News and Blogs

Media Site

Media Contact:
Danny Flanders, Public Relations & Marketing Manager • 404-591-1550 •

The mission of the Atlanta Botanical Garden is to develop and maintain plant collections for display, education, research, conservation and enjoyment.

Filming & Photography

The Garden welcomes the opportunity to serve your print and video needs, whether they are commercial or editorial.

For rates, guidelines and scheduling, please contact Danny Flanders, Public Relations and Marketing Manager. or 404-591-1550.

Photography Policy

Filming Brochure

Trolls: Save the Humans by Thomas Dambo

Thomas Dambo’s Trolls: Save the Humans – an exhibition featuring six of the artist’s enormous folklore-inspired sculptures built from reclaimed materials – will make its world premiere at the Atlanta Botanical Garden February 18 – September 17, 2023.

The all-new traveling exhibition will amaze and delight visitors of all ages with its whimsical sculptures, each created from reclaimed wood, highlighting the artist’s passion as a recycling art activist. His vision is to create art that inspires people to explore and create new adventures in nature while demonstrating that trash can be turned into something beautiful and unique.

News Release


For one-time editorial use only. Click image to download high resolution.


Garden Expansion

The Garden has been awarded a $25 million gift from the James M. Cox Foundation toward the expansion of almost seven acres along Piedmont Avenue and the Atlanta BeltLline, making it the city’s first cultural institution directly accessible from the popular 22-mile loop.

This will be the Garden’s first major property expansion since its founding in 1976.

“This transformational project is aimed at creating a more walkable, bikeable and livable urban environment, with reduced reliance on automobiles as Atlanta’s population continues to grow,” said Mary Pat Matheson, the Garden’s Anna and Hays Mershon President & CEO.

News Releases


For one-time editorial use only. Click image to download high resolution.

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, including popular annual happenings such as Concerts in the Garden, Cocktails in the Garden, Orchid Daze and Garden Lights, Holiday Nights.

News Releases


For one-time editorial use only. Click image to download high resolution.

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, five acres of display gardens featuring nationally recognized plant collections, an interactive children’s garden and a native plant conservation nursery.  

Children’s Garden Images
For one-time editorial use only.Click any image for high resolution photos.

General Images
For one-time editorial use only. Click image to download high resolution.