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Atlanta Botanical Garden

Closed Now: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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Very Nice

We took an out-of-town guest to the Garden and were very pleased with the venue along with the... read more

Reviewed November 8, 2018
Flowery Branch, Georgia
Great Hiking Trails

This is next door to my subdivision. Can go often. They have great exhibits throughout the year... read more

Reviewed November 7, 2018
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The first 5 acres phase of our garden opened May 2, 2015. Located on 168 acres of 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...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
1911 Sweetbay Dr, Gainesville, GA 30501-1304
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All reviews model train vending machine flowers and plants walking trails few hours few months good size lily pond became members sculpture exhibit living sculptures couple of hours within an hour the north georgia mountains well worth the visit an open area water lilies
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Reviewed November 8, 2018

We took an out-of-town guest to the Garden and were very pleased with the venue along with the staff who were friendly and helpful. A paved walking trail with some slight inclines made the transit easy. I was surprised there were not more azaleas, but...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 7, 2018

This is next door to my subdivision. Can go often. They have great exhibits throughout the year. Facility can also be used to host meetings.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank PhilipL1441
Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

We spent an early Saturday afternoon in the gardens. We are members of the Atlanta Botanical Gardens so we wanted to check this place out. This is perfect if you want to see pretty gardens but not walk for hours. We enjoyed a short hike...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank PWilly69
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

Nice place to visit on a cool fall day. They had a scarecrow exhibit throughout the area. Many great ideas shown by the creators. Frog sculptures were great and well placed to sneak up on you. Garden trains were a nice touch. The walking trails...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank charleslambert392
Reviewed September 23, 2018

This is a great venue for concerts and the like. It is large enough to attract big name entertainment but small enough that it doesn't require hours to get away when you leave. The particular concert was just wonderful. I only have two slight negatives....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 20, 2018

Love these gardens and the plant sculpture exhibit is wonderful! It is a peaceful journey thru areas of sun and shade with plantings that have hundreds of butterflies! Don't miss out!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 3Shoemakers
Reviewed September 20, 2018

Beautiful Gardens connected to the Botanical in downtown Atlanta. Many trees native to Georgia and whimsical plant sculptures. Peaceful and quiet walkways. They are building a children's learning center that will be ready in a few months. Well worth the visit.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Richard J
Reviewed September 18, 2018

I love the Botanical gardens and all the events they have to offer! There are great benefits to being a member, including invite only events. I only wish they had more places for young children to play. I took my 5 year old there and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank emilyvhouse
Cyndilyn L, Guest Relations Manager at Atlanta Botanical Garden, responded to this reviewResponded September 19, 2018

Thank you for your review. We appreciate your support of the garden. I'm not sure if we mentioned when you visited but our Children's Garden is under construction, we are very excited about all it will offer to our younger visitors! We plan to open...More

Reviewed September 18, 2018

While not as extensive as the Atlanta Botanical Garden in "Atlanta proper," the garden in Gainesville had the same user-friendly, well designed feel. The paved pathways around the visitors center allowed for great accessibility. The topiaries and grounds were lovely and there was even an...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Rebinga
Reviewed August 26, 2018

Spent a Saturday afternoon here. The planted area of the property is not very big, but very nicely done and an easy couple of hours. They have some of the living sculptures and a nice collection of flowering plants along paved paths through the woods....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Tom B
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Christina D
May 31, 2018|
Response from Cyndilyn L | Property representative |
No, I'm sorry, the garden only permits service animals with credentials.
November 19, 2016|
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Response from Cyndilyn L | Property representative |
There is no holiday exhibit at the Gainesville location for this year.
September 10, 2016|
Response from Cyndilyn L | Property representative |
Linda, There is no restaurant in the Gainesville location and outside food is not permitted. We have a healthy snack machine or you can bring in a small snack and beverage. We do have a great county park just over a mile... More