Atlanta Beltline

What is the Atlanta Beltline? What's an Arboretum? The best way to find out is to take a bus, walking, or biking tour of the massive urban redevelopment program. Putting Atlanta on a path to 21st-century economic growth and sustainability, visiting groups will not only get great views of an Arboretum, a connection to nature in an urban setting, but see history unfolding before their eyes! Immerse campers in the natural beauty of the Atlanta BeltLine with an Arboretum Walking Tour led by expert docents from Trees Atlanta. Regular tours occur Fridays and Saturday mornings, and custom tours are also available. Groups will learn about native trees, special features, historical information, and, of course, the one-of-a-kind Arboretum!
Contact Info:
Address: Trees Atlanta TreeHouse, 112 Krog Street, #7, Atlanta, GA 30307. Fulton County. Tel: 404-458-4515. Website: Hrs: By appt.
Trip Info:
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1.5-3 hours. Cost: Free.

Botanical Gardens Fun Facts

Bamboo can grow over three feet in one day (you can literally watch it grow).

There are 600 species of carnivorous plants, which trap and digest insects, frogs, or small birds (if a vegetarian eats this plant, are they still a vegetarian?)

The world’s largest flower, Rafflesia, can grow up to three feet in diameter (have campers figure out how big a bouquet would be).

The diverse world of plants is perhaps the weirdest, and most fascinating, of all living things. A guided tour can help your campers discover interesting plant facts.