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Gainesville Garden in Full Bloom

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The new Atlanta Botanical Garden, Gainesville opened in May, celebrating years of planning and development of one of North Georgia’s most beautiful landscapes aimed at connecting visitors