Atlanta Botanical Gardens
The Atlanta Botanical Garden is a 30 acre (12 hectare) botanical garden located within Piedmont Park in Midtown Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

The Atlanta Botanical Garden contains several different landscapes to display a variety of plants. Near the entrance are formal gardens, such as the Japanese garden, the herb garden, and the rose garden. Two woodland areas, the 5 acre Upper Woodland and the 10-acre Storza Woods feature large trees and shade-loving flowers and undergrowth. The Children's Garden features whimsical sculptures, fountains, and interpretive exhibits on botany, ecology, and nutrition. The 16,000 square foot Dorothy Chapman Fuqua Conservatory contains indoor exhibits of plants from tropical rainforests and deserts. The rainforest room of the Fuqa Conservatory is also populated by tropical birds, turtles, and an exhibit of poison dart frogs, which are part of a collaborative effort between the Atlanta Botanical Garden and Zoo Atlanta (www.saveafrog.org). Adjoining this building, the Fuqua Orchid Center contains separate rooms simulating the tropics and high elevations in order to house rare orchids from around the world.

The Atlanta Botanical Garden was incorporated in 1976. In 1985, the Garden built its first permanent structure, the Gardenhouse. The Children's Garden was built in 1999. The Fuqua Conservatory opened in 1989 and the Fuqua Orchid Center was added in 2002.

On April 29, 2006, an exhibition of the sculpture of Niki de Saint Phalle opened to the public. These huge mosaic sculptures came to the Garden from France, Germany and California.

Source: Wikipedia
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