The mission of the Atlanta Botanical Garden is to develop and maintain plant collections for display, education, research, conservation and enjoyment.
Filming & Photography
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For rates, guidelines and scheduling, please contact Danny Flanders, Public Relations and Marketing Manager. email@example.com or 404-591-1550.
Garden Lights, Holiday Nights
Timed tickets go on sale September 30 for Garden Lights, Holiday Nights presented by Invesco QQQ, the 12th annual yuletide tradition that sets the holiday mood for both Atlantans and tourists alike.
Tickets are timed and available only by online reservation for ensuring guests have a safe, comfortable walking experience during the November 12 – January 14 event.
New at this year’s light show will be an installation of illuminated large metal sculptures of birds flocking to the recently renovated Anne Cox Chambers Garden. The ethereal sculptures by French artist Cedric Le Borgne include birds perched among the hardwoods, ranging up to 10 feet wide and 16 feet long and glowing under warm white up-lights
In the News
- WINNER: Best holiday event in Atlanta | Best of Atlanta
- Martha Stewart/Better Homes & Gardens: 10 Incredible Holiday Light Displays You Have to See at These Public Gardens
- Forbes: 5 Botanical Gardens with Stunning Cold-Weather Displays
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.
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.
- Garden names Norwood new Chief Financial Officer September 2022
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.
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