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“Great Place for a Quiet Afternoon”

Atlanta Botanical Garden
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Carrollton, Georgia
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Great Place for a Quiet Afternoon”
Reviewed May 19, 2013

The Botanical Gardens were always a good but never the first option for our ATL trips. We always want to take our friends to see the Aquarium, Coke museum, CNN, and other staples of the city. Well, it shouldn't be. A visit to the Botanical Gardens is a wonderful option for a quiet afternoon and I highly recommend it.

This time of the year there were flowers everywhere. Azaleas are gone, but there is still much to see. IN a couple months it will be Hydrangeas. The orchid exposition is breathtaking, as are the desert and rainforest areas. A walt 30 ft in the air among the trees of the natural local forest were also a highlight of the afternoon.

Visited May 2013
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Atlanta, Georgia
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“Amazing Exhibit”
Reviewed May 18, 2013

After seeing the amazing Chihuluy exhibit a few years ago we became members. We just saw the new mosaiculture exhibit and its really amazing. My favorite was the 30-foot cobras but my wife like the ogre. Definitely worth a visit, both for the mosaicultures and for all the great blooming flowers!

Visited May 2013
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bridgeport, wv
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“Very impressive”
Reviewed May 17, 2013

I was much more impressed than I expected to be. The gardens are very extensive with trails that walk through the woods opening on vignettes and special living sculpture surprises, including a giant dog, unicorn and Earth Goddess, as well as green houses for tropical plants and orchids, a children's garden, an edible garden, flower gardens and a number of other areas to peruse. I especially recommend the canopy walk, making sure you see the cobras, and the glass sculpture with the Atlanta skyline in the background. There are a number of great picture opportunities for both family and plants. The gardens also have special events so check the website. If you plan on going more than once and are with a group of 4, buy the "garden membership" which will include four adult entrants and future visits for a year. They also gave an AAA discount. It was very enjoyable. Allow 2 to 3 hours. There is a parking garage and also a charge for parking (by the hour).

Visited May 2013
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New York City, New York
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“Even beautiful in winter!”
Reviewed May 15, 2013

The lights exhibit was beautiful, and though it was cold outside the tropical garden was steamy and inviting. Such a beautiful place; don' miss the brige!

Visited December 2012
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Atlanta, Georgia
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“Coolest place in the ATL”
Reviewed May 15, 2013

Incredibly beautiful garden for strolling and talking and kissing. Go when they have guests art exhibits. Chihuly, Niki de Saint Phalle, Henry Moore, kinetic art, and Garden Lights have all been amazing. The current mosaiculture show is fabulous.

Visited May 2013
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