More Gardens to Come
Southeastern Center for Conservation
The Southeastern Center for Conservation is the newest addition to the Atlanta Botanical Garden. Once completed the facility will be a venue and workplace for enabling partner institutions to expand and enhance the conservation of imperiled species and habitats in the Carolinas, Tennessee, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana. The Center will help to protect the natural heritage of one of North America’s most biodiverse regions.
Construction is currently ongoing, however the new building will feature a reoriented visitor entry, meeting rooms, offices, classrooms, an event space and a interpretive gallery.
Lou Glenn Children's Garden
As one of the Garden's most popular attractions, the Children's Garden is home to many wonderful features.
When it originally opened in 1999, the Children's Garden was one of the first of its kind in the country. Since then, the Garden has been significantly expanded and rechristened the Lou Glenn Children's Garden. The current Children's Garden abounds with plenty of opportunities for hands-on activity - because the best learning for children is accomplished through play. Popular features include the beloved splash pad, a living viewable honey bee hive, and a amphitheater which hosts performances specifically tailored for young minds throughout the week.
An enchanting dinner atmosphere awaits at Longleaf Restaurant, as you wine and dine within an elegant modern building nestled in the center of the Atlanta Botanical Garden. Longleaf is the perfect destination to enjoy a delicious plant-to-plate culinary experience surrounded by nature.
Fuqua Conservatory Renovation
Significant upgrades to the 29 year old conservatory have been essential to ensuring the long-term sustainability of the building and the wide range of biodiversity it nurtures. The now completed project included repairing and replacing the interior and exterior aggregate concrete, an overhaul of climate control systems for the unique tropical environment, and new restroom renovations.
About the Campaign
Visitors to Atlanta’s urban oasis will have noticed a multitude of improvements over the past few years, as gardens blossom and facilities are improved through the ongoing $50 million capital campaign Nourish & Flourish.
“The plan is an organic continuation of the energy, creativity and success of the previous New Seasons capital campaign and positions the Garden to continue blossoming for years to come,” said Mary Pat Matheson, the Anna and Hays Mershon President & CEO of the Garden.