Atlanta Botanical Garden
Atlanta Botanical Garden
4.5
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
About
Step into a world of magic and serenity at the Atlanta Botanical Garden, where features like the Fuqua Orchid Center treat visitors to a rare collection of high-elevation orchids never before grown in the southeast.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Liz Yang
    Washington DC, District of Columbia18 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Atlanta Holiday Favorite
    The Botanical garden during the holidays is a magnificent sight to behold. There are beautiful light installations with the myriad of plants and foliage. You can walk through the experience with family and friends. They’re set to festive music and motion. There are large sculptural pieces too. This is an iconic Atlanta holiday tradition.
    Visited December 2022
    Travelled with friends
    Written April 22, 2023
  • Londonfoodsnob16
    London, United Kingdom184 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning and exceptional gardens worth every cent
    I was born at Kew Gardens in London and thought should visit these botanical gardens . I hadnt planned the vist as I was on a business trip. Stunning afternoon and amazing orchid house ..of which standrad i have never seen before .You must go even if you are not into gardening. Just beautiful.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written May 19, 2023
  • Lina
    Atlanta, Georgia2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Pleasant Surprise
    My husband and I visited Saturday night, this was our first visit and it will not be our last! What a beautiful way to spend a Saturday night but still be close to lots of cute restaurants & shopping! We arrived at 7pm and left around closing at 9pm. Clean restrooms and water fountains provided throughout the park, easily accessible, fun photo ops and live music!
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written June 25, 2023
  • SoozClues
    Tampa, Florida319 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Gorgeous Tulips in March
    My BFF and I visited in March on a rainy day. It wasn't ideal but we weren't deterred as we had come to visit the trolls. The tulips and orchids were gorgeous too; so many variegated varieties! We spent a couple of hours, meandering around and photographing things like crazy.
    Visited March 2023
    Written June 26, 2023
  • Schatze
    Chicago, Illinois243 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Must-Do While In Atlanta
    The garden that never ends! Make sure to plan ahead and give yourself plenty of time to see as much of this place as you can - it's HUGE! We had 11:30am admission, and everyone thought that was perfect. It gave us enough time in the morning to have breakfast without rushing, and still gave us plenty of daytime to enjoy the massive property. We were staying at a hotel within walking distance (The Starling), so we didn't have to worry about parking. We probably spent four hours walking around and taking it all in. Make sure you go to all the exhibits. Take all the random turns. Walk down the random paths - they all bring you somewhere new. It was magical! Don't forget to grab a map! I would also bring sunscreen, a hat, a backpack, and cold water. They have cold water available in the gift shop that you can buy before heading out on your adventure. There is a restaurant within the garden, but the menu seemed a little small (and almost a little fancy?), so we opted to eat at a local bar/pub within walking distance of the garden - you have options.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written July 22, 2023
  • Jerry M
    Manzanita, Oregon23 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great spot to relax on a hot day
    My daughter is in grad school in Europe, so we met up in Atlanta for a few days of visiting. Really glad she picked the botanical garden -- relaxed, beautiful, a nice walk with lots of shade, live jazz, air conditioned bar and restaurant. Just a great place to get away for a relaxing afternoon.
    Visited July 2023
    Written July 23, 2023
  • wanderlust543
    8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Pretty place
    If you enjoy the outdoors or plants, you'll definitely like this. I went in the summer during off hours (after 4PM) and it was not that crowded. The gardens itself are very large and there is a lot to explore, so you definitely get a lot of walking in. They have many flower exhibits as well as a vegetable garden. I personally liked the enclosed space in which there was a plethora of plants - it was quite aesthetic! Many people look forward to seeing the lady made of flowers and she was definitely beautiful. However, I will say that I'd love to see more exorbitant flower displays in the future!
    Visited July 2023
    Written July 30, 2023
  • miscalane
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania818 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely!
