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Luxury mega-malls, the World of Coca-Cola, and world-class museums are just some of what make Atlanta an attractive travel destination for so many Americans and foreign visitors. Atlanta also offers lesser-known attractions that define the soul of the city, like Victorian buildings and historical landmarks, a rich assortment of skyscrapers, gorgeous parks, and year-round festivals. Atlanta will keep you busy for days, but even those who spend just a few hours here will never forget the pearl of Georgia.

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Atlanta Botanical Garden

Atlanta Botanical Garden

Famous Plants from Around the World

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A two-acre children’s garden, canopy walk, and regular family programs.

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A great way to spend a warm sunny day outdoors. For under $20 you can tour magnificent 30 acres of grounds with amazing gardens of roses, orchids, edibles, and so much more. Depending on the time of the year they frequently have many different themed exhibits that transform the gardens into magical things!

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Plants from Around the World Editors' Note

Situated at the heart of the city, the Atlanta Botanical Garden is home to thousands of plant species from around the world and themed gardens like the Japanese Garden, Conservation Garden, Rose Garden, Winter Garden, Dwarf and Rare Conifer Garden, Orchid Display House and Desert House.

Atlanta Botanical Garden showcases wealthy collections of plants from the Far East, deserts and Africa. The Japanese Garden is a tranquil home of the heavenly bamboo and Japanese Naples. In May and June, stunning color and fragrance of roses in full bloom are seen in Rose Garden. The succulent selection of native plants like xeric cycads, Aloes and Lithops from Madagascar and Southern Africa thrive in Desert House. The pride of Mexico, Southeast Asia and Central Americas are dwelling in Tropical Rotunda. These plants from the equatorial regions occupy 10% of world’s surface.

Atlanta Botanical Garden
1345 Piedmont Ave NE, 30309 Atlanta
+1 404 8765859
Tuesday-Sunday April - October, 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. November - March, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Thursdays, May - October, 9 a.m. - 10 p.m.