Visiting the Atlanta Botanical Gardens

This is a great place to see beautiful gardens and to look for birds!

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of visiting the Atlanta Botanical Gardens in Atlanta, Georgia. I always enjoy visiting different botanical gardens but many times, they are so manicured that there are very few birds around (I love to see birds everywhere I go!). I was very happy to see that this botanical garden was very different!

ATL Botanical Garden Sign

We started our walk by taking the Kendeda Canopy Walk  through Storza Woods. This area is one of the last remaining mature hardwood forest in the City of Atlanta and makes up nearly half of the 30 acre property that the botanical gardens is on. In just a short walk, it was very clear that this would be a great spot to see migrant birds during the spring and fall. I’ll have to come back in the spring with my binoculars and camera. This trail also took us by one of the most beautiful botanical sculptures in the whole garden!

This was one of the most impressive sculptures at the botanical gardens. It's called Earth Goddess.

This was one of the most impressive sculptures at the botanical gardens. It’s called Earth Goddess.

As we continued around to all of the other exhibits, there continued to be birds everywhere. From a families of cardinals and Carolina Wrens to Chimney Swifts zipping around overhead, there were always birds around for me to look at!

Another part of botanical gardens that I loved were all of the animal sculptures. Here are a few of my favorites!

These huge gorillas were very impressive!

These huge gorillas were very impressive!

I love the detail in the wings of this butterfly sculpture.

I love the detail in the wings of this butterfly sculpture.

Orangutans are such cool species and the gardens did a great job with making these sculptures really look like the real thing!

Orangutans are such cool species and the gardens did a great job with making these sculptures really look like the real thing!

Have you ever visited the Atlanta Botanical Gardens? If so, what was your favorite part?

  1. Joan Morford says

    Last year we visited the Montreal Botanical Gardens, which had very similar exhibits (same designer?). And they were very impressive. I would love to see these gardens in Atlanta–maybe next year.

  2. Deb Jones says

    I love the Fuqua Orchid center. I love the pansy orchid in their cool misty habitat, wonderful on a hot Atlanta day.

  3. Laura Sanio says

    Love the Atlanta Botanical Gardens. We are members and visit often. The Childrens Garden is our favorite. Many frogs and tadpoles canbe see in the ponds. Hawks often circle. Once we saw a duck swimming in a pond and once Acheron was trying to fish by the tropical conservatory. Very fun, beautiful and peaceful place to visit right in the heart of Midtown Atlanta.

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