Explore more than 30 acres of breathtaking botanical bliss at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens, located adjacent to Piedmont Park in Midtown. Since the Garden opened more than 35 years ago, there’s been more than 50 different updates, new exhibits and upgrades applied to the facility, making these gardens a must see for any family in Atlanta.
5 reasons to visit the Atlanta Botanical Garden
Garden Lights, Holiday Nights at Atlanta Botanical Garden lights the night with one million energy-efficient LED lights every holiday season.
Weekly shows and classes include Growing Edibles, Yoga in the Garden and so much more.
Inside the Fuqua Orchid Center, see a rare collection of high-elevation orchids never before grown in the Southeast.
Spend the day with your kids visiting the Children’s Garden, swimming in the Sunflower Fountain, exploring the Venus flytraps in the Soggy Bog, and learning about honeybees in the observation hive.
Walk through the treetops on the Kendeda Canopy Walk, learn about new plants in the Sheffield Botanical Library and discover seasonal edibles in the Edible Garden
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Historic District, an area bounded roughly by Irwin, Randolph, Edgewood, Jackson, and Auburn avenues, was listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places on May 2, 1974. The district included Ebenezer Baptist Church, the MLK grave site and memorial, the MLK birthplace, shotgun row houses, Victorian houses, the Alexander Hamilton House, the Atlanta Baptist Preparatory Institute site, Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Colored Mission, Fire Station No. 6, and the Triangle Building at the intersection of Old Wheat Street and Auburn Avenue.
Much of the area was designated as a national historic landmark district on May 5, 1977.
By U.S. Congressional legislation, the site with associated buildings and gardens was authorized as a national historic site on October 10, 1980; it is administered by the National Park Service (NPS). A 22.4-acre (91,000 m2) area including 35 contributing properties was covered, including 22 previously included in the NRHP historic district. The area covered in the NRHP designation was enlarged on June 12, 2001.