Gainesville Garden

Please Note: The Garden will close early on Saturday, Sept. 22, at 4 p.m. for a special event.

Explore the Garden in Gainesville.

April - October
Tuesday – Sunday
9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

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

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


Adult $8
Child 3-12 $5
Child under 3 Free
Garden Member Free

1911 Sweetbay Drive
Gainesville, Georgia 30501

The entrance is located on Cleveland Highway a 1/4 mile north of Limestone Parkway on what was formerly Lakehill Drive.

Please refer to the map below. GPS navigation and map applications have not updated their systems with the new address.


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Imaginary Worlds: Ogre and Friends

Imaginary Worlds returns this spring to the Gainesville Garden with a collection of all new giant living plant sculptures sure to bring a smile as they take visitors on a fantasy journey. These living sculptures will include a friendly ogre, panda bears, and a trio of frogs.

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Concerts in the Gainesville Garden

Concerts in the Garden celebrates another stellar season at the Ivester Amphitheater in Gainesville. Kick back under the stars for a series of great shows.

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Wine in the Woodlands

Enjoy the tranquility of the Atlanta Botanical Garden, Gainesville while sipping a glass of wine. This year, Wine in the Woodlands will be celebrating a different group of valued community members each month with half priced admission.

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Light Bites & Garden Insights - Gainesville

Enjoy a light brunch and a presentation by the horticulture experts who care for the rare and endangered plants at the Gainesville Garden’s Conservation Safeguarding Nursery.

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Fall Woodland Ramble

On October 6, enjoy the delightful autumn air of the Gainesville Garden woodlands and browse a selection of arts & crafts by local artisans.

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Fall Plant Sale

We will feature unusual and hard to find perennials for sun and shade, as well as pollinator plants. Woody shrubs and trees including camellias, plum yew and other winter interest plants will also be highlighted along with many other deciduous goodies.

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Scarecrows in the Gainesville Garden

The Gainesville Garden is stuffed with fall fun! Enjoy kooky, creative scarecrows handcrafted by businesses, individuals, schools and organizations, or better yet, make your own!

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Goblins in the Gainesville Garden

Show off the kids’ Halloween costumes on the Goblin Runway, participate in fall-themed crafts, enjoy storytellers, crafts, magic shows and even a Walking Treeman.

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Adult Classes

Adult classes are available in Gainesville. Learn about Tai Chi, painting, propagation, and more!

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Family Programs

The Atlanta Botanical Garden, Gainesville offers a great variety of fun and educational programs.

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Private Rentals

The Gainesville location offers a variety of options for private rentals. Say “I do” under a cathedral of trees with woodland blooms or host a party inside the striking event space overlooking a terrace pond.

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About Gainesville

The Gainesville location is a new destination for connecting with beauty and the natural world. Complete with a visitor center, outdoor gardens, a model train garden and an amphitheater, it is a cultural center for the community hosting exciting exhibitions, events, and educational programs.

The nationally recognized collections expand the horticultural palette of Atlanta Botanical Garden. The Garden has already developed a sophisticated horticultural operation and the largest conservation nursery in the Southeast on the property. Endangered plants are propagated on the site for the conservation program.

Smithgall Woodland Legacy

Located on land donated by Charles and Lessie Smithgall, the Garden is destined to be one of the largest and most diverse woodland gardens in the country. Ground was broken in April 2013 on the first phase.