The mission of the Atlanta Botanical Garden is to develop and maintain plant collections for display, education, research, conservation and enjoyment.
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General Garden Information
Renowned plant collections, beautiful displays and spectacular exhibitions make the Atlanta Botanical Garden the loveliest place in the city to visit. An urban oasis in the heart of Midtown, the Garden includes 30 acres of outdoor gardens, an award-winning Children’s Garden, the serene Storza Woods highlighted by a unique Canopy Walk, and the innovative Edible Garden and Outdoor Kitchen.
Indoors, the Fuqua Conservatory is an organic biosphere and home to important collections of tropical and desert plants, and the Fuqua Orchid Center houses the foremost collection of species orchids in the United States. Efforts by staff of the Southeastern Center for Conservation include the preservation of wetlands and carnivorous plant bogs across the Southeast as well as the protection of endangered species of amphibians from around the world. An abundant amount of activities and programs are available in the Garden throughout the year. Popular annual happenings such as Concerts in the Garden, Cocktails in the Garden, Orchid Daze and Garden Lights, Holiday Nights.
- Look up! It’s SlothBot! Garden tests robot in treetops as conservation tool July 2020
- Atlanta’s Cultural Attractions Host “Field Trip Fridays” Online March 2019
- Boatright selected new Vice President, Marketing December 2019
- Garden Named to North America’s Top 10 November 2019
- Bennett named Vice President, Horticulture and Collections October 2019
- Botanical Brew: Garden taps new collaborative beer March 2019
- Chihuly Sculpture Lands Permanent Home in Garden November 2018
Alice's Wonderland Reimagined
A new cast of giant plant sculptures based on the characters of Alice in Wonderland blooms at the Atlanta Botanical Garden this spring.
Alice’s Wonderland Reimagined features a return of some of the enormous topiary-like sculptures presented in 2019’s Imaginary Worlds: Alice’s Wonderland joined by several new sculptures. In addition to a towering White Rabbit and sprawling chess board with Cheshire Cat perched nearby, look for a 16-foot Red Queen playing croquet and an all-new 14-foot Alice rotating in the Howell Fountain pool as she plummets down the “rabbit hole”.
The sculptures are created through the centuries-old art of mosaiculture in which steel forms are covered in fabric, filled with soil and planted with thousands of living plants to form a colorful carpet.
The Garden first introduced guests to the art in 2013 when it presented the United States’ first major exhibition of mosaiculture produced by International Mosaiculture de Montreal®, a nonprofit group that has staged wildly successful displays of its work around the world.
In addition to this year’s temporary exhibition, presented through November 1, guests will be greeted by two permanent sculptures that are legacies from previous shows – the iconic Earth Goddess and the lovable Shaggy Dog.
Gainesville Garden Information
The Atlanta Botanical Garden, Gainesville, opened in May 2015, celebrates years of planning and development of one of North Georgia’s most beautiful landscapes aimed at connecting visitors with both the natural word and cultural amenities.
The $21 million initial phase of the garden, developed on 185 acres given to the Atlanta Botanical Garden in 2002 by Gainesville philanthropists Charles and Lessie Smithgall, includes a contemporary visitor center, 2000-seat amphitheater, a model train garden, and five acres of display gardens featuring nationally recognized plant collections. Future plans call for an interactive children’s garden, a native plant conservation nursery, and a student training and education center.
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