We live in North Atlanta, and had not been in 4-5 years. We had a coupon so we thought we'd give it a try.
We get there and 'Kelly' at the front informs us that the $2 off coupon is only good for one person. Give me a break! So you have to bring a stack of $2 coupons for a family?
I tried to argue the point, but Kelly could care less. We were not customers, we were a nusiance.
So not off to a good start.
As we were walking the trails, my wife pointed out that the Fernbank walks were nicer, and free.
We had recently been to Callaway gardens and even got a hotel night for $99. It was gorgeous there, and they don't stick it to you for parking.
To be fair, the Gardens at the 'Botanical Gardens' are nice, and the enclosed areas are nice as well. If you live in Atlanta and have never done it before, it maybe worth trying once. For us it is 45 minutes away, and there are too many other places we'd rather go.
The reviewer who said it was expensive and was done in 3 hours was spot on. We did it in about 2 1/2 with 2 adults and a 9 year old.
My wife asked if I was disappointed, and I replied it was ok, but it will be another 5 years before we go back.
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