Botanical Gardens In and Around Atlanta

Botanical Gardens In and Around AtlantaNow that it is spring, there are so many beautiful blooms in Georgia. While we all may not have green thumbs, there are some great places to take the family to enjoy an array of beautiful flowers without having to plant them yourself. Take a day trip or a weekend getaway to visit some of these gardens in around Atlanta.

Botanical Gardens In and Around Atlanta

Atlanta Botanical Garden

1345 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30309

Welcome to Atlanta’s urban oasis. All guests must have timed tickets for admission. Daytime member admission is complimentary, and no member reservations are required.

Atlanta Botanical Garden-Gainesville

1911 Sweetbay Dr, Gainesville, GA 30501

There’s always something new blooming in the garden. If you have been once before, then you need to go again because ABG is never the same place twice. Not only can you stroll the grounds and admire the flowers, but they also have events, classes, exhibitions, and lots of outdoor fun! Check out their events and class calendar here. For the Gainesville location events and classes click here.

Callaway Resort and Gardens

17617 US Hwy 27, Pine Mountain, GA 31822

You can now view the 100,000 blooming tulips and coming soon will be blooming Azaleas plus much more! March through April 30th you can experience 2,500 acres of endless fields of flowers and 50 whimsical topiaries covered in vibrant blooms at the Spring Flower Fest at Callaway Gardens.


Gibbs Gardens

1987 Gibbs Dr, Ball Ground, GA 30107

20+million daffodils! Yes, you read that right! Gibbs Gardens has the largest daffodil display in the nation. Check out their daffodils along with several other flowers in bloom with their bloom calendar here.

Hamilton Gardens at Lake Chatuge

96 Pavilion Road Hiawassee, GA

This 33-acre woodland garden paradise is the largest collection of rhododendrons in the southeast. There are many varieties of rhododendrons in this collection which bloom in all colors, shapes, and sizes. The bloom season appears regularly from mid-April to mid-May and offers a spectacular visitor experience. It is celebrated each year as “A Blooming Affair at Hamilton Gardens”. Check out their other events here.

Lockerly Arboretum

1534 Irwinton Rd, Milledgeville, GA 31061

LockerlyThe Lockerly Arboretum provides visitors with 50 acres of walking trails, multiple gardens, and a tropical greenhouse. While school-age children are their primary focus with educational programs, field trips, and summer camps, they do still have workshops, education programs, and events for adults as well so be sure to check out their events calendar here.

Massee Lane Gardens

100 Massee Ln, Fort Valley, GA 31030

Massee Lane is known to have the world’s finest collections of camellias with a nine-acre garden. Learn everything there is to know about camellia under their education and camellia tab here. Or catch their events and plan to go to next year’s Festival of Camellias that happens in February.

Smith-Gilbert Gardens

382 Pine Mountain Rd, Kennesaw, GA 30152

Discover play structures throughout the gardens, explore the butterfly house or the bonsai exhibit, and experience over 20,000 daffodil blooms. There is something for everyone! Be sure to check out their family programs page here.

The State Botanical Garden of Georgia

2450 S Milledge Ave, Athens, GA 30605

The State Botanical Garden of Georgia is home to a stunning range of collections, displays, and trails including a children’s garden. It’s a great place to bring the whole family with a variety of engaging shows, children’s clubs and programs, family festivals, full moon hikes, and summer camps. Check out all they have to offer for children and families here and the adult programs here.

Other Gardens to Explore

Now that you have a list of botanical gardens to explore, it’s time to stop and smell the flowers. Do you have a favorite botanical garden or one to add to the list? Let us know in the comments.


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