Day Hall has recently undergone a beautiful transformation with a completely updated décor. The largest event space in the Garden, it is available for diverse needs from conferences and lectures to parties and receptions. This airy hall features elegant soft blue walls, gorgeous cork flooring, contemporary organic lighting and floor-to-ceiling windows. West doors open into the Mediterranean influenced Cox Courtyard while east doors lead onto Lanier Terrace, just steps away from the Levy Parterre.
Fragrance, color and memories of days past enhance the Rose Garden. The favorite flower of many, roses included in this Rose Garden are pest and disease-resistant varieties particularly suited to the Atlanta area, with its heavy clay soil and high humidity. Heirloom varieties include favorites such as Souvenir de la Malmaison and Rêve d'Or. Don't miss the rose arbor with 21 varieties of climbing roses growing on chain swags framed against the Midtown skyline.
Plan an event in the treetops on the spectacular 600 foot long Canopy Walk. Sourwood Terrace serves as the woodland landing for seated dinners or cocktail parties. Guests may stroll the Canopy Walk for wonderful views of Storza Woods.
Mershon Hall is a beautiful, classical building with elegant lighting, bamboo floors, modern craftsman interior design and double Palladian doors leading outside. The main room is adjacent to a catering kitchen. An elevator or stairs takes guests to marble restrooms. West doors lead onto the award-winning Levy Parterre, winner of the Urban Design Commission 2003 Award for Landscape Design, filled with colorful flowers 12 months a year.
The Allen and Gail Hardin Visitor Center provides a beautiful new entry experience for visitors, just steps away from the SAGE Parking Facility. This dramatic transparent structure filled with natural daylight is a lovely starting point for a visit. The well-appointed Conference Rooms provides an impressive setting for a small group meeting.
Accessible via the Flower Bridge, the Trustees Garden is a walled secret garden defined by four classical pavilions at the corners, with formal dwarf boxwood edging to the flower beds. A beautiful balustrade winds up to the entrance, providing a gorgeous vista over the Cascades Garden.
Alston Overlook delivers a breathtaking panorama. Across the colorful beds of the Levy Parterre, the Fuqua Conservatory is framed by the Midtown skyline. Further in the distance, the Downtown skyline hovers above the treetops of Piedmont Park.
The Fragrance Garden is a quiet garden tucked between the Fuqua Conservatory and Orchid Center. Fragrant herbs, brilliant flowers and a reflecting pond create an ideal gathering space for small ceremonies.
Small but exquisite, the Japanese Garden is one of the oldest areas of the Garden, begun in Piedmont Park in the 1960s before the Atlanta Botanical Garden was chartered. Irises and azaleas bloom in spring, maples change color and drop their leaves in the fall, but most plants in the Japanese Garden are evergreen; color is used sparingly to highlight seasonal change since reverence of nature is the guiding philosophy in a Japanese garden.
GardenHouse contains two spaces ideal for meetings, classes, or lectures. Both the Workshop and Classroom are accessed via stairs or elevator off the Mediterranean inspired Cox Courtyard. The Workshop is ideal for medium to large meetings and the Classroom is perfect for a small group.
The Georgia-Pacific Classroom is filled with natural light. The space is flanked by the Garden Art Gallery and adjacent to the Fuqua Orchid Center. A nearby warming kitchen makes the room perfect for working lunches or cocktail parties. (925 sq. ft.)
The Fuqua Orchid Center provides an exciting opportunity for visitors to see the Atlanta Botanical Garden's distinguished orchid collection. Unique in the United States, its mission is the display and conservation of orchids and the education of visitors about orchids.
The glasshouse complex showcases the Atlanta Botanical Garden's existing tropical orchid collection and provides specialized facilities for a new collection of montane orchids that grow at high elevations.
Availability and capacity subject to seasonal displays and exhibitions.
Beginning May 2015, there will a gorgeous new place to celebrate in Gainesville! In addition to beautiful new gardens, the Gainesville location offers a variety of options for private rentals. Say “I do” under a cathedral of trees with woodland blooms or host a party inside the striking event space overlooking a terrace pond.