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Atlanta

Atlanta Botanical Gardens

The 30 acre gardens located adjacent to Piedmont Park in Midtown were incorporated in 1976 as Botanical Gardens to maintain plant collections for conservation and enjoyment. Home to the famed Canopy Walk built in 2010, this 600-foot-long skywalk allows visitors to tour the last remaining urban forests ¬from 40 feet above in the air through treetops of the Storza Woods. The structure provides an aerial view of the woodland garden below.

The Botanical Garden is composed of a number of smaller themed gardens, each having different landscapes displaying the variety of plants. There are formal gardens like the Japanese and rose gardens. Two woodland areas, the 5 acres Upper Woodland and the 10 acres Storza Woods feature large trees and shade-loving flowers and undergrowth. The Children`s Garden features whimsical sculptures, fountains, and exhibits on ecology and botany.