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Atlanta Botanical Garden, Atlanta

4.6
#2 of 11 in Parks in Atlanta
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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. Plan to visit Atlanta Botanical Garden during your Atlanta vacation using our convenient Atlanta vacation builder.
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  • The gardens are large, the canopy walk was interesting, the orchids are beautiful, and the goddess is a must see. On the other hand, the rose garden was non-existent, many areas were very dry, and I f...  more »
  • Atlanta Botanical Garden is one of my very favourite places in all of Atlanta. First visited here 6 years ago and love it just as much now. Beautiful gardens and sculptures. The Earth Goddess sculptur...  more »
  • I saw s concert given by the groups the Punch Brothers and I'm with Her at the Atlanta Botanical Garden on 11 August 2017. The performers were excellent, and the venue and staff were great. It was pre...  more »
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  • $21.95 for adults. There's discount for senior and children but no discount for students. I believe if you order tickets online before visiting it would be cheaper. Parking charges ~$5-8 if you plan a 2-3 hr trip. We spend 2.5 hrs in it and enjoyed it a lot. Most area is open air but much shade. Definitely recommend for tourists. It allows no outside food or beverages but no one gonna check your bag so snacks and water is fine.
  • At first was shocked at the $21 entry fee but hot damn it was worth it. Beautiful. Art installation of florescent colored trees and other objects was subtle and complimented the garden awesomely. Lots of cool trees and plants. WAY bigger than I excpected. Kids splash zone was fun for the kiddos. Got here early at 10am and left at 2pm. Lots of shade so you won't be exposed to the harsh sun the entire time. Rain forest section was VERY cool. It just kept going. Had a great time.
  • Absolutely Gorgeous! So peaceful. If I was lived closer I'd have an annual pass! This is one venue you can visit time and time again and be mesmerized by beauty! I love the incorporation of art...I like to call it "Exhibit meets Horticulture". Honestly it's quite magical. It naturally offers a new excitement to enjoy each season. So don't just go once...go over and over and over again to see what's in bloom. For me this is one of the top... if not the top attraction in Atlanta!
  • Pros: Lovely place to visit for the day and worth the ticket price. Vast array of plants and flowers from varying climates. The special exhibits can be a nice touch of modern architecture that compliment the gardens. There are beverages available for purchase before you start the skywalk (including wine). Cons: There was a wedding taking place in the rose garden so we couldn't tour that part of the garden or anywhere near the venue used for the reception. This should have been mentioned up front or there should have been a discount of some sort as the rose garden is easily the prettiest part of the gardens. The food/beverages and gift shop are very highly priced.
  • I had to move to Atlanta 2 years back and people had been recommending this place often and finally 2 weeks before I had a chance this beautiful amazing place From the moment I took the cut to entrance of the garden road I started loving this place . I consider myself an outdoor guy. It's a big garden and u need to do a lot of walking. Every inch of the place I loved it. U can just forget ur busy life and relax under tree canopies and beautiful flora and fauna . Came to this place vey early in the morning when the gardens were open and we were out the garden only by 4pm. I brought a group of 5 adults and infant baby . Only downside with an infant baby in this place there is only one family friendly restroom . Other than that I had no complaints and everyone in the group enjoyed it

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