Atlanta Botanical Garden - Atlanta, GA
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N 33° 47.495 W 084° 22.441
16S E 743126 N 3742147
Quick Description: The Atlanta Botanical Garden is a 30 acre (12 hectare) botanical garden located adjacent to Piedmont Park in Midtown Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 5/10/2009 5:50:41 PM
Waymark Code: WM6BWG
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist
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Long Description:
The Atlanta Botanical Garden is a 30 acre (12 hectare) botanical garden located adjacent to Piedmont Park in Midtown Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

1345 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 876-5859

Sourse Wikipedia: (visit link)

The Atlanta Botanical Garden is a 30 acre (12 hectare) botanical garden located adjacent to Piedmont Park in Midtown Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Incorporated in 1976, the garden's mission is to "develop and maintain plant collections for the purposes of display, education, conservation, research and enjoyment".

Exhibits
The Botanical Garden is composed of a number of smaller themed gardens. Each contains different landscapes to display a variety of plants. Near the entrance are formal gardens, such as the Japanese garden and the rose garden. Two woodland areas, the 5 acres (20,000 m2) Upper Woodland and the 10 acres (40,000 m2) Storza Woods feature large trees and shade-loving flowers and undergrowth. The Children's Garden features whimsical sculptures, fountains, and interpretive exhibits on botany, ecology, and nutrition.

The 16,000 square feet (1,500 m2) Dorothy Chapman Fuqua Conservatory contains indoor exhibits of plants from tropical rainforests and deserts. The rain forest room of the Fuqua Conservatory is also populated by tropical birds, turtles, and several exhibits of poison dart frogs. The collaborative amphibian conservation efforts between the Atlanta Botanical Garden and Zoo Atlanta can be seen at:(www.saveafrog.org). Adjoining this building, the Fuqua Orchid Center contains separate rooms simulating the tropics and high elevations in order to house rare orchids from around the world.

The Fuqua Orchid Center is home to the largest collection of species orchids on permanent display in the U.S. and hosts a wintertime display known as Orchid Daze. Its unique Tropical High Elevation House provides the correct habitat for montane orchids and companion plants from around the equator at elevations of 6,000 to 10,000 feet. An Air Washer System, technology adapted from the textile industry, was combined with traditional greenhouse heating and cooling to create this environment, and allows rare orchids to thrive. The Tropical Display House is filled with fragrant orchids from around the world.



Admission Information


Adults $15.00
Seniors $12.00
Children ages 3 to 17 $12.00
Children under 3 Free
Garden Members Free
CityPass Youth $49.00
CityPass Adult $69.00


SAGE Parking Facility Information
Drop-off period (0 - 15 minutes) no charge
16 - 30 minutes $ 0.75
Each additional 30 minutes $ 1.00
Maximum daily rate $15.00
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