A new addition to the Atlanta Botanical Garden this spring not only offers the best views of the city but also showcases the Garden to the millions frequenting Midtown’s popular green spaces, including neighboring Piedmont Park.
Hugging the southeastern corner of the Garden overlooking the park, the new Skyline Garden presents the Garden’s horticultural expertise on a whole new level.
As visitors enter the Skyline Garden, lively red, orange, coral and gold summer annuals draw them toward the new Robinson Gazebo. More than 4,000 square feet of seasonal color mark a grand entrance to this contemporary garden space. A fun mix of spring- and summer-flowering shrubs provides the “bones” for this primarily rotational garden. Nowhere else in the botanical garden is as saturated in color as this space, known as the Anne Cox Chambers Flower Walk, immersed in the seasonal blossoms of camellias, hibiscus, dwarf crape myrtles and re-blooming azaleas.
Take a seat in the new gazebo, relax and be captivated by an iconic view of Midtown and downtown office and condo towers. This impressive backdrop of the city rises over the Conservation Garden, and Cactus and Succulent Terraces, showcasing more than 14 species of agave, yucca and prickly pear. Native bogs blanket the foreground, while water-wise terraces dominate the slope below. In cool weather, relax and warm up to the outdoor fireplace. In warm weather, linger under the shady shelter of the Garden’s new “back porch”.
Skyline Sneak Peek
Get behind the scenes of the Skyline Garden with Display Gardens Manager, Amanda Bennett.