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Atlanta Botanical Garden

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Plant lovers' high

There's so much to see here! August, however, is not the best time to visit. It was so hot we... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Janet_MCleveland
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Cleveland
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Beautiful Stroll

This is a great way to spend a couple of hours strolling the paved pathways. On a weekday morning... read more

Reviewed July 15, 2019
Rhonda B
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Ball Ground, Georgia
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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
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1911 Sweetbay Dr, Gainesville, GA 30501-1304
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There's so much to see here! August, however, is not the best time to visit. It was so hot we left before we saw everything. Go in the evening so you can take it all in. This is a gardener's delight.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Janet_MCleveland
Reviewed July 15, 2019

This is a great way to spend a couple of hours strolling the paved pathways. On a weekday morning, there were few other guests which was a plus. Most of the plants are labeled and there were many places to sit and chat. This made...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Rhonda B
Reviewed July 3, 2019

Took grandkids to garden. They loved it and I enjoyed it too because I love my garden. So much to see and sucj=h a beautiful area in downtown Atlanta.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank cathleenb448
Reviewed June 5, 2019

I can say the annual membership in the Botanical Gardens has never disappointed. We enjoy going there at any and different times of the year and can always count on seeing something new! Love having both the Atlanta and Gainesville locations and will continue going...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Mike E
Reviewed June 4, 2019 via mobile

Enjoyed another visit to this facility. We decided on becoming members so we could return frequently for walks as Spring and summer progressed. Even our teenage grandkids enjoyed the walk.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed May 27, 2019

We drove nearly two hours thinking that the Gainsville ABG would be a nice place to spend some of the holiday weekend. The hiking trails are quite short. The flowers/plants on display sort of underwhelmed us as they suffered in the Georgia heat. There is...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Noel78
Reviewed April 3, 2019

Wanting a change of scene and to get out into the countryside, we hit the road for a 45-minute drive from Atlanta to the Gainesville, Georgia, branch of the Atlanta Botanical Garden. It was our first visit and we were so impressed! It’s only about...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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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
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Beverly M
April 3, 2019|
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Response from Cyndilyn L | Property representative |
Beverly, thank you for your question. Some of the answers may be a bit confusing as they are replying about our location in Atlanta. In Gainesville our main garden is just over 1/2 mile and is fully wheelchair accessible... More
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Christina D
May 31, 2018|
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Response from Cyndilyn L | Property representative |
No, I'm sorry, the garden only permits service animals with credentials.
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Heathen1
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.
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