3. The Atlanta Botanical Garden
Lovers of flora will want to visit the Atlanta Botanical Garden while staying in the city. The Garden is a large thirty-acre structure that contains thousands of plant species. The gardens are divided into outdoor and indoor collections, which are themselves divided into several different exhibits each based upon types of plant life. For example, the Desert House features many plants and flowers native to southern Africa, while the High Elevation House contains flora from the Andes Mountains of South America. Popular exhibits also include the Orchid Display House and the outdoor Rose Garden.
If you’re visiting Atlanta in the summertime, you’re in luck – from May to October, the Botanical Garden runs a series of cooking exhibitions hosted by top chefs, who use the produce of the museum’s own vegetable garden to create culinary masterpieces. If you can’t make it to one of these fascinating events, however, you still might easily be able to spend an entire day at the Botanical Garden if you have a bent towards botany.