Image by N’neka

Atlanta Parent readers recommend some of these locales for a great backdrop for photos and a fun experience with the kids:

Atlanta Botanical Garden ( You’ll always find flowers or orchids in bloom, plus sculptures and water features.  (Admission fee).
Cator Woolford Gardens at the Frazer Center ( Several readers mentioned this garden at 1815 S. Ponce de Leon Ave., Atlanta; call ahead to make sure the garden isn’t closed for a special event.
Medlock Park and Mason Mill Park in DeKalb County: The trail connecting the two parks has woods, a train bridge, stone bridges and graffiti walls.
Olmsted Linear Park ( The park extends along Ponce de Leon Ave., with lots of blooming plants and benches.
Atlanta Beltline ( Lots of green space and shade, artworks and play areas make the path through Atlanta’s neighborhoods interesting for photos.
Centennial Olympic Park ( Cascading water fountains and the Olympic Rings Fountain are among features of the park.

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