Have you been to the Atlanta Botanical Garden lately? I have lived here for quite a long time and I haven’t ever explored the gardens before. I was quite surprised how expansive the grounds are and how absolutely gorgeous every space is. When I was there, I felt like I wasn’t even in the city anymore. Plan on spending an afternoon there because it will take you some time to go through all the outdoor and indoor spaces. You can even grab a bite to eat!
Pictured above is the award-winning Levy Parterre Formal Garden. It is comprised of boxwood-edged beds arranged symmetrically around an Italian limestone fountain featuring artist Dale Chihuly’s dazzling blue and white glass sculpture. The day I went to visit was brilliantly sunny and the light coming through the sculpture was breathtaking.
Pictured below is the tranquil Cascades Garden with flowers and flowing water features throughout. The entire area is surrounded by woods and provides a very peaceful spot to sit and rest a while.
Below is the Levy Parterre Formal Garden with its skyline view of the city.
The Japanese Garden, pictured below, is one of the oldest areas of the Atlanta Botanical Garden.
One of my favorite areas is the Edible Garden. I love to eat! Here, fruits and veggies make for gorgeous landscaped area. They also have an outdoor kitchen where Atlanta area chefs present cooking classes. Yet another reason to visit the Atlanta Botanical Garden.
Below is the Dorothy Chapman Fuqua Conservatory, which displays plants in tropical and desert environments, along with plants that are rare, threatened or endangered.
Below is the Kendeda Canopy Walk, which was very cool! The bridge itself is quite stunning from above and below. It extends 600 feet from the hillside into the trees and is 12 feet wide.