles on display, a conservatory, and a wooded area with a canopy walk. The children's garden is the most elaborate I've ever seen; worth a look whether or not you have kids. Tickets are somewhat expensive, but the Garden participates in the American Horticultural Society's reciprocal admissions program. Members of about 300 other gardens/arboretums can therefore visit for free (as I did). I enjoyed it so much I visited twice during a 5-day trip to Atlanta. Outside food and drinks are forbidden, as is picnicking.
  • The BEST part of our Atlanta trip! We saw the Imaginary Worlds Exhibit and the detail takes your breath away! It is such a serene place to relax and enjoy the moment. The edible garden had a lot of fun facts and interesting information on different foods. The butterflies flutter around you as you walk through and it is just stunning!!
  • For me one star means I wouldn't go back or recommend while five means I would go back every chance I get. This is definitely a five-star place. It is by far the best botanical gardens I have been to in the country. The canopy walk was great. Almost everything is shaded. We loved it.
  • Compared to the one near Nashville, this is extra amazing! There are such neat creations with trails lined with beautiful flowers and such and labels for the plants so you can learn about what you're looking at, too. Peaceful shaded trails. Lots of area to cover. Places to refill your water bottles. And an area specifically for kids to enjoy, too. I'd love to have it closer to home! I'd say MUST do while in Atlanta.
  • If you haven't been here then make plans. The sculptures alone are worth seeing. They have plants from around the world I'm different climates. A raised canopy walk through the trees a portion of which overlooks the Earth Goddess sculpture. A garden made completely off edibles which flower. Flowers and flowers everywhere.

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