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Atlanta Visit with
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Welcome back to Atlanta's urban oasis. All guests and members* must have timed tickets or timed member reservations for admission.

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Safety Protocols

In accordance with CDC guidelines and the City of Atlanta executive order, face coverings are required in the Fuqua Conservatory and Orchid Center, Gift Shop and Longleaf Restaurant for all guests over age 2. 

Garden Updates

The Children’s Garden splash pad season ends Oct. 3. Beginning Oct. 11, annual preparations begin to turn Earth Goddess into Ice Goddess for Garden Lights, Holiday Nights – all plants will be removed.

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Garden members enjoy unlimited daytime entry during regular Garden hours, invitations to exclusive events and premieres, discounts in the Garden Gift Shop and reciprocal benefits at other Gardens throughout the United States.

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Frequently Asked Questions: Know Before You Go

When is the Garden open?

The Garden’s current hours of admission are 9 a.m. – 8 p.m., Tuesday – Sunday with last entry at 7 p.m. Hours are subject to change due to private events. Hours are subject to change due to private events. Guests will be notified via the green alert box on our homepage, as well as on our social channels: FacebookInstagram and Twitter.

Garden hours change throughout the year, and there are several Mondays when the Garden is open to guests. Please note: the last entry is one hour before the closing times listed below.

January 17 – March 14  
Tuesday – Sunday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
March 15 – April 30  
Tuesday – Sunday 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
May 1 – September 30  
Tuesday – Sunday 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
October 1 – November 1  
Tuesday – Sunday 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
November 2 – November 8  
Tuesday – Sunday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
November 9 – January 15  
Tuesday – Sunday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Garden Lights, Holiday Nights  
Nightly, November 13 – January 15 5 p.m. – 11 p.m.

The Garden is open the following Mondays. Please note: the last entry is one hour before the closing times listed below.

Presidents Day
February 15, 2021
9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
APS Spring Break
April 5, 2021
9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Memorial Day
May 21, 2021
9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Labor Day
September 6, 2021
9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Columbus Day
October 11, 2021
9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
APS Fall Break
November 22, 2021
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
5 p.m. – 11 p.m.
APS Winter Break
December 20, 2021
December 27, 2021
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
5 p.m. – 11 p.m.

What guidelines should I know about before visiting?

Please review these guidelines before your visit to ensure a safe, comfortable and enjoyable experience for all Garden guests. Mire aquí nuestras normas de etiqueta en español del jardín.

COVID-19

In accordance with CDC guidelines and the City of Atlanta executive order, face coverings are required in the Fuqua Conservatory and Orchid Center, Gift Shop and Longleaf Restaurant for all guests over age 2. 

PROHIBITED ITEMS

To preserve the natural environment of the Garden, the following are prohibited:

  • Outside food or beverages
  • Smoking, cigars, chewable tobacco, e-cigarettes, vaping, and any illegal substances
  • Firearms and weapons of any kind, including items that look like weapons
  • Balloons and confetti
  • Sports equipment, including footballs, baseballs, soccer balls and Frisbees
  • Bicycles, rollerblades, scooters, skateboards, hover boards, Segways, remote controlled vehicles and drones
  • Portable music players without headphones and musical instruments
  • Rice, birdseed and flower petals (for Garden wedding guidelines, contact the Events department)

GUEST SAFETY AND GARDEN CARE

 For your safety and the care of the Garden’s collections:

  • Stay on designated pathways at all times. Do not block pathways or access for other visitors.
  • Children must be supervised at all times.
  • Climbing on walls, exhibits and other structures (other than Children’s Garden play structures designated for that purpose) is prohibited.
  • Use caution on stairs and wet surfaces, which can become slippery during watering.
  • Do not collect or remove seeds, flowers, fruits and vegetables, plant labels, etc., or touch or handle plants or special exhibits (other than in designated areas of the Children’s Garden).
  • Do not wade or swim in ponds or fountains.
  • Do not feed or handle any wildlife.
  • Pets are not allowed inside the Garden. Service animals are permitted. Please do not allow service animals to defecate or urinate in the Garden.
  • Dispose of waste and recyclables in trash receptacles. All trash is sorted for recycling off-site.
  • Keep your personal items with you at all times. The Garden cannot be held responsible for missing items.
  • Please turn in any recovered items to a Security officer at the Hardin Visitor Center information window or to a staff person at an Admission booth.

DRESS

The Garden is a family-friendly environment. Dress for an outdoor, walking experience:

  • Attire that is considered inappropriate or could detract for the experience of other guests is prohibited (including excessively revealing clothing, clothing with profanity, objectionable language or graphics).
  • Shoes and shirts are required at all times (comfortable shoes for walking are recommended).
  • Children may only wear bathing suits in the Children’s Garden splash pad.
  • Adults may not wear bathing suits inside the Garden at any time.

