4 Things to Know About the New Atlanta Botanical Children’s Garden

Larger splash area

Remember the twisting, spraying flowers and fountains? Now the splash pad area is twice the size of the old one. Kids can splash and cool off on hot days, and caregivers and parents now have plenty of room to sit and watch the fun.

Favorite areas remain the same

The carnivorous plant bog, full of critter-eating plants, is now much larger but remains in the same location. Make sure to say hello to your gnome friends under the waterfall and your fish friends in the pond.

Hands-on learning

The new building area will facilitate your young architect, and a new water “painting” wall will satisfy your budding artist. Musical instruments will also be on hand for endless creative possibilities. Nature play activities and classes will be coming soon led by the new Educational Horticulturist. 

Playground area for active play:

The old treehouse play area has been renovated to include more areas for climbing and exploring. Climbing nets, bridges to connect, larger slides and a climbing wall will turn your child into a monkey in no time.

– Teresa Farkas

The Details

The Lou Glenn Children’s Garden at Atlanta Botanical Gardens
1345 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta
404-876-5859; atlantabg.org
Hours: Closed Mon., Tues. 9 a.m. -7 p.m., Wed.-Sun., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Cost: Adults, $21.95; ages 3-12, $15.95; ages 2 and younger, free. Classes included with admission.
Information: On-site parking is available in the SAGE Parking Facility: 0-30 min., free; 31-60 min., $2; each additional 30 min., $1.


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