Horticulture & Collections
Explore the botanical richness and stunning biodiversity of several distinct environments housed in the Dorothy Chapman Fuqua Conservatory, where a tropical rainforest meets the South African Desert and visitors can learn how humans relate to the plant world in many complex ways.
From the hydrangeas in the Southern Seasons Garden to the world-class collection of carnivorous plants in the Conservation Garden, the Garden’s outdoor collections offer new plant discoveries throughout the year.
Nationally Recognized Collections
The Atlanta Botanical Garden is home to five Nationally Accredited Plant Collections™: Acer (Maple), Magnolia, Sarracenia, Gongora and Stanhopea.
The International Plant Explorer Program
The Atlanta Botanical Garden established the International Plant Exploration Program in 2016 with the intention of constructing a plant evaluation nursery, seed collecting trips to Southeast Asia, and the launching of a visiting scholar program. The program is managed by Scott McMahan, a Georgia native, former owner of GardenHood, and long-term collaborator of the Garden who has made more than 20 seed collecting trips to Southeast Asia with support from the Garden.
The Garden features dozens of permanent pieces of art, including sculptures and water features, and the largest permanent display of works by Dale Chihuly in a botanical garden.
The Garden has an active amphibian conservation program including live displays in the Dorothy Chapman Fuqua Conservatory. The mission of the program is to promote the conservation of amphibians through education, research and in situ conservation.