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
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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.
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Gregory M
Atlanta, GA32 contributions
Nov 2022
We recently enjoyed a visit to the Atlanta Botanical Gardens during their Holiday Lights event. What a magical experience. The trees are wrapped in lights, there are huge strands of lights hanging from the trees in the Sortza Woods flashing in tune to piped-in music, and statures and lighted fixtures everywhere. I highly recommend this event to anyone living near Atlanta or planning to visit during this time of the year. The event runs from mid-November to mid-January.
Written November 23, 2022
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mduque2339
Pembroke Pines, FL22 contributions
Mar 2021 • Family
We reserved our tickets online the day before, due to covid restrictions they have a timed entry system to limit crowds. We spent almost the whole day wandering through the flowers and took some amazing photos. My 7 year old enjoyed the children’s garden with areas to climb & explore. There are a couple onsite locations where you can get food and beverages and plently of outdoor seating to enjoy it. The beautiful lady made of fliwers at the fountain was under construction but ither then that we gad the best time!
Written March 24, 2021
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nicolediane
Atlanta, GA718 contributions
Oct 2022
We bought a family pass which included 2 adults, grand kids and a couple guest passes. If we go one more time we will save a bunch of money. Plan to go back in the spring.

The garden is a lot bigger than we expected. We wandered around for over an hour and didn't see everything. We all enjoyed the orchid center. Such beauty.

Even though we were there on a weekday it was crowded. We enjoyed the origami exhibit. They had a scavenger hunt list for the kids to keep track of the origami and that made it fun.

They could use a few more directional signs.
Written October 18, 2022
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Mr and Mrs P
54 contributions
Mar 2023
The good: the gardens are meticulously kept. You can tell a lot of time has been taken to care for all the trees and plants. The gardens were pretty, and the layout of the botanical garden is beautiful. The bad: even after pre-purchasing "timed admission tickets" as the website suggests, there is no way they are keeping track or limiting the amount of people entering the gardens. It was VERY CROWDED, as in during the orchid display enclosed building, some sections were nearly shoulder to shoulder. Even as we left, piles of people were coming in, so I truly don't see the point of pre-purchasing, if you can walk up and buy a ticket on the spot. Did I mention there were buses of children there also, as in apparent school field trips? So that part was disappointing. (not the children! the lack of proper scheduling) Lastly, 2 adult admission tickets plus parking = $75.
Written March 17, 2023
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Shane P
Charlotte, NC196 contributions
Sep 2021
I can only review what I experienced on my trip in late September. I have no doubt it would be better in the spring. Anyway.... First, I would not recommend the timed tickets. We had tickets for 4 pm and decided to see if we could enter at 1 pm because we completed our first attraction more quickly than expected. We were told we could not enter before 3:45 pm (even thought the garden was not crowded) unless we upgraded our tickets to a "Flex' ticket for $5 per each (which we did). With the virus, I understand the reasoning for timed tickets. I am just letting everyone know that it was not crowded (at least on a Thursday) and that you could easily walkup (with no waiting) and purchase a ticket for immediate entry. That way, you don't have to worry about arriving on time.

As far as the garden, there are two main sections. The first section we visited had very few flowers (again, it is fall). I was feeling like I spent $56 for two individuals to walk on a concrete path through the woods. The second section did have more flowers, but for me, it was not worth the price. I should note, that I am not a "flower person". My partner seemed to enjoy the gardens much more than I did. I just didn't feel like what I saw was worth the price of admission.
Written September 26, 2021
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Victoria F
Elizabethtown, KY6 contributions
Jul 2022 • Friends
We needed an extra outing after our bus sightseeing tour….an afternoon thundershower cooled things off to allow for a delightful tour thru these gardens featuring origami sculptures…we stopped for a tasty libation from one of the easily found beverage & snack bars. My favorite place was the house of orchids… o my goodness!
SO many beyond gorgeous varieties!
The well shaded walk was just the perfect activity to round out our full day!
Thank you!
Written July 6, 2022
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Doll1978
Lawrenceville, GA105 contributions
Mar 2021 • Couples
We had a very lackluster visit at the garden. Admission was full price but the majority of the flowers we were able to see could easily be found at Home Depot or Lowe's. The Impressive Woman exhibit and cascading ponds were under construction and the majority of the buildings were closed except for the orchid house. We also made a reservation for outdoor seating at the restaurant but we're told that they couldn't honor it and we would have to sit inside where there were plenty of screaming children. We elected to just leave and eat elsewhere.
Written March 13, 2021
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cat30189
Woodstock, GA5 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
I have a membership in another botanical garden in Georgia. I read you can visit other botanical gardens with your membership as part of a reciprocal program. Here’s what I read:

Gardens within 90 miles of the garden where you hold our membership can sometimes be excluded, so it’s best to call ahead, if you have any questions before visiting

Which is exactly what I did. I called The Atlanta Botanical Gardens and asked if the membership at my current botanical gardens allowed me to visit there. I was told a resounding yes. I was even told I could bring a guest.

We drove more than an hour to the Atlanta Botanical Gardens, parked in the parking lot that charges by the hour. When we arrived at the gate we were told we could not use our membership from another garden to enter. I explained that I called specifically to ask if we could visit with my membership and told customer service where I had my membership. When I asked for a supervisor the young woman at smirked and was unpleasant. The person that was called in not so nice terms told us we could not enter. This could have been done in a better way. They could have offered a discount or even been a little nicer. We made the trip solely on the word of their customer service personnel. We decided to leave and not visit the garden, since the experience was ruined for us.
Written April 22, 2022
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CraftBeers
Plano, TX26,550 contributions
Apr 2022
I am changing my opinion on the Botanical Gardens. I wrote a five star review when I visited in March 2020 just before the shut down. I have been three more times since then including a few days ago. I have yet to make a visit where this place is fully in bloom. In all cases, the feature exhibits were "down for maintenance". With four separate visits over two years under my belt (March, April, October & December), I've never seen the mermaid exhibit in bloom. The Alice in Wonderland exhibit has been torn out and not replaced.

The garden is not planted for seasonal blooms. When I visited in March 2020 there were very little in the way of blooming flowers. When I visited in April 2022 I was too late for the tulips, all the Orchids were sold for Easter, and the rest of the garden had virtually no blooming plants.

I am now of the opinion that visiting the Botanical Gardens in Atlanta is not worth it. It's okay for a one-time experience. However, you are paying for a chance to maybe see something new each visit. More likely the exhibits will be in repair or just not blooming.
Written April 20, 2022
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CaptTrouble
Hudson, WI7,890 contributions
Dec 2019
Every year for several years now the Garden has been doing Holiday Lights in the Garden. They have been adding displays and making it more elaborate every year. And each year, more and more people come to see it. This year (2019) you needed to buy tickets for a specific day and time; as far as I am aware, all of the days sold out. Tickets are not cheap either. It has become THE thing to do on Christmas Day, although the traffic jams around Piedmont Park stretch across the entire Season!

Many of the lights displays are now choreographed to music, quite a bit of it classical, some of it soundtracks to major motion pictures. If you don't get tickets before they sell out, you can walk through Piedmont Park and see quite a lot of the light displays and clearly hear the music. And you will see the endless sea of cars going into the garden while you are enjoying many of the displays!
Written September 9, 2020
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