Atlanta Botanical
Garden, Gainesville

The Garden is open Tuesday - Sunday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (Last entry at 3 p.m.) Timed tickets are required for non-members.

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Safety Protocols

In accordance with CDC recommendations, masks are required for all guests over 4 years of age, and recommended for kids ages 2-3:

  • Outdoors, within six feet of another guest
  • Indoors, at all times

Timed Ticketing

For the safety of all guests, a limited number of visitors will be admitted every 15 minutes.

Non-member visits must be reserved by purchasing a timed ticket(s) online.  Purchasers will receive a confirmation email. All tickets are non-refundable, but, in the event of inclement weather, may be refunded by emailing our admissions team.

Please arrive on time. If you arrive late you will be admitted only if capacity allows. ALL transactions at the Garden will be credit/debit ONLY.

Entry is not guaranteed to those who walk up and purchase/reserve tickets.

Safety Guidelines

  • All guests over the age of 4 must wear a mask or face covering indoors.


  • Guests are expected to follow health guidelines on social distancing, maintaining at least 6 feet apart at all times. Many pathways will be designated one-way traffic.


  • All Garden staff and volunteers will be wearing masks, and hand sanitation stations are located throughout the Garden.

Children's Garden Now Open!

The Ada Mae Pass Ivester Children’s Garden is open and blooming with new ways to play, learn and grow.

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Plan Your Visit

Explore the Garden map, learn more about our offerings and get ready for an unforgettable day of outdoor fun.

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Private events at the Gainesville Garden

Weddings, business and social events, photoshoots, and more bloom all year in the Garden.

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Gainesville Events & Classes

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December 17 - February 28

Family-led Fun Gainesville


Look for this engaging family activity during your winter visit from December 17...

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January 24

Fairyland Trolley


All aboard for model-train trolley fun in the Gainesville Garden!

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January 26

Focusing on Trees


Using acrylic paint with a palette knife and brushes, students paint and produce...

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February 13

Capturing the Birds of Winter


Working with watercolor graphite and using water-soluble graphite mixed with wat...

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