Hardin Visitor Center
Facing its neighbor for the first time, the Garden enjoys increased synergy with Piedmont Park. The Allen and Gail Hardin Visitor Center provides a beautiful new entry experience for visitors, just steps away from the SAGE Parking Facility. Built to the Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental design (LEED) specifications, this dramatic transparent structure filled with natural daylight is a lovely starting point for a visit.
The atrium sparkles with the Nepenthes Chandelier, a work in glass by artist Dale Chihuly given in memory of Jeff Lewis. The Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. Garden Theater shows videos and is also a flexible meeting site. The expanded Garden Gift Shop offers an intriguing range of botanical and environmentally sustainable products.