5 best places to see flowers in Atlanta


5 best places to see flowers in Atlanta

When you want to spend a day exploring Atlanta's best flower gardens, you'll want to find yourself at one of these Atlanta area locations.

Atlanta Botanical Garden (1345 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta, GA 30309) – The garden is full of color throughout the year. Tuesdays through Fridays at 1:30 p.m., meet a volunteer tour guide at the Visitors Center for a tour of the garden that is included with admission. During each tour, the guide will lead the group to see the garden's most recent buds, sprouts and blossoms. For an added eyeful, be sure to visit April 30- October 30 when Chihuly in the Garden fills the grounds.

Woodruff Park (Peachtree Street at Edgewood Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30303) – The Daffodil Project has planted over 279,000 daffodils all over the world in memory of the 1.5 million children who died in the Holocaust. Atlanta's Woodruff Park is home to many of those plants and features themed events each spring to celebrate their blooming. Each Friday in March visit the park during lunch and be entertained during Dancing with the Daffodils.

Smith-Gilbert Gardens (2382 Pine Mountain Road, Kennesaw, GA 30152) – On the grounds of the historic Hiram Butler House (ca. 1880), 16 acres are full of natural and sculpted garden landscape featuring over 3,000 species of plants. In addition to serving as a great space for an outdoor wedding, the grounds are also home to the only public bonsai garden in Georgia.

Oakland Cemetery (248 Oakland Ave. SE, Atlanta, GA 30312) – The grounds of Atlanta's historic cemetery come alive with springtime blossoms each year. Individuals and families are invited to experience Daffodil Day on the grounds on March 19 when they can partake in garden walks, garden presentations, kid's craft areas and kid's story times all for free.

Goizueta Gardens at the Atlanta History Center (130 W. Paces Ferry Road NW, Atlanta, GA 30305) – Six distinct gardens and 22-acres of trails are tucked into the landscape of the Atlanta History Center. From blooms of species that predate settlement of Georgia to an Asian American Garden to a formal, sculpted array of plants, the History Center's grounds have it all.

Outside of Atlanta, visit Gibbs Gardens in Ball Ground where acres of sculpted, flowered landscape welcome visitors. March 12-13 the gardens will host their annual Daffodil Festival. South of the metro area, Callaway Gardens welcomes visitors to explore their many flower-filled gardens while Hills and Dales Estate in LaGrange offers visitors a chance to see the flower-filled grounds that inspired Cason Callaway to create Callaway Gardens.

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