Best Places to See Daffodils and Spring Flowers
In the spring, Atlanta’s winter landscape comes alive with colorful blooms. Daffodils are usually at their peak by mid-March; visit some of the area’s most colorful gardens and enjoy the view.
These beautiful blooms – over 275,000 of them – are a living holocaust memorial; the organization’s goal is to plant 1.5 million flowers worldwide. Stroll through one of the many downtown plantings, including the “ribbon of awareness” between the Center for Civil and Human Rights and the King Center, or head to Dunwoody’s Brook Run Park where 5,000 bulbs have been planted as part of the initiative.
Visit Atlanta’s oldest public park in early March to see the best display of thousands of heirloom daffodils. A downloadable map and signage helps visitors learn the origins of some of Oakland’s beautiful and historic bulbs. More sights to see as you stroll along the cemetery’s many pathways and sections include flowering trees, historic architecture, ancient oaks and magnolias, a greenhouse, and an arboretum. Atlanta.
Less than an hour north of Atlanta, this award-winning botanical garden has 220 acres of plants, streams and waterfalls, and is carpeted with over 20 million daffodils in spring. You’ll also see ferns, azaleas, dogwood and cherry blossoms and more. In May, the daffodils are highlighted by Art Blooms, a temporary installation of art by students in the Master Craftsman program at Kennesaw State University. Other not-to-miss displays include the Manor House Gardens, Japanese Gardens and Water Lily Gardens. Advance ticket purchase is required. Ball Ground.
More Great Places to See Spring Blooms
Atlanta Botanical Gardens; Atlanta and Gainesville.
Atlanta History Center; Atlanta.
Callaway Gardens; Pine Mountain.
The Garden at Barnsley Resort; Adairsville.
Lake Claire Community Trust; Atlanta.
Smith-Gilbert Gardens; Kennesaw.
Woodlands Garden; Decatur.