Gainesville Location

Explore the new Garden in Gainesville!

April - October
Tuesday – Sunday
9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

November - March
Tuesday - Sunday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Closed Mondays and on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.


Adult $8
Child 3-12 $5
Child under 3 Free
Garden Member Free

1911 Sweetbay Drive
Gainesville, Georgia 30501

The entrance is located on Cleveland Highway a 1/4 mile north of Limestone Parkway on what was formerly Lakehill Drive.

Please refer to the map below. GPS navigation and map applications have not updated their systems with the new address.


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Woven Whimsy: Stickworks by Patrick Dougherty

Artist Patrick Dougherty created one of his monumental sculptures this spring from wood, branches and twigs harvested on site, and visitors watched as his fascinating art was made.

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Wine in the Woodlands

Enjoy the tranquility of the woodland gardens while sipping a glass of wine.

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Adult Classes

Adult classes are available in Gainesville. Learn about bees, painting, fall color plants, and more!

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Family Programs

The Atlanta Botanical Garden, Gainesville offers a great variety of fun and educational programs.

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Fall Frolic

Families are invited to come and enjoy a beautiful autumn day designed to delight the young ones filled with fun "pumpkin" games, children's crafts, scavenger hunts and live entertainment!

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Private Rentals

In addition to beautiful new gardens, the Gainesville location offers a variety of options for private rentals. Say “I do” under a cathedral of trees with woodland blooms or host a party inside the striking event space overlooking a terrace pond.

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About Gainesville

The Gainesville location is a new destination for connecting with beauty and the natural world. Complete with a visitor center, outdoor gardens, a model train garden and an amphitheater, it is a cultural center for the community hosting exciting exhibitions, events, and educational programs.

The nationally recognized collections expand the horticultural palette of Atlanta Botanical Garden. The Garden has already developed a sophisticated horticultural operation and the largest conservation nursery in the Southeast on the property. Endangered plants are propagated on the site for the conservation program.

Smithgall Woodland Legacy

Located on land donated by Charles and Lessie Smithgall, the Garden is destined to be one of the largest and most diverse woodland gardens in the country. Ground was broken in April 2013 on the first phase.