Atlanta Botanical Garden Tours
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Adjacent to Piedmont Park, Atlanta Botanical Garden comprises a stunning 30 acres (12 hectares) of indoor and outdoor themed gardens, woodland areas, brooks, fern glades, and walking paths. A highlight is the Dorothy Chapman Fuqua Conservatory, a massive collection of plants from tropical rain forests and deserts from around the globe.
The leafy Atlanta Botanical Garden is a pleasant place to wander and escape the Atlanta traffic. While many travelers visit independently, a guided tour of the garden ensures you explore all 30 acres (12 hectares) while learning more about the plants, animals, hidden sculptures, and water features that make this one of the best gardens in the nation.
Nature-themed tours of the city include the botanical garden, as well as Olmsted Linear Park, Grant Park, and Centennial Olympic Park.
Things to Know Before You Go
- The Atlanta Botanical Garden is a must-visit for nature lovers and families traveling with kids.
- Dress appropriately for the weather, as many of the gardens are outdoors.
- Give yourself three to four hours in the garden to explore.
- Nearly all areas of the garden are wheelchair accessible, and wheelchairs are available for rent.
How to Get There
Atlanta Botanical Garden is located in Midtown Atlanta, adjacent to Piedmont Park on Piedmont Avenue. You can easily get here by car, Bus 27, and the MARTA transit system.
When to Get There
The botanical garden is closed on Mondays, except for certain public holidays; hours are reduced during the winter months. Springtime tends to be the most colorful season, but there’s always something in bloom.
Birdwatching in the Atlanta Botanical Garden
The garden provides a habitat for a dozen or so species of native birds, including red-tailed hawks, blue jays, ruby-throated hummingbirds, and chickadees. Early mornings are the best time for birdwatching, particularly in the Perennial Gardens, Fuqua Conservatory, Children’s Garden, and Storza Woods.
Address: 1345 Piedmont Avenue Northeast, Midtown, Atlanta 30309, USA
Hours: Tues - Sun 9am - 7pm (until 5pm Nov - Mar). Closed Mondays, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day
2 Tours and Activities to Experience Atlanta Botanical Garden
Make your trip to the Atlanta Botanical Gardens easy with this tour that provides round-trip transport from your Atlanta-based hotel. Spend time walking the garden’s paths and exploring the themed areas created from different flowers and plants. Plus, you’ll also take a break along the way to enjoy a picnic lunch.
Price varies by group size
Price varies by group size
As one of the most forested cities in the US, Atlanta is famous for its urban nature. While some of these green spaces may be hard to find, this private local-led tour allows you to avoid the hassle of navigating Georgia’s capital and provides an inside look at some of the city’s most picturesque trails, parks, and gardens.
Taking safety measures
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What are Atlanta Botanical Garden hours of operation?
Atlanta Botanical Garden hours of operation: Tues - Sun 9am - 7pm (until 5pm Nov - Mar). Closed Mondays, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
What's the best way to experience Atlanta Botanical Garden?
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