Plan Your
Gainesville Visit

Hours

April - October

Tuesday - Sunday
9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

November - March

Tuesday - Sunday
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Closed Mondays, Thanksgiving,
Christmas and New Year's Day.

The Garden
at a Glance

Take a look around before your visit. Use our comprehensive map to explore the many unique spaces found throughout the Garden.

Garden Map

Let Us
be Your Guide

Whether on a family adventure, or an afternoon stroll on your own, let us help you customize your Garden experience.

Garden Guide

Explore a Woodland Oasis

The Gainesville Garden is more than just a garden - discover acres of natural woodland beauty by walking one of a multitude of maintained trails throughout the forest.

View Woodland Trails Map

Water Lilies

Beautiful water lilies blossom among other aquatic plants in the waters surrounding the Gainesville Visitor Center.

Learn More About Water Lilies

Cascading Waterfalls

Discover multiple waterfalls and bridges beautifully intertwining with woodland trails as you explore the Gainesville Garden.

View Gainesville Garden Map

Garden Tours

Make your visit unforgettable. Choose from a variety of public, private, and educational tours.

Plan a Group Tour

Gift Shop

The Garden Gift Shop carries a variety of unique gifts for any occasion including jewelry, clothing, toys, and more.

Explore the Gift Shop

Visitor Survey

Please let us know how much you enjoyed your visit to the Gainesville Garden so that we can enhance the experience for everyone.

Complete Visitor Survey

Directions
to the Garden

The Atlanta Botanical Garden, Gainesville, is located at 1911 Sweetbay Drive, Gainesville, GA 30501. The entrance is off Cleveland Highway a 1/4 mile north of Limestone Parkway on what was formerly Lakehill Drive.

Parking
at the Garden

Free onsite parking available. For parking and transportation options during large events please see specifics on that page, as parking on-site will be limited to handicap visitors.

Garden Policies

Gainesville Garden Etiquette

To ensure a safe, enjoyable visit for all guests and to protect valuable plant collections, visitors must adhere to the following guidelines:

Garden Etiquette

Visitors who do not comply with these guidelines may be asked to leave the Garden.

Photography & Filming at the Gainesville Garden

Guests are invited to take photographs and videos of the garden for personal use. The Garden asks that personal photo shoots, including engagement photos, wedding/bridal photos, and family portraits are scheduled through the Private Events department in advance and require a $100 booking fee for up to 10 people for up to two hours. Parties larger than 10 people are charged a discounted rate of $7 per additional person. Photo shoots can only be accommodated during daytime business hours.

Guests grant permission to the Atlanta Botanical Garden to utilize their image, likeness and/or sound recordings for the purpose whatsoever in perpetuity.

Guests with Disabilities

Nearly all areas are accessible to guests with wheelchairs and scooters. Complimentary wheelchairs are available at the Gainesville Visitor Center and are available on a first come, first serve basis and cannot be reserved.

For questions about accessibility, please call 404-876-5859.

Weather Policy

The Garden is open rain or shine. Nearly all the display gardens are outside, so dress appropriately for local weather. Refunds or rain checks on admission ticket purchases are not granted for weather-related reasons.

In the event of inclement weather that forces closure for safety reasons, the Gainesville Garden will post on all its Facebook page.