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Four Botanical Gardens You Can’t Miss this Spring

  • Savannah Botanical Gardens

Springtime is warming up nicely at botanical gardens all over Georgia. Now is the time to enjoy that special sweetness in the air as nature awakens with colorful displays.

Smith-Gilbert Gardens. Photo from Facebook.
Smith-Gilbert Gardens. Photo from Facebook.

Smith-Gilbert Gardens

Smith-Gilbert Gardens is composed of serene woodland paths that showcase more than 3,000 species just minutes from Kennesaw Mountain. Unique plantings and fascinating elements such as The Rose Garden, Bonsai Exhibit and waterfall area delight the senses in this designated wildlife habitat. Smith-Gilbert Gardens is open Tuesday through Sunday.

Callaway Gardens
Callaway Gardens

Callaway Gardens

Celebrate spring with amazing, world-renowned displays of azaleas, dogwoods, tulips and more. The whole family can find countless ways to explore spring at Callaway Gardens. Miles of scenic bike trails wind through the gardens and woodlands, exciting ziplines crisscross the trees, and the butterfly center makes magic. Callaway also offers overnight accommodations and packages, featuring a spring wine tasting, full moon adventures and an Easter special.

Atlanta Botanical Garden. Photo from Facebook.
Atlanta Botanical Garden. Photo from Facebook.

Atlanta Botanical Garden

Spring comes alive in Atlanta with thousands of tulips, daffodils, crocus and more. Take a stroll along the canopy walk, explore beautiful blossoms during Orchid Daze, and enjoy meadows of vibrant colors during “Atlanta Blooms.”

Savannah Botanical Gardens

Savannah Botanical Gardens include nature trails, a picturesque pond, and an archaeological exhibit among the formal and natural displays. Enjoy the Southern charm of the historic Reinhard House, the sweet sounds of songbirds, and wander along a path that explores camellias, ferns and a children’s garden. Admission is free.

 

Candy Cook

Candy is Georgia’s official Outdoor Explorer and the author of the blog “Happy Trails Wild Tales.” Click here for more Outdoor content from Candy.

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