Plan Your
Atlanta Visit with
New Timed Tickets

Welcome back to Atlanta's urban oasis. Please note: Garden capacity has been limited for your safety and ours. Non-members must have timed tickets for admission. Now through January 2021, members visiting during the day do not need reservations. ALL guests must purchase timed tickets for Garden Lights.


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

 For the safety of guests and staff, please take note of the following changes to operating procedure:

  • The Children’s Garden opens at 9 a.m. and closes at dusk.
  • The Splash Pad and Build-A-Fort area will remain closed until further notice.
  • The Water Painting Wall will be open for finger-painting, but the brushes will be removed for the season.
  • The Fuqua Conservatory and Orchid Center opens at noon and closes at 6 p.m.
  • Restrooms will be closed often for sanitation.
  • Several paths and Garden areas may be closed at dusk.
  • The Garden currently accepts credit/debit cards only.


Garden Lights, Holiday Nights

Join us for the 10th annual electrical spectacle. Tickets must be purchased online in advance, masks are required and capacity is extremely limited.

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The Garden is Open!

As a place of peace in the heart of Midtown Atlanta, the reopening of the Atlanta Botanical Garden is an important step in our community’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. The world has changed, and as you’ll see below, the Garden’s hours, safety protocol and ticketing procedures have as well.

For additional questions, send us a message, and, for membership questions, email

Thank you, Atlanta!

We look forward to seeing you at the Garden as life blooms on. We’ve been so encouraged by feedback from guests who are thrilled to return with our safety guidelines in place. When you’re ready, we hope you’ll join us and send your feedback as well. While our onsite visitor survey is closed for safety of our guests, we’d love to get your feedback online.

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Frequently Asked Questions: Know Before You Go

When is the Garden open?

The Garden’s hours are 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., with the last ticket sold at 5 p.m.

What safety guidelines does the Garden have in place?

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

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 at all times, and hand sanitation stations are located throughout the Garden.

When is the best time to visit?

While we are limiting the number of daily visitors to the Garden, some days are busier than others. Saturdays and Sundays are the busiest days. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays between 12-5 p.m. are the least busy days

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What is timed ticketing?

For your safety, all visits by guests and members (age 3 and up) must be reserved by purchasing timed tickets online. Timed tickets help the Garden maintain a safe capacity to allow for social distancing. Entry is not guaranteed to those who walk up and purchase tickets.

  • All tickets are non-refundable. In the event of inclement weather, visits may be rescheduled by emailing our admissions team in Atlanta or Gainesville, depending on which location you’re visiting.
  • Please arrive on time. If you arrive late you will be admitted only if capacity allows. You can only enter the Garden within 15 minutes after your purchased time. We will make every effort to accommodate late arrivals, but entry 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.

Can my tickets be called 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.

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

All tickets are non-refundable. In the event of inclement weather, visits may be rescheduled by emailing our admissions team in Atlanta or Gainesville, depending on which location you’re visiting. Include your order number and your preferred date of visit for the fastest service.

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.

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.

Can I walk up and purchase tickets?

Admission is not guaranteed to non-members who walk up and purchase tickets.

Do members need timed tickets?

Not for daytime visits. As of Dec. 7, 2020 and through January 20201, Garden members are not required to reserve time slots for visits 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., just bring your member card and ID.

Members are still required to purchase timed tickets for Garden Lights, Holiday Nights.

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Are guest passes accepted?

Yes. Guest passes may be redeemed during regular, daytime hours for immediate, complimentary admission. All fields on the guest pass must be completed before admission is granted.

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My guest passes expired during the Garden closure. Will you accept them?

Yes. Guest passes that expired during the closure will be honored. Please note the new procedure for redemption: All guest passes must be turned into Admissions for a timed ticket, either for immediate admission (subject to availability) or for another date and time. Advance admission for guest passes cannot be reserved online.

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Was my membership extended to account for the Garden's closure?

Yes. All members who joined or renewed before May 2020 will automatically receive two additional months of membership.

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

Yes. When you arrive at the Garden, Admissions will inform you of all available time slots. Advance admission through reciprocal benefits cannot be reserved online.

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Garden Lights, Holiday Nights

Through January 16: With extremely limited capacity and masks/social distancing required, Garden Lights, Holiday Nights returns.

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December 14

Family-led Fun


Go on a Scavenger Hunt, get silly on a Winter Sensory Walk, and try to spot all ...

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January 24

Canceled: Frog Feeding


Drop by the Fuqua Conservatory Lobby Saturdays and Sundays at 11:30 a.m. to watc...

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January 26

SOLD OUT: Intro to Drawing in Black & White


Discover composition, proportion, shading and perspective and more working in a ...

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February 01 - May 10

Summer Camp Registration


Join us for a summer day camp full of discovery, adventure and nature exploratio...

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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


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

View Amphibians

Art Collections

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

View Art Collections


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

View Sculptures

Water Features

Explore the calming water features placed through the Garden.

View Water Features

Group Visits

Make your visit unforgettable. Choose from a variety of guided or self-guided tours.

Schedule a Tour


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

Learn More


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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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.

Plan Your Trip Using MARTA

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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Garden Policies

To ensure a safe, enjoyable visit for all guests and to protect valuable plant collections, visitors must adhere to the following guidelines. Visitors who do not comply may be asked to leave.

Prohibited Items:

  • Nicotine products of any kind, including vapes
  • Outside food or beverages
  • Alcohol, fire arms, portable music players
  • Sports balls of any kind
  • Bicycles, rollerblades, scooters, remote controlled vehicles
    (adult-controlled strollers and wagons are permitted)

Appropriate Conduct:

  • Do not remove or collect flowers or plant material.
  • Stay on designated pathways at all times.
  • Children should be supervised at all times.
  • Climbing, running and sports/athletic games are prohibited.
  • Visitors are welcome to take photos and videos for personal use.
  • All professional photographic sessions must have an appointment, pay a fee in advance and abide by the (See Photography & Filming below.)
  • Do not wade or swim in ponds or fountains.
  • Pets are not allowed in the Garden. Service animals are permitted.

Dress Code:

The Garden is a family-friendly environment. Appropriate attire is required on all guests at all times including shirts/tops, pants/slacks and shoes. Children only may wear swimsuits in the Children’s Garden play fountain. Adults may not wear revealing clothing such as lingerie, bathing suits or cut-offs.

Garden Etiquette

Seasonal Hours

January 9 – March 9  
Tuesday – Sunday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
March 10 – October 31  
Tuesday – Sunday 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Thursdays 9 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
November 1 – November 14  
Tuesday – Sunday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
November 14 – January 9  
Tuesday – Sunday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Garden Lights, Holiday Nights  
Nightly, November 14 – January 9 5 p.m. – 11 p.m.

The Garden is open the following annual events and holidays:

Presidents Day 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
APS Spring Break 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Memorial Day 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Labor Day 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Columbus Day 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
APS Fall Break 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Christmas Eve 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
5 p.m. – 11 p.m.
New Year’s Eve 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
5 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Photography & Filming

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:

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.

Guests with Disabilities

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.

Weather Policy

The Garden is open rain or shine. Most display garden 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. 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 Garden will post on all its social media channels.

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