Atlanta Botanical Garden
Atlanta Botanical Garden

Six Botanical Gardens You Can’t Miss this Spring

Springtime warms up nicely at botanical gardens all over Georgia. Enjoy that special sweetness in the air as nature awakens with colorful displays.

Gibbs Gardens

Stroll along paths covered with fragrant flowers at Gibbs Gardens in Ball Ground.
Stroll along paths covered with fragrant flowers at Gibbs Gardens in Ball Ground.

Spring is in the air at Gibbs Gardens with millions of golden daffodils covering rolling fields. Stroll along paths, traverse hills, and wander through the woods to experience more than 220 acres of specialty gardens including the Japanese and Waterlily Gardens.

Smith-Gilbert Gardens

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

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.

Atlanta Botanical Garden

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

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.”

State Botanical Garden

Wander the 313 acres of themed gardens and nature trails at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia in Athens. Free admission. - State Botanical Garden of Georgia
Wander the 313 acres of themed gardens and nature trails at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia in Athens. Free admission. - State Botanical Garden of Georgia

Celebrating its 50th Anniversary, the State Botanical Garden is a 313-acre preserve set aside by UGA in 1968 for the study and enjoyment of plants and nature. It contains a number of specialized theme gardens and collections, more than five miles of nature trails, and four major facilities including a tropical conservatory.

Savannah Botanical Gardens

Savannah Botanical Gardens
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.

Published: March 2016
Written by: Candy Cook