Incorporated in 1976, the Atlanta Botanical Garden is a non-profit organization that stands as a gem in the heart of Midtown. With a mission “to develop and maintain plant collections for the purposes of display, education, conservation, research and enjoyment,” this top tourist attraction offers a wide array of exhibits, classes and events for visitors of all ages.
With a monthly rotation of exhibits, the Atlanta Botanical Garden offers seasonal plantings and entertainment to make each visit unique. The website keeps visitors updated and shares the current blooms, plant profiles, collections and more.
School breaks are a fantastic opportunity to visit the Garden and engage young children with fun, interactive exhibits in the heart of Atlanta. With a packed schedule of events, educational classes and summer sessions, parents have no trouble occupying kids during the workweek and on holiday weekends. The Garden regularly offers niche classes and events that explore the natural beauty of Georgia. Click here to view upcoming classes and events.
While the Garden generously caters to the bright young minds of metro Atlanta, it also keeps adults entertained year-round! From May through September, the Atlanta Botanical Garden hosts Cocktails in the Garden. From 6 to 10 p.m., attendees experience a chef demo in the Edible Garden as well as other surprise performances in Atlanta’s top blossoming cocktail celebration!
For fans of live music, the Atlanta Botanical Garden hosts an outdoor concert series on its Great Lawn! Attendees participate in a one-of-a-kind experience, listening to the area’s top musicians surrounded by friends and flowers.
Other popular events include Orchid Daze, Atlanta Blooms, Garden Lights Holiday Nights, Fest of Ale and Scarecrows in the Garden.
The Dorothy Chapman Fuqua Conservatory is home to two diverse tropical rainforests and a South African Desert. This facility hosts the largest collection of species orchids on permanent display in the United States. Visitors can also meet colorful frogs from Central and South America.
The Atlanta Botanical Garden is also more than a tourist destination! A desirable venue for meetings, galas, weddings and more, the Garden is home to 15 indoor and outdoor event spaces surrounded by its famous blooming exhibits. Venue capacities range from 10 to 500 attendees, each with its own unique Atlanta Botanical Garden element sure to impress guests.
The Garden also offers a wide range of volunteer opportunities, from learning horticulture from its experienced staff to interacting with its 780,000 annual visitors. Each volunteer has the opportunity to partake in field trips and workshops with fellow volunteers! Applicants 18 years or older can apply on the Garden website.
The Atlanta Botanical Garden is open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday. Although normally closed on Mondays, the Garden is open on select holidays, including Columbus Day, Memorial Day and Labor Day. Admission is $22.95 for adults and $19.95 for children three and older. The Garden is free for children three and under and Garden members. Adult tickets increase to $24.95 and children tickets increase to $21.95 on weekends. Click here to reserve tickets for your next trip.
Visit www.AtlantaBG.org for more information about Garden events, exhibits and special offers!
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