Atlanta Botanical Garden
Atlanta Botanical Garden
4.5
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
About
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.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Lina
    Atlanta, Georgia16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Pleasant Surprise
    My husband and I visited Saturday night, this was our first visit and it will not be our last! What a beautiful way to spend a Saturday night but still be close to lots of cute restaurants & shopping! We arrived at 7pm and left around closing at 9pm. Clean restrooms and water fountains provided throughout the park, easily accessible, fun photo ops and live music!
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 25, 2023
  • SoozClues
    Tampa, Florida309 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Gorgeous Tulips in March
    My BFF and I visited in March on a rainy day. It wasn't ideal but we weren't deterred as we had come to visit the trolls. The tulips and orchids were gorgeous too; so many variegated varieties! We spent a couple of hours, meandering around and photographing things like crazy.
    Visited March 2023
    Written June 26, 2023
  • Schatze
    Chicago, Illinois228 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Must-Do While In Atlanta
    The garden that never ends! Make sure to plan ahead and give yourself plenty of time to see as much of this place as you can - it's HUGE! We had 11:30am admission, and everyone thought that was perfect. It gave us enough time in the morning to have breakfast without rushing, and still gave us plenty of daytime to enjoy the massive property. We were staying at a hotel within walking distance (The Starling), so we didn't have to worry about parking. We probably spent four hours walking around and taking it all in. Make sure you go to all the exhibits. Take all the random turns. Walk down the random paths - they all bring you somewhere new. It was magical! Don't forget to grab a map! I would also bring sunscreen, a hat, a backpack, and cold water. They have cold water available in the gift shop that you can buy before heading out on your adventure. There is a restaurant within the garden, but the menu seemed a little small (and almost a little fancy?), so we opted to eat at a local bar/pub within walking distance of the garden - you have options.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written July 22, 2023
  • Jerry M
    Manzanita, Oregon22 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great spot to relax on a hot day
    My daughter is in grad school in Europe, so we met up in Atlanta for a few days of visiting. Really glad she picked the botanical garden -- relaxed, beautiful, a nice walk with lots of shade, live jazz, air conditioned bar and restaurant. Just a great place to get away for a relaxing afternoon.
    Visited July 2023
    Written July 23, 2023
  • wanderlust543
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Pretty place
    If you enjoy the outdoors or plants, you'll definitely like this. I went in the summer during off hours (after 4PM) and it was not that crowded. The gardens itself are very large and there is a lot to explore, so you definitely get a lot of walking in. They have many flower exhibits as well as a vegetable garden. I personally liked the enclosed space in which there was a plethora of plants - it was quite aesthetic! Many people look forward to seeing the lady made of flowers and she was definitely beautiful. However, I will say that I'd love to see more exorbitant flower displays in the future!
    Visited July 2023
    Written July 30, 2023
  • miscalane
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania1,029 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely!
    These gardens are gorgeous and in a natural wooded peaceful setting with easy to follow boardwalks and sidewalks. The greenhouse displays are lots of fun as well. The employees were so very kind and the gift shop could exist as a stand alone shop. Lots of places provided to sit and rest on a hot, hot day. The only downside is the parking garage! It was immense, expensive, and practically empty. It’s there, you’ve got the space, just let people park so they can pay to visit the gardens.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 11, 2023
  • takemetothebeach19
    47 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Gorgeous!
    If you are in Atlanta, this needs to be on your list of activities. We debated not going, but are so glad we did. If it’s a hot day I’d recommend going later in the evening. We arrived at 6:45 PM and stayed until about 8:30 PM. The gardens close at 9 o’clock. I don’t know if I’ve ever been to a more beautiful garden!
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 25, 2023
  • Hilary
    11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful, definitely a to do!
    This is a beautiful botanical garden. It offers something for everyone. The main structure houses a rainforest recreation and is a must see! The map is easy to follow and it’s surprisingly easy to walk the entire place. Don’t miss the 3 Chihuly glass sculptures, a hidden tiny fairy door, and of course walking along the lush landscapes of their great lawn. I saw a few people having a relaxing picnic, even though they have a restaurant, snacks, and a gift shop I’d bring a blanket and a picnic basket.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written September 21, 2023
  • David P
    Dallas, Texas18 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very beautiful
    One of my favorite places on vacation was this Garden. Botanical garden made my vacation wonderful. It is very lovely, beautiful, the decoration is great and the time they have spend to make it must have been hours and hours. Do not hesitate to check this out
    Visited June 2023
    Written September 23, 2023
  • Rick D
    Jupiter, Florida591 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Way to Spend a Day
    Crazy that a place like this exists within such a large city like Atlanta! Beautiful way to enjoy a walk through nature, especially as fall is rolling in. I’m not normally a garden and flower guy but I’d recommend this anyway. Total time w/o lunch is like 2 hrs. Nice area for kids to play as well if you need a break from pushing a stroller too.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 6, 2023
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mduque2339
Pembroke Pines, FL22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Tracey R
Tucson, AZ76 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
After seeing all the pictures and reviews, I was super excited to visit. Obviously, no one has gone in the dead of winter after it's been below freezing in January! They were tearing down the Holiday exhibits, the orchid exhibit was being set up, and there was little greenery other than in the greenhouses.
