Located in Midtown Atlanta, the Botanical Garden was incorporated in 1976 as the private corporation Atlanta Garden Inc. A number of activities like art exhibits and social events started to take place. Within three years from its opening, the garden welcomed about 50,000 visitors. The Children's Garden, the Fuqua Conservatory and the Fuqua Orchid Center were part of the garden's expansions. Also, an exhibition of the sculpture of Niki de Saint Phalle opened to the public. These enormous sculptures came from France, Germany, and California and have become very popular since then. People take this opportunity to take pictures here for their social media.
The Botanical Garden's mission has been to develop and maintain plant collections for the purposes of display, education, conservation, enjoyment, and research. Examples of this are the following exhibitions: David Roger's Big Bugs and Killer Plants in 2007, Sculpture in Motion, Art Choreographed by Nature in 2008, and an exhibition of the monumental bronze sculptures of Henry Moore in 2009. Depending on the seasons, the exhibits change. For example in summer 2012, the Garden hosted an exhibition of contemporary sculptures called Independent Visitors. In the winter of 2011, the Garden started to host a show with more than 1 million lights that attracted more than 160,000 visitors.
Open from Tuesday to Sunday at 9 am, the Botanical Garden offers the opportunity to explore different plant collections as well as unique exhibitions that make the experience completely worth it. There are events for everyone: a culinary experience called Well-Seasoned Chef that runs from May to October, and frog feeding experience at The Lou Glenn Children’s Garden, and much more. Don't miss the opportunity to explore this magic place!
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