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. ALL guests and members must have a timed ticket or make a timed reservation for admission.

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The Lou Glenn Children's Garden is open!

 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. (8 a.m. on Member Mondays) 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.
  • Restrooms will be closed often for sanitation.

As always, Guests are asked to be mindful of social distancing. Children over 2 and adults are strongly encouraged to wear masks at all times, and they are required in restrooms and other indoor spaces throughout the Garden.

NOW OPEN:

Several Garden attractions are open (as of June 15) with new hours and safety protocols. Masks are REQUIRED in all indoor Garden spaces.

The Gainesville Garden and its Children’s Garden are now open as well. Timed tickets required.

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, ticketing procedure, open attractions and rules for safe visiting have as well.

For additional questions, email info@atlantabg.org, and, for membership questions, membership@atlantabg.org.

New Hours

The Garden’s extended summer hours are Tuesdays – Sundays 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. (last entry at 8 p.m.). Cocktails in the Garden begins daily at 5 p.m. Garden members may enjoy members-only hours on Mondays from 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. Join today for exclusive access.

Timed Ticketing

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

All visits must be reserved by purchasing a timed ticket(s) online. Members must also reserve their free-visit times, and present their timed tickets and membership card at the garden for entry. All visitors will receive a confirmation email.

All tickets are non-refundable, but, in the event of inclement weather, 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. ALL transactions at the Garden will be credit/debit ONLY.

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

Learn more below.

Safety Guidelines

  • Masks or face coverings are strongly recommended for everyone over age 2 and are REQUIRED inside the Garden’s indoor spaces.

  • 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.

What's Open?

Most of the outdoor spaces will open first: Canopy Walk, Earth Goddess, Storza Woods, Parterre, Rose Garden, Japanese Garden, Edible Garden, Great Lawn and Skyline Garden. Several paths throughout the Garden are now marked one-way for your safety. Masks are required in all indoor spaces, which include the Fuqua Conservatory and Orchid Center (open noon – 9 p.m.), Longleaf restaurant dining room (open 11 a.m. – 9 p.m., last reservation at 8 p.m., reservations strongly recommended) and the Garden Gift Shop (open 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.), which also offers the Gift Box kiosk inside the Garden. Stay tuned to the Garden’s social media for updates.

What's closed?

For the safety of all our guests, the Lou Glenn Children’s the Splash Pad and Build-a-Fort in the Lou Glenn Children’s Garden will remain closed until further notice. The Fuqua Conservatory and Orchid Center is open noon – 9 p.m. 

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Take a peek at an updated Garden map with current status of attractions and restrooms.

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Dining in the Garden

Outside food and beverages are prohibited in the Garden. Each guest may bring a refillable water bottle that can be refreshed at stations in Cox Courtyard and the Skyline Garden. Picnic-style food may be purchased at the Longleaf Quick Café (mask REQUIRED for entry) Snack Bar for al fresco dining in designated spaces. Bars will be available in the evenings. The Garden accepts credit cards only.

Thank you!

We look forward to seeing you at the Garden as life blooms on. We’ve developed these new guidelines in partnership with the American Public Gardens Association following best practices recommended by the CDC, OSHA, and WHO. While our onsite visitor survey is closed for safety of our guests, we’d still love to get your feedback online.

Frequently Asked Questions:
Timed Tickets & Safe Visits

What is timed ticketing?

Timed ticketing offers reserved time slots for guests to enjoy their experience in the garden. With a timed ticket, the garden will allow a limited number of guests in every 15 minutes.

How long can I stay in the Garden?

Though there are no time limits, 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 access the garden before my time slot?

No, you can only enter based on the time slot selected. Guests must arrive within 15 minutes of their timed ticket.

Can I walk-up and purchase tickets?

Entry is not guaranteed to those who walk-up and purchase/reserve tickets. Some time slots will sell out faster than others.

How can I purchase tickets in advance?

Advance admission can be purchased online or by phone. You will need to select a date, time of visit and the number of tickets needed.

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

All Garden tickets are non-refundable. However, you can email admissions@atlantabg.org to reschedule your timed tickets in the event of inclement weather.

Do members need to reserve a timed ticket?

Yes, members must reserve a free ticket online by visiting our website or by phone. We encourage members to reserve their time slot in advance to guarantee their entry. Your member number is required to make the reservation. 

For answers to additional membership questions, email membership@atlantabg.org.

As a member, how many tickets can I reserve?

Members are only allotted the number of tickets based on current membership level and can only reserve one visit per week. Members must show their current membership card along with tickets to be admitted.

For answers to additional membership questions, email membership@atlantabg.org.

Will guest passes be accepted?

Yes, but 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 with guest passes cannot be reserved online.

For answers to additional membership questions, email membership@atlantabg.org.

My guest passes expired during the Garden closure. Will you still 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.

For answers to additional membership questions, email membership@atlantabg.org.

As a member, do I need to reserve a ticket for my children?

Yes. Children ages 3-17 will need a ticket.

For answers to additional membership questions, email membership@atlantabg.org.

I'm a Garden member. Will my membership be extended to account for the closure?

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

For answers to additional membership questions, email membership@atlantabg.org.

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.

For answers to additional membership questions, email membership@atlantabg.org.

What if I miss my time slot?

We will try to make every effort to accommodate late arrivals, but we encourage guests to arrive within 15 minutes of their scheduled visit times. We may not be able to accommodate late arrivals.

When is the last entry time?

Last timed entry is at 8 p.m.

Can my ticket 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.

Will I receive confirmation of my purchase?

Yes, for both mobile tickets and print at home tickets you will receive an email confirmation.

What health and safety protocols are in place at the Garden?

As an outdoor oasis of peace in the heart of Midtown Atlanta, the Atlanta Botanical Garden is committed to our community’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. After much discussion and consultation with the American Public Gardens Association and other Gardens around the country, and – with guests’ cooperation – implementing guidelines set forth by the CDC, OSHA and WHO, we are confident in our preparations in opening to the community. 

In addition to timed tickets, limiting capacity and opening buildings in phases, the Garden:

  • Has performed frontline staff safety training.
  • Requires masks, gloves and social distancing from all staff, including during guest interactions.
  • Regularly cleans/sanitizes doors and surfaces throughout the Garden, including restrooms at least once an hour.
  • Offers a number of hand sanitizer dispensers throughout the Garden.
  • Reminds visitors of these and other protocols on signage throughout the Garden.

Guests are expected to follow several guidelines for the health and safety of others:

  • Wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth at all times. They are required in the Garden’s indoor spaces.
  • Regularly wash/sanitize your hands in restrooms and at stations throughout the Garden.
  • Keep six feet of social distance at all times.
  • Follow state-mandated stay-at-home orders if you’re a member of a vulnerable population

If you’re not ready to join us yet, we understand. When the time is right for you, we look forward to giving you the outdoor experience of natural beauty you’ve been anticipating.

Alice's Wonderland Reimagined

Through November 1: Alice’s Wonderland returns to the Garden this summer – bigger and better than ever – accompanied by new larger-than-life plant giants – the Red Queen and Alice herself – along for the ride down the rabbit hole.

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July 09

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July 11

Tai Chi

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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.

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

Sculptures

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

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.

Plan Your Trip Using MARTA

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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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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