BEHAVIOR

Please respect the Garden’s staff and your fellow guests:

  • The Garden will not tolerate inappropriate behavior, including, but not limited to, yelling, violence, intimidation, threats, harassment, aggression, swearing, damage, abuse, or sexual harassment. Individuals who are aggressive toward staff or other guests will be escorted off the property.

 

What COVID-19 safety guidelines does the Garden have in place?

In accordance with CDC guidelines and the City of Atlanta executive order, face coverings are required in the Fuqua Conservatory and Orchid Center, Gift Shop and Longleaf Restaurant for all guests over age 2. 

What is timed ticketing?

Timed tickets help the Garden maintain a safe capacity to allow for social distancing. Immediate entry is not guaranteed to those who walk up and purchase tickets, or to members who walk up without a timed member reservation.

For non-members:

  • All guests (ages 3 and up) must have a timed ticket to enter the Garden. Purchase here
  • All tickets are non-refundable. In the event of inclement weather, tickets may be transferred to another date for $5 per ticket. Tickets transferred from a weekday to a weekend require an additional $3 fee per ticket. Cost differences when transferring from a weekend ticket to a weekday ticket are not refunded.
  • Please arrive on time. Admission tickets are not valid before the purchased time of admission. Arrive at the Garden within 15 minutes after your purchased time. We will make every effort to accommodate late arrivals, but entry beyond 15 minutes after your purchased time of admission is not guaranteed.
  • You may stay in the Garden as long as you’d like. The average visit lasts 1.5-2 hours. We kindly ask that you keep this in mind so the Garden can safely meet admission demand.
  • After purchasing, you’ll receive a confirmation email with tickets attached. If you do not receive your confirmation email, contact Garden Admissions in Atlanta or Gainesville, depending on which location you’re visiting.

ALL transactions at the Garden are credit/debit ONLY.


For Garden members:

  • All members (ages 3 and up) must have a timed reservation to enter the Garden. Reserve here
  • Please arrive on time. Reservations are not valid before the time of admission. Arrive at the Garden within 15 minutes after your reservation time. We will make every effort to accommodate late arrivals, but entry beyond 15 minutes after your admission reservation is not guaranteed.
  • You may stay in the Garden as long as you’d like. The average visit lasts 1.5-2 hours. We kindly ask that you keep this in mind so the Garden can safely meet admission demand.

ALL transactions at the Garden are credit/debit ONLY.

Do members need timed tickets?

Yes, Individual – Family Plus members must make complimentary reservations online to secure the time slot you prefer. As of June 1, 2021 Contributing-level and above members do not need to reserve tickets. We will make every effort to accommodate members who walk up, however admission is not guaranteed.

For answers to additional membership questions, visit the Member FAQ or email membership@atlantabg.org.

 

Can I be refunded if there is bad weather on the day of my scheduled visit?

All General Admission tickets are non-refundable. Refunds or rain checks on admission ticket purchases are not granted for weather-related reasons.

In the event of inclement weather, tickets may be transferred to another date for $5 per ticket. Tickets transferred from a weekday to a weekend require an additional $3 fee per ticket. Cost differences when transferring from a weekend ticket to a weekday ticket are not refunded.

The Garden is open rain or shine. Most display gardens are outside, so dress appropriately for weather. There are indoor air conditioned and heated areas for guests including the Hardin Visitor Center, Longleaf restaurant and the Fuqua Conservatory and Orchid Center

In the event of inclement weather that forces closure for safety reasons, the Garden will post on all its social media channels.

Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

 

Can I walk up and purchase tickets?

Yes, however admission is not guaranteed to those who walk up and purchase tickets or make member reservations. To ensure entry, purchase your tickets online in advance.

Can my tickets be scanned from my phone, or do I have to print them?

When purchasing your ticket, choose Mobile Tickets, and you will receive a link to your tickets. If you choose print-at-home, please print out your tickets before arriving at the Garden.

What if I miss my time slot?

We will make every effort to accommodate late arrivals, but entry is not guaranteed after 15 minutes past your scheduled visit. Admission tickets are not valid until the time of your purchased admission.

How do I redeem guest passes?

All guest passes will need to be completed and turned into Admissions for a timed ticket.

If you are visiting with a Garden member, you may enter the Garden with that member at the time of their member reservation.

If you are not visiting with a Garden member, there are two ways to redeem guest passes:

  • Purchase a General Admission, non-member ticket online for the desired time slot, then visit Garden Admissions upon arrival for a refund ($5 processing fee not refunded).
  • Bring your guest passes to the Garden and turn them in at Garden Admissions for immediate entry, subject to availability. Weekends tend to have to lowest availability. Admission by this method is not guaranteed.

 

For answers to additional membership questions, visit the Member FAQ or email membership@atlantabg.org.

How long can I stay in the Garden?

You may stay in the Garden as long as you’d like. The average visit lasts 1.5-2 hours. We kindly ask that you keep this in mind so the Garden can safely meet admission demand.