    These gardens are gorgeous and in a natural wooded peaceful setting with easy to follow boardwalks and sidewalks. The greenhouse displays are lots of fun as well. The employees were so very kind and the gift shop could exist as a stand alone shop. Lots of places provided to sit and rest on a hot, hot day. The only downside is the parking garage! It was immense, expensive, and practically empty. It’s there, you’ve got the space, just let people park so they can pay to visit the gardens.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written August 11, 2023
  • takemetothebeach19
    41 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Gorgeous!
    If you are in Atlanta, this needs to be on your list of activities. We debated not going, but are so glad we did. If it’s a hot day I’d recommend going later in the evening. We arrived at 6:45 PM and stayed until about 8:30 PM. The gardens close at 9 o’clock. I don’t know if I’ve ever been to a more beautiful garden!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written August 25, 2023
  • Hilary
    12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful, definitely a to do!
    This is a beautiful botanical garden. It offers something for everyone. The main structure houses a rainforest recreation and is a must see! The map is easy to follow and it’s surprisingly easy to walk the entire place. Don’t miss the 3 Chihuly glass sculptures, a hidden tiny fairy door, and of course walking along the lush landscapes of their great lawn. I saw a few people having a relaxing picnic, even though they have a restaurant, snacks, and a gift shop I’d bring a blanket and a picnic basket.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written September 21, 2023
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Becky V
Norcross, GA354 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
We visited the Atlanta Botanical Gardens yesterday with some family from out of town. Really great time!!!
Everything was beautiful.
Written April 18, 2024
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TravelingMamaGlv
Glenview, IL283 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Loved strolling around the expansive gardens. The canopy walk through the woods was fun and the orchid display was stunning. Always enjoy seeing a surprise Chihuly as well!
Written April 4, 2024
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Jason G
Baltimore, MD713 contributions
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Mar 2024 • Family
This place should be on your short list when visiting Atlanta. Really pretty gardens with stuff that all ages will enjoy. Is also set amongst a big park, so there's plenty to do in the area.
Written April 2, 2024
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Canaan, CT50 contributions
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Sept 2023 • Solo
The Botanical Garden is fantastic. I spent a couple of hours walking through the many gardens. The grounds are well-kept. The exhibits are amazing with the different colors and multitudes of flowers. Benches everywhere to sit and take in the view. The gardens are a great place for solitude and peaceful reflection. A beautiful place to spend a few hours.
Written March 30, 2024
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Delores T
Corinth, MS1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
A friend and I returned and the garden was again wonderfully refreshing R and R as she supports her husband in a very difficult hospice situation. In every season, the garden and its staff never disappoint.
Written March 14, 2024
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Radio_Caroline_NL
Amersfoort, The Netherlands130 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Business
Visited the botanical gardens during a work trip in Atlanta. Even in winter, it was worth a visit. The greenhouses were very nice and vibrant. The variety of green houses was also very appealing, one of them was under construction, but there was plenty to see. Recommended to visit, especially in spring or summer, it will be even better then.
Written February 20, 2024
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Mrs. B
18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
I recently visited family in the area and we bought tickets for the Light Festival around Thanksgiving. You are on a self-guided tour after dusk on the Garden 's paved paths. As you wander the grounds, surround-sound holiday toons are played as you gaze at elaborate, lights exhibits. Gorgious and very uplifting ! Also, there are benches to rest on and beverages to purchase. The tour takes about one hour to walk and the indoor arboredum is also open to tour with gift shop. We really enjoyed it !!
Written February 9, 2024
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Damen71
Fort Lauderdale, FL150 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
Stopped by because we were near the park. Nice place but I’m sure in the warmer months there’s much more to see. February is not a good time many of the plants are not in bloom. Still a nice day there
Written February 4, 2024
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Rob
Beverly Hills, CA4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
So much fun. We went with our kids and had such a good time. Seeing Christmas light is one of our favorite traditions. A few hours can be spent walking all of the trails. Overall a wonderful experience.
Written January 12, 2024
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J R
Atlanta, GA3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
I visited the Atlanta botanical garden during the Garden lights, holiday nights event and was blown away by the stunning displays of lights and colors. The garden is huge and has something for everyone...exotic orchids and metal sculptures...White Rabbit and the skynet. Friendly staff. Great visit for family and friends!
Written December 29, 2023
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