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Atlanta Botanical Garden

A highlight of the Atlanta Botanical Garden is the Fuqua Conservatory, a giant greenhouse enclosing different climate-controlled eco-systems that was financed by an Atlanta businessman in memory of his wife. A walk through the conservatory takes visitors from a desert into a steamy tropical jungle. Outdoors the gardens are criss-crossed with dedicated nature walks, bypassing many quiet spots designed for peaceful contemplation, as well as tasteful garden sculptures.

Address: 1345 Piedmont Ave

Website: www.atlantabotanicalgarden.org

Telephone: (404) 876 5859

Transport: North Decatur bus 36 from the Arts Center Station; on Sundays, Monroe/Lindbergh bus 27

Opening times: Tuesday to Sunday 9am-7pm (April to October), 9am-5pm (November to March).

Admission: $18.95 (adults), $12.95 (children 3-12 years), concessions available.