The Atlanta Botanical Garden is opening a new garden in Gainesville in spring 2015.
1911 Sweetbay Drive
Gainesville, Georgia 30501
About the Garden in Gainesville
The location in Gainesville will open as a new destination for connecting with beauty and the natural world. Complete with a visitor center, outdoor gardens, a model train garden and an amphitheater, it will also be a cultural center for the community hosting exciting exhibitions, events, and educational programs.
The nationally recognized collections will expand the horticultural palette of Atlanta Botanical Garden. The Garden has already developed a sophisticated horticultural operation and the largest conservation nursery in the Southeast on the property. Endangered plants will be propagated on the site for the conservation program.
Groundbreaking April 2013
Located on land donated by Charles and Lessie Smithgall, the Garden is destined to be one of the largest and most diverse woodland gardens in the country. Ground was broken in April 2013 on the first phase.
L to R: Mark and Mildred Fockele, Doug and Kay Ivester, Jack Burd, Mary Pat Matheson, and Jim Spratt. Photo Courtesy of Travis Massey