Japanese Garden

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.