Can I bring food, drinks or snacks into the Garden?

Outside food and beverages are not permitted in the Garden. They may be purchased at Longleaf restaurant, the Quick Café, the Snack Bar or bars located throughout the Garden.

Can I bring my pet?

Pets are not allowed inside the Garden. Service animals are permitted. Please do not allow service animals to defecate or urinate in the Garden.

Can I take photos in the Garden?

Guests are invited to take photographs and videos of the garden for personal use, however personal photo shoots, including engagement photos, wedding/bridal photos and family portraits using any professional equipment must be scheduled through the Private Events department in advance and require a fee. Please review the following policies:

Garden Photography & Video Policy

The Garden is available for film, television, and commercial shoots of any size. The following brochure offers a sample of the many settings available and examples of previous productions. For more information, email Danny Flanders.

Lights Camera Bloom!

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

All manner of drone photography and video of the Garden is strictly forbidden.

Is the Garden wheelchair-friendly? Are any available for rent?

Nearly all areas are accessible to guests with wheelchairs and scooters. Wheelchairs and electric mobility scooters are available for rent at Garden Admissions and are available on a first come, first serve basis and cannot be reserved.

Wheelchairs are complimentary during your visit and scooters are $25+tax for a 4-hour rental period. All scooter rentals must be paid for with a credit card and a photo I.D. is required. Scooters may not be rented in inclement weather. Limited quantity available.

Download the Garden Map to enlarge digitally. For questions about accessibility, please call 404-876-5859.

As a reciprocal member, do I need to reserve a timed ticket?

Yes. When you arrive at the Garden, the Admissions team will inform you of all available time slots, which may or may not include immediate entry.

To secure a time slot in advance, pay for non-member admission in advance online. Then, when you arrive at the Garden, stop by a ticket window before you enter to show your reciprocal membership card and receive a reimbursement for your tickets. The online processing fee of $5 per transaction is non-refundable.

For answers to additional membership questions, visit the Member FAQ or email membership@atlantabg.org.

Do you offer a military discount?

Yes. Thanks to the Home Depot Foundation, Active-duty service members with valid military ID receive $5 off each ticket purchased, up to four tickets. Because IDs must be validated in person, the military discount can’t be applied online. You may purchase tickets with the discount at the Garden, or purchase at full price online and be refunded the discount at Garden Admissions before entering the Garden. (minus a $5 processing fee).

How do I contact the Garden?

Reach out to the Garden using this feedback form, or by phone at 404-876-5859. You may also email admissions@atlantabg.org or message us on our social platforms: FacebookInstagram and Twitter.

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The Garden
at a Glance

Use this interactive map to explore or download one to carry with you on your Garden journey.

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

Indoor Plant Collections

The Garden is home to one of the largest selection of plants in the Southeast. Learn about the numerous living plants in our collection.

Explore Indoor Collections

Outdoor Plant Collections

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.

Explore Outdoor Collections

Amphibians

Meet the fascinating frogs of the Garden's amphibian conservation program, which include rare and endangered species.

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Art Collections

Stroll into another world filled with picturesque sculptures and serene water features. Learn about the permanent art pieces showcased throughout the Garden.

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Sculptures

Discover nine permanent sculptures displayed throughout the Garden, beautifully combining art and natural surroundings in unexpected ways.

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Water Features

Explore the calming water features placed through the Garden.

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Virtual Tours

Virtually explore the amazing world of the Atlanta Botanical Garden!

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Dining

Grab a light bite or sit down for a contemporary dining experience.

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Shopping

Visit the Garden Gift Shop and take a piece of the Garden home.

Visit the Gift Shop

Events & Exhibitions

As the Garden evolves, it’s never the same place twice. Learn more about the events and exhibitions blooming daily.

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Classes & Education

The garden inspires everyone to grow with classes and lectures available to visitors of all ages. 

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Directions
to the Garden

1345 Piedmont Avenue,
Atlanta, GA 30309

The Atlanta Botanical Garden is located adjacent to Piedmont Park in Midtown.

Atlanta is served by the MARTA transit system. Bus #27 stops at the Piedmont Avenue entrance. Bus #27 may be boarded at the Arts Center or Lenox train stations.

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Parking
at the Garden

On-site parking is available in the SAGE Parking Facility for Garden guests on Levels 4, 5 and 6 via Piedmont Avenue entrance. Park visitors use Levels 1, 2 and 3 via Monroe Drive entrance.

Drop-off period (0 – 30 minutes) …..  Free
31-60 minutes ……………………….  $2
Each additional 30 minutes ………..   $1
Maximum Daily Rate ………………..   $15

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Give to the Garden

The Garden is a non-profit organization sustained by the generosity of members and friends. Gifts directly support the Garden’s operations, plant displays and collections, engaging educational programs for children and adults and conservation work to protect endangered plants across the Southeast.

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