The famous lady in all the pics was brown and black. Not quite what we expected.
But, I learned how broccoli is grown, and my friend and I still enjoyed walking around the grounds and talking. But after paying full admission prices, it was a little disappointing. Best part was the gift shop with all the 50% discounts on holiday gifts.
Written March 22, 2020
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Doll1978
Lawrenceville, GA100 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Shane P
Charlotte, NC203 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Mikaela G
Cohutta, GA163 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020
My husband and I went to the Atlanta Botanical Gardens towards the end of June still during the Pandemic. We appreciated the precautions of strongly encouraging mask wearing outside and requiring it inside. We appreciated the limited number of people allowed in which made it very enjoyable. The gardens are beautiful. It is a lot of walking but it is wheelchair accessible. We spent about 2 hours total enjoying the gardens. It was just my husband and myself. My four boys would not have enjoyed it as much as I did. That's why I didn't take them!
Written June 26, 2020
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Julie P
Waverly, NE149 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
This is NOT the best time to see the Botanical Gardens, but we still very much enjoyed walking the outdoor grounds and experiencing the orchid displays. We were impressed by the design of the gardens, which had numerous water features and allowed for 3 dimensional experiences (over the canopy walk, for example). Although there wasn't much blooming, there were still plenty of places where we took pictures (and the Chihuly sculptures are lovely!). I hope to come back at a warmer time.
Written February 20, 2020
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World Trotter Here and Beyond
Atlanta, GA2,165 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020 • Couples
Atlanta Botanical Garden has become one of Atlanta's premiere attractions. You will discover the stunning beauty of nature - featuring Outdoor Gardens, the Fuqua Conservatory and Orchid Center, Skyline Garden, Edible Garden, Lou Glenn Children's Garden, Kendeda Canopy Walk, and more. This is a family-friendly environment where appropriate attire is expected from the guests. No outside food and beverages are allowed. Stay on designated pathways at all times to observe social distancing. One thing that I didn’t like about our visit was that there were no signs telling people to observe social distancing all times. They need to assign people in each area of the park to guide where to go. The guy in the orchid area did a good job for opening doors to avoid people touching it.
Written June 29, 2020
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sheilaoc
Indianapolis, IN504 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020
We went into the light exhibit at 6:15 and people were totally masked up and social distancing. As the night went on, people seemed to be a bit less diligent about that, even though there were staff about every "block" with signs that said to wear a mask and stay distanced. Generally felt pretty comfortable as most of it is outside, and people were generally good.

For the light show itself - very impressive. We were particularly amazed by the "curtains of lights" behind the model train exhibit. We stayed in that area for about 20 minutes and the music never repeated as the strings of lights that engulfed us changed colors in a choreographed manner. It was truly incredible. We've been to light shows in several cities and have never experienced something so enthralling. Highly recommended.
Written December 3, 2020
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Anjanet
Southgate, MI20 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2020 • Family
The Atlanta Botanical Garden was awesome. There was so much to see. There were bars and snack stations set up throughout the garden. I liked that it wasn’t overcrowded, so I would recommend visiting during the early hours. I would’ve gave it 5 stars but the on-site restaurant wasn’t kid friendly.
Written June 2, 2020
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Lori T
Dawsonville, GA2,579 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020 • Couples
We have visited several different holiday lights venues around the south over the years, but they all pale in comparison to the holiday lights at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens. Not just a light display, not just Christmas music - "Garden Nights, Holiday Lights" is an immersive experience that delights all the senses. My personal favorite was the choreographed curtain of light and sound that filled the woodland area. We sat in awe for over a half hour as we watched the colorful lights dance with the music. We also really liked the garden train area with several trains running through holiday villages. Roasting marshmallows at a fire pit for Smores was a great way to wrap up the evening. I applaud the efforts that the staff and visitors all took to ensure safety with social distancing, masks, and cleaning. Highly recommend this activity.
Written November 17, 2020
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