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Skyline Garden

Opened in 2017, the Skyline Garden lends a modern contrast to many of the site's other display gardens and seamlessly displays plants from opposite ends of the spectrum. The 1.5-acre garden extends from the Rock Garden near the southeastern side of the Great Lawn south to the rear of the Fuqua Orchid Center overlooking Piedmont Park.


Terraced, Corten steel planters filled with a mixture of gravel and sand conducive to growing cacti and succulents, even in Georgia’s winters. The extensive collection includes species of Opuntia, Agave, Cylindropuntia and Yucca interplanted with heat-loving flowers.

Aquatic Plant Pond

The Aquatic Plant Pond was first constructed in 2000 to serve as a water retention pond during the construction of the Orchid Center. After construction was completed, the pond was filled with both tropical and hardy water lilies, lotus and even a couple of rare Victoria ‘Longwood Hybrid’ water lilies. The pond is a focal point for the Skyline Garden and is home to the Floating Fiddlehead, a piece from the 2017 summer exhibition, The Curious Garden.

Conservation Garden

Have you ever encountered a Venus Flytrap in real life? Examine incredibly fascinating species of carnivorous plants, orchids and other native plants at the heart of the Garden’s conservation program.

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Rent the Robinson Gazebo and Skyline Garden

Host your wedding or corporate gathering in the Robinson Gazebo and Skyline Garden. Spectacular space with incredible views are sure to make your private event bloom.

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Chaste Tree

The plant gets its name from the belief that it is an anaphrodisiac (decreases libido). This aromatic shrub of the mint family is produces masses of showy flower spikes that attract butterflies and other pollinators. In warmer climates, it can be trained to grow as a small, single trunk tree or a large shrub.
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White Pitcher Plant

Take a closer look at these fascinating carnivorous plants in the Conservation Garden near the Skyline Garden on the eastern side of the Dorothy Chapman Fuqua Conservatory.
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Thistle Cholla

This stand-out specimen in the Skyline Garden is lovely from a distance but watch out: This beauty bites.
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Rattlesnake Master

For a plant that's as interesting as its name, don't miss this unusual member of the carrot family in the Skyline Garden.
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