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Atlanta Botanical Garden
Exploring the Atlanta Botanical Garden
The Chihuly Garden Exhibit is an exhibition which features the art of the glass. The exhibition was hosted in the Atlanta Botanical Garden in 2004. A number of 425,000 people visited the exhibitions in the 8 months of a running period. The exhibition was named 'Chihuly in the Garden'. The exhibition returned to the same location in Atlanta in 2016 and featured almost 19 new installations. There was a plant tissue jar stall in the exhibit which was the most visited.
The Green Expansion Plan was an expansion projection on a large scale and has been completed in 2018 at the time of the spring. The plan doubled the size of the garden and modernized it as well. A number of new facilities were introduced in the visitor center of the garden. The visitor center has a green roof which is covered by plants mostly. A cistern with the capacity of 100,000 gallons has also been introduced to save water and conserve it. An outdoor kitchen, Edible Garden was also introduced for the visitors where they could eat healthy and reconnect with healthful eating. All the trees that were removed due to construction were recycled. The visitor center further goes to the canopy walk.
The Canopy Walk is housed in the Atlanta Botanical Garden and is 180 meters long skywalk that lets the people visiting the garden to take a tour to the urban forests of the city which leads to the treetops of the Woods of Storza. The people of the city believe that this will become an icon for Atlanta. It was opened in 2010 and was expensed for $55 million dollars. The garden has an aerial view of the woodland beneath.
The Atlanta Botanical Garden has a number of small themed gardens which has various landscapes and display different plants. The entrance is decked with formal gardens like the Japanese Garden and also the Rose Garden. There are 2 woodland areas for gardens. The Upper Woodland, the first out of the two is spread over an area of 5 acres whereas the second, the Storza Woods, is spread over an area of 10 acres. The woodland garden features huge trees and flowers that love and grow in shade.
The Dorothy Chapman Fuqua Conservatory is spread over an area of 16,000 square feet and comprises of indoor exhibits, that contain plants from deserts and tropical rainforests. There is also a rainforest room in the Dorothy Chapman Fuqua Conservatory which is full of tropical birds, many exhibits of poison dart frogs and turtles. A Fuqua orchid has also been attached to the same where there are many different rooms at different elevations to raise the world's rare orchids.
The Children's Garden is a part of the garden specially designed for children, incorporating a number of sculptures, water fountains and informative exhibits on the topics of botany, nutrition, and ecology.
How to Get Tickets?
You can easily book your tickets online through this website and also pay thereafter safely and securely.
How To Get Around?
The Marta's trains are fast and have access to almost the entire city and make a good option. You can go on foot for small distances. People can also rent a bike to explore the city better.
What Should I Wear?
Wear something sporty like a pair of shorts and a lightweight top. You can layer it up with a shrug. Go for sports shoes or sneakers.
Best Time to Visit
The weather is mild and enjoyable in the months starting from March and lasting till May. The city can be enjoyed thoroughly and you can also take part in all sorts of outdoor activities.
Will I Need a Guide?
No guide is needed as all the information about the place is in store on the website to help you for the entire trip.
How To Get There?
A taxi will be available right outside the hotel. Tour buses are also a good option. The Marta Trains also have an in-depth reach into the city.