Atlanta Botanical Garden

Visitors will experience the beauty of the garden's plant collections including ferns, roses, and orchids, as well as the rich diversity of animals that call the garden their home. The garden is the perfect place for campers to learn about plants from around the world and their importance in food, medicine, the environment, and as raw products. Tours for older groups let them explore different biomes in the garden while learning about habitats, biogeography, and adaptation, or the work done in the Fuqua Conservatory. With the help of a scavenger hunt booklet, younger visitors can self-guide through the garden.
 
Contact Info
Address: 1345 Piedmont Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30309. Fulton County. Tel: 404-591-1543. Email: registrar@atlantabg.org. Website: www.atlantabg.org. Hrs: Tues.-Sun. 9AM-5PM.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1.5 hours. Cost: Fee.

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.