Atlanta Botanical Gardens: A Must-See This Spring and Summer

Prior to my visit to the garden I visited the Botanical Garden website and found a very comprhensive and helpful site.  The site gives ideas of how to plan your day at the garden and has fun family activities, like a scavenger hunt and critter crawl.  The highlights of my trip were:

The Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Children’s Garden where children can frolic in the sunflower fountain, so bring a bathsuit and towel.  This area may be a little disappointing for children over 4, as the toddlers have dominion over the fountain.  Children can also learn about growing a vegatable garden, play Peter Rabbit and discover dinosaur fossils.

The Japanese Garden a small relaxing combination of the “three old friends,” stone, bamboo and water.

The Fuqua Conservatory which had a tropical rainforest, with poison frogs, quails and carnivorous plants , a desert house, with prickly cacti, a collection of herb trees and a orchid house.  Did you know that vanilla comes from an orchid? 

The Cafe catered by Sun in My Belly, the food was reasonably priced and surprisingly gormet.  Ranging from a hot dog kids meals to ham, asparagus and havarti quiche.  I had a mozzarella, baby greens and pesto sandwich with edamame and carrot salad, delicious and filling.

Overall the gardens was a great day.  Whether you plan to take the kids or take a date, a day at the Atlanta Botanical Garden can be as exciting or relaxing as you desire.  Don’t forget to check out their website www.atlantabotanicalgarden.org and click on the Plan Your Visit/Day Planner tab for helpful guides to get the most out your time at the gardens.

Cost:  Adult $15.00 Child $12.00 Children under 2 free (website says 3)

Membership rates begin at $55.00.

**Note: UPS employess  and three guests are free during the Moore in America exhibit. **

 www.atlantabotanicalgarden.org   

1345 Piedmont Ave. NE Atlanta, GA 30309       404.876.5859

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