Atlanta Botanical Garden
Atlanta Botanical Garden
4.5
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Monday
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 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.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Shea A
    7 contributions
    Poor Customer Service
    We attended the Holiday Lights show. We are members and didn’t realize that we had to pay for parking. We arrived a little bit early and the employees wouldn’t let us in to use the bathroom. My Husband is Type 1 diabetes so this was a serious matter. Another time during our visit one of the employees wouldn’t let us go in the same door that we came out. Again my husband was denied the emergency need for a bathroom. None of the staff were friendly during this entire visit. We are strongly considering not renewing our membership. Afterall, what is the benefit worth when you’re treated with such lack of empathy and respect?
    Visited December 2022
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 14 December 2022
  • JohnKreviews
    Georgia242 contributions
    Good all year, but don’t miss Garden Nights, Holiday Lights in December.
    The ABG’s Garden Nights, Holiday Lights is a great exhibition during the Christmas holidays. Get your timed tickets early & beware traffic to get in, which was very backed up well down Piedmont and a frustrating start to the visit. It gradually moves and the staff is friendly. Refreshment stands & bar lines were long so we didn’t try those, but the displays were fabulous, especially the mesmerizing tree-mounted light curtains set to music.
    Visited December 2022
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 19 December 2022
  • Louis H
    Atlanta, Georgia611 contributions
    Nice lights; very little Christmas themes
    The lights are good and the facility is very nice; however there were no Christmas themes. I can get they do no want to take any religious stance but there aren't any type of secular Christmas displays either(santa claus, grinch, etc). They have music playing but the only song I heard was one from Charlie Brown Christmas. The rest are non-Christmas songs. Again extremely nice setup and lights but don't go expecting to see the Christmas spirit.
    Visited December 2022
    Written 30 December 2022
  • sunshineday65
    Nassau, New Providence Island20 contributions
    Atlanta Botanical Gardens is a must see !
    Lovely botanical gardens. As an orchid lover, I decided to visit the ABG and see what the displays were on a cold day in Atlanta. WOW. They were offering Garden Nights but I really wanted to view the plants (especially tropical plants) during daytime as Christmas lights in November were now ubiquitous. The Mother Earth waterfall garden was a delight and is iconic in many postcards of Atlanta. Simply breathtaking. See the pictures and then go see for yourself...!
    Visited November 2022
    Written 10 January 2023
  • vschickie
    Atlanta, Georgia7 contributions
    Gorgeous Gardens - a MUST see!
    We visit annually, usually for the Garden Lights, Holiday Nights event. It is spectacular! Buy your tickets in advance. There is paid parking onsite, but you could just as easily get dropped off by lyft or uber. Best after dark. Dress for the weather and wear good walking shoes as it is outside. They do have onsite bathrooms and areas to grab a drink or a light bite.
    Visited December 2022
    Written 23 January 2023
  • Mr and Mrs P
    58 contributions
    Over Crowded
    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.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 17 March 2023
  • jturn
    3 contributions
    2023 magic
    Wonderful experience! Magical walkways through imaginatively created landscapes. Highly Recommend!! The parking is extremely expensive and you may wish to find parking elsewhere. The other thing to note is they do not accept any form of currency other than credit cards.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 4 April 2023
  • Valdez
    Miami, Florida2 contributions
    Very well worth it
    We went to with our 2 teenage daughters. We had lots of fun. Very nice and clean beautifully maintained. Lots of pictures were taken. We had a lot of fun learning about all the plants and flowers. The scenery is very breathtaking. We enjoyed our time here. It was nice to visit and relax. We toured the garden at our own pace. It is big and the time we went wasn’t overcrowded which was nice, gave us time to explore and take lots of beautiful pictures.if you like nature it’s a definite must visit. We ended up buying the membership because we will definitely be back.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 7 April 2023
  • Liz Yang
    Washington DC, District of Columbia18 contributions
    Atlanta Holiday Favorite
    The Botanical garden during the holidays is a magnificent sight to behold. There are beautiful light installations with the myriad of plants and foliage. You can walk through the experience with family and friends. They’re set to festive music and motion. There are large sculptural pieces too. This is an iconic Atlanta holiday tradition.
    Visited December 2022
    Travelled with friends
    Written 22 April 2023
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Dec 2023 • Family
Very disappointed in the almost total exclusion of Christmas from the Atlanta Botanical Garden displays. No Santa Claus. No traditional Christmas decorations. Of course there is no religious theme anywhere. The primary light show has lots of symphonic rock and other genres where they finally find a few seconds to include a condensed version of White Christmas. It happens to be the biggest selling single of all time. They have a DJ blasting non-Christmas music in another section of the garden. I finally spotted one area where they thankfully played a few non-religious holiday songs. No Silent Night to offend anyone. Without Christmas there would be no Botanical Garden lights.

