The Atlanta Botanical Garden is a non-profit expansive garden oasis located in Midtown and adjacent to Piedmont Park. Featuring an edible garden, children’s garden, special exhibits and events, as well as indoor collections, the gardens is a welcome respite from the hectic city that surrounds and fun for all ages.
When to Visit
With Atlanta’s mild weather, the gardens are a great place to visit any time of the year. The grounds reflect the changing seasons and beautiful colors. Atlanta Blooms signals the beginning of spring and features hundreds of crocus, daffodils and tulips. In the summer and fall, The Four Seasons brings sculptures made entirely of plants, flowers, oversized twigs, vegetables, and more. During the holidays, Garden Lights, Holiday Nights brings the gardens to life with over one million energy-efficient LED lights.
Highlights for Children
The Children’s Garden features two acres of whimsical fun mixed with educational elements. They will have a ball exploring the pint sized houses, treehouse slide, dinosaur dig and splash fountain. Story time is offered each Wednesday, April through October, in the outdoor amphitheater. Drop-in family programs are offered throughout the year. Whether you have young children in strollers or older walkers, the garden is a peaceful, outdoor space for everyone.
Outside food and beverages are not allowed in the gardens. However, the Blossom Garden Café offers healthy lunch options at reasonable prices. Sandwiches, pizzas, salads and healthy snacks are some of the fare you will find here. A snack bar is also open seasonally. If you prefer to pack a lunch, Piedmont Park is right next door inviting picnic-goers.
The gardens are open every day except Monday. They are open on Monday holidays, such as Labor Day, Memorial Day, etc. Children under 3 are free and ages 3-12 receive a discount from regular adult ticket prices. A great way to enjoy the gardens regularly and attend story times and other family programs, is to purchase a membership. Members receive free and reduced entry to garden events, invitations to member-only events, reciprocal privileges at other U.S. gardens, and much more. A family membership would pay for itself in about two visits!
Giving You the KNOW Before You Go®
- Parking is available in the parking garage for a $15 daily maximum rate.
- Garden café is open Tuesday-Sunday; 11am-4pm. The café gets very crowded around lunchtime. Plan to get there on the earlier side for a shorter line.
- Gardens are open rain or shine; refunds are not offered for weather related reasons.
- Restrooms are conveniently located throughout the gardens- at the café, the entrance (they are on the second floor here, so the elevator may be best if you have strollers and young kids), and next to the splash fountain in the children’s garden (perfect for drying off and changing wet clothes).
- Lots of shaded areas mixed in, so wear your sunscreen, but the gardens are quite comfortable even on hot days.
- Garden Lights, Holiday Nights is an EXTREMELY popular event. Get your tickets early!!
1345 Piedmont Avenue