Atlanta, How Does Your Garden Grow? Atlanta Botanical Gardens
One of the perks of living in Ansley Park, is getting to have the Atlanta Botanical Gardens in your backyard. For Morningside and Ansley Park dwellers, just a hop, skip, and a jump across Piedmont Road, there’s a place that will make you feel like a kid again with every turn.
For some of us, keeping one plant alive is a major challenge, but the volunteers, designers, and gardeners that maintain this place keep hundreds of thousands of plants alive and looking beautiful, and they make it look easy.
Even on a rainy day, The Botanical Gardens will make you forget the gloom above and see a world of colorful beings that always find the sun. From most homes in Ansley Park, you can smell the sweet aroma of budding flowers year round. Right now, they are celebrating the 10th anniversary of Orchid Daze, an indoor experience with flowers everywhere; even hanging from the ceilings and the walls. Going on now through April 15th, it’s definitely an experience.
If you’re that guy or girl reading this and simultaneously looking at your black thumb and thinking about the fact that you can barely keep a cactus alive, think again. The teachers at Atlanta Botanical Gardens have turned many thumbs green. They’ll teach you how to start your own vegetable garden, prune the trees outside of your Intown Atlanta home, or how to start an Orchid Daze extravaganza of your own. For those who like to live a little dangerously, there’s a beekeeping class coming up in April.
The next event is already in the works. At this very moment, there are 300,000 of bulbs beneath the ground just waiting to burst. Atlanta Blooms! begins in March. If you visit now, you can already see the spring chickens coming up for air. During this same time, several works by Andrew Crawford, a metal artist who has created several intricate gates will be featured.
This is only the tip of the tulip. There are so many things to explore that you are bound to get lost which is part of the fun so leave the map at the front gate. A person could spend a whole day here and still not see it all. No matter who you decide to bring, a blind date, a family member or an old friend, there will never be a dull moment with all of this color.
Article by: Lindley Knight