Put some Christmas in this holiday light show. If you don't want to offend non-Christians, why don't you designate some nights for Christmas music and other nights to Star Wars, the Good, the Bad and the Ugly, The Beatles/Rolling Stones or some other non holiday theme music? Then see which nights have greater attendance and patron appreciation.
Written 4 December 2023
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roseva
Vero Beach, FL39 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
The Atlanta Botanical Gardens was beautiful. We spent 2 hours wandering around and enjoying the beautiful night. We spent extra on our ticket which gave us special glasses and a drink ticket. There was a range of prices for drinks, but the ticket covered anyone you wanted. Get there early because parking seemed to fill up quickly. We walked around Piedmont Park which is right next to the gardens till it was our time to go in.
Written 2 December 2023
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Lexi
19 contributions
Nov 2023 • Solo
I went to see the Christmas light display and it was amazing. Lots to see you can spend a couple hours here. I enjoyed getting a spiked cocoa and just enjoying the lights and music.
Written 29 November 2023
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Victoria p
Cape Coral, FL12 contributions
Nov 2023 • Family
Very beautiful and relaxing, teens and little ones enjoyed also. Loved trains! Had some spiked eggnog yummy! The light show was the best.
Written 26 November 2023
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Daniele Pimentel
14 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
Went there during the night for the Christina’s light show and it was one of the best experiences I had. Really pretty and cozy. A must go if you are visiting on November/december.
Written 24 November 2023
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Maddison P
3 contributions
May 2023 • Family
The Canopy Walk was a personal favorite, feeling like I was in a treetop adventure. Plus, there are cool events happening all the time. Can you imagine a concert surrounded by flowers? Because that's a thing here! If you're into nature, flowers, or just looking for a chill day surrounded by beauty, the Atlanta Botanical Garden is a must-visit.
Written 16 November 2023
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Calvin S
3 contributions
Sep 2023 • Family
Whether you have a passion for nature, an interest in photography, or are seeking a tranquil escape in the city center, the Atlanta Botanical Garden should be at the top of your list. This outstanding destination seamlessly blends education, entertainment, and the wonders of the natural world, solidifying its status as one of Atlanta's most cherished attractions.
Written 15 November 2023
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Susan E
Philadelphia, PA1,041 contributions
Sep 2023 • Solo
If you like flowers and are in Atlanta would recommend the lovely Atlanta Botanic Gardens. Alas there is no senior discount and I ordered a yogurt fruit parfait which had moldy fruit, so did the replacement. I got a refund and realized when I got my credit card statement that I got shorted $1 on the refund. Aside from that the children’s garden is outstanding as is the Earth Goddess which is not to be missed.
Written 4 November 2023
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JensAddictions
Chepstow, United Kingdom17 contributions
Oct 2023 • Business
The Americans know how to do parks and public spaces. The botanical gardens are on the edge of Piedmont Park in Atlanta and the whole area is stunning.

Piedmont Park is free to enter and us Brits could learn a thing or two from our American cousins about how to do public spaces - it's inviting, incredibly well presented and extremely clean and well care for.

If it was in the UK it would be overgrown, strewn with litter and cost a fortune to enter!

The botanical gardens carries a fee to enter but it's well worth it and we spend quite a few hours exploring the various areas. The canopy garden and the cascades I particularly enjoyed, it was just stunning.

If you're in the Atlanta area I would highly recommend a visit - it's not something easy to describe via text, just go.
Written 1 November 2023
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David C
Naples, FL149 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
I can see why this is rated as one of best gardens to se in the US. I have been to a few and while they all are beautiful, the Atlanta one has the Earth Goddess (no blooms in October), the Orchid/rain forest/desert area and just a wonderfully decorated environment (we went right before Halloween). Unfortunately, not many plants are named but using your iPhone takes care of that! I was disappointed to not visit certain sections due to maintenance or a private function.
Written 20 October 2023
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