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Atlanta Botanical Garden, Atlanta

(4.5/5 based on 3,400+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Really cool Garden right in the middle of Atlanta! I suggest going in spring / summer time, just when all the flowers and trees are in full bloom.  more »
  • We were very lucky to catch a delightful springlike day at the Atlanta Botanical Garden which was good for the soul for us still stuck in winter visiting from New England! The gardens and pathways wer...  more »
  • Enjoyed visiting the gardens. On our visit orchids were on display and bulbs were popping". Beautiful park. The goddess was not on display as well as the fountains around her (too soon?). We enjoyed w...  more »
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  • I live in Canada and I feel a trip to Atlanta is not complete without a visit to the gardens. I love the feeling of being surrounded by the wonders of nature. The exhibits are spectacular -- The Chihuly exhibit was amazing. The staff are always so helpful and friendly. This is my third visit this year! If you have a camera this is the place to make it work for you. I love it.
  • Beautiful exhibits of all different styles. It surprisingly has a wonderful area for children which includes an edible garden, a little park, a pond, a water painting wall, and a beehive where you can see the bees making honey. They have shows for older kids and when we were there they had instruments out from around the world that the kids could play. I took a star off because the food options aren't great to begin with and when we tried to order the little stand we went to was out of a lot of items.
  • Simply beautiful! I have gone during a few different events such as garden lights in the fall/winter and when a lit of the flowers are blooming in the spring. The art combined with natures beauty is enough to be worth the trip; but then there is the enclosed rainforest area and orchard house, both amazing, and wow do the orchards smell beautiful!
  • We visited for Chuhily in the Garden. The art was absolutely beautiful. It wasn't too crowded and a bar is always a nice touch. One complaint though, it was too damn dark! There were hardly any lights on throughout the garden. Like literally 1 light for ever 100 feet. People had to use their phone lights just to navigate around.
  • Beautiful gardens. If you live in Atlanta, become a member. Also, it's a good parking garage for going to Piedmont Park if you're driving in. Finally, can't say enough about the event staff. Great place to have your wedding or smaller event.