New Book: Atlanta's Urban Oasis

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Celebrate the Garden’s 40th anniversary by taking a trip down memory lane with a new coffee table book Atlanta’s Urban Oasis: the Atlanta Botanical Garden. The 200-page hardback traces the Garden’s history, programs and exhibitions with heart- warming interviews and stunningly beautiful images captured over four glorious decades.

Learn about the “seeds” of the Garden – a core group of volunteers -- who lobbied hard in the early 1970s to lease the land, then a parcel of Piedmont Park, from the City of Atlanta.

Explore how the Garden grew from a small plot of display gardens to become one of the city’s leading attractions, dedicated to education, conservation research, and community enrichment.

Relive the spectacular summer exhibitions that put the Garden on the map as a cultural institution, including sculpture by internationally acclaimed artists such as Dale Chihuly, Henry Moore and Niki de Saint Phalle.

Atlanta’s Urban Oasis, written and edited by Danny Flanders with foreword by Mary Pat Matheson and Rex Fuqua, is dedicated to longtime supporter Dorothy Chapman Fuqua.

Atlanta’s Urban Oasis (Sea-Hill Press, $49.95), available at Garden Gift Shop