By Deb Taylor

Flower gardens are one of the most beautiful creations in this world. Flowers are beautiful to look at, very fragrant and can bring about a feeling of happiness. A flower garden can be a very peaceful, calming place to walk through, or maybe to sit and enjoy a good book or just reflect. Atlanta and surrounding areas have some really beautiful gardens for your whatever your pleasure.

Atlanta Botanical Gardens
1345 Piedmont Ave. N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 876-5859

www.atlantabg.org

The Atlanta Botanical Gardens is a sight to behold. Aside from the beautiful garden itself, the Atlanta Botanical Gardens host many events. Everything from “cocktails in the gardens” to “concerts in the gardens,” There’s even a children’s garden complete with a splash pad. You have to make a visit to this beautiful garden where you can appreciate all the beauty it has to offer.

Woodruff Park
Peachtree Street at Edgewood Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 546-6744
www.atlantadowntown.com

Another gorgeous garden in the Atlanta area is Woodruff Park. Woodruff Park is home to more than 20,000 daffodils, and they are absolutely gorgeous. The daffodils were planted by a non-profit organization to raise awareness of more than 1.5 billion children killed in the Holocaust. In fact, Woodruff Park is one of many locations in the Atlanta area that these daffodils were planted in honor of the children of the Holocaust. When in bloom, they are a sight to behold.

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Smith-Gilbert Gardens
2382 Pine Mountain Road
Kennesaw, Georgia 30152
(770) 919-0248
www.smithgilbertgardens.com

There are over 3,000 different kinds of plants at Smith-Gilbert Gardens in Kennesaw. Along with the beauty of the gardens, they offer many programs for children to play and learn about nature. From July to September, the gardens offers another kind of color and beauty, their butterfly house and back for another season. From the beauty and color of the gardens and matching aesthetic magic of the butterflies, it’s an awesome day spent in nature.

Goizueta Gardens
130 West Paces Ferry Road N.W.
Atlanta, GA 30305
(404) 814-4000
www.atlantahistorycenter.com

Goizueta Gardens is actually located within the Atlanta History Center. There are actually six gardens that are located in the Goizueta Gardens including Mary Howard Gilbert Memorial Quarry Garden, Smith Family Farm Garden, Swan House Gardens, Frank A. Smith Memorial Rhododendron Garden, Sims Asian Gardens, and the Swan Woods. Get out and enjoy the sunshine and the beautiful plants, trees, trails and serene settings that Atlanta has to offer. In the middle of a bustling, overly busy and active city, it’s refreshing to find places such as these.

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