Founded in 1976, this 15-acre (six-hectare) expanse of natural wonder is adjacent to Piedmont Park. A hardwood forest ... More
Atlanta Botanical Garden
Founded in 1976, this 15-acre (six-hectare) expanse of natural wonder is adjacent to Piedmont Park. A hardwood forest intertwined with walking trails surrounds the Fuqua Conservatory, which houses a Japanese garden, rock garden, and displays of flora from all over the globe. In addition to the Southeast's most comprehensive showing of indigenous plants, the conservatory maintains an amazing collection of carnivorous specimens and roses. Moonlight garden walks and seasonal shows are also sponsored.
We have been a members of the Garden for the past 6 months and love coming here, but we were very dissappointed with how we were treated today after we could not reschedule our tickets for the lights show. We spent over $60 on the tickets and our kids were so excited to see the Christmas lights. It was storming so bad, that we could not make it to the Gardens and after talking to several people there, they refused to reschedule the show. They told us that we have to pay again and come back when the weather is better. Good luck expaining that to the kids especially when we don't have enough money for the pricey tickets again. What a ripoff in the first place and terrible custormer service!!! So much for being a member. Beware!!!!
After getting so many great reviews on Atlanta Botanical Gardens, I decided to make a visit too. Somehow the gardens did not turn out up to my expectations. The Canopy Walk is a regular bridge and nothing spectacular as they advertise. The plantation is regular local plantation and there are not many exotic species from different parts of the world. The edible section comprises household plantation like okra, tomatoes which we can usually cultivate in own backyards. I am a traveler and I have been to several other Botanical Gardens and may be that's why this one didn't fit the bill for me. I was expecting something exotic as a Botanical Garden is supposed to offer. You can get all the other regular plantation in any park. I am surprised to see so many good reviews and I can think of only one conclusion that people who have never seen any other Botanical Garden will definitely end up liking it.
On the plus side, this place is good if you want some greenery right in the center of the city without driving down to the woods. It is also good for nature photographers. Lovers of orchids will definitely like the Orchids section.
It although didn't work out for me. I ended up spending somewhere around $27-$30 per person and found the experience somewhat average. I would rather drive to a State Park and be a midst real nature.
We went before lunch and it wasn't to hot. It was beautiful!!!! Lots of room to walk around people. We where there for 3 hours and we could have stayed longer if we wanted. Parking was cheap compared to every where else in the city. Its based on how long you stay at the garden.
I'm not really a flower person but I acutally enjoyed the Gardens. It was very pretty, well layed-out and lots to see. Nice hiking, bike riding trails and right across from the park. The Gardens are very beautiful!
the gardens are beautiful and very well kept. absolutely loved it, and will go next time I am in atlanta. My husband and I were honeymooning in atlanta, and found the gardens very romantic and can't wait to go again.
We enjoyed this beautiful oasis in the middle of the city, and highly recommend it. We brought friends who were visiting from Wisconsin and they were amazed at what was blooming so early in the spring.
went to the bot. gardens when the glass was all up...incredible. as a southern Master Gardener, an enjoyable afternoon! lovely diversity of plants and incredible permanently installed sculptures as well.
This was my best spent $12. The varieties of plants are amazing and the Botanical Garden offers them to you in a relaxing, educational self guided tour. Very glad I went there and would go every weekend if I lived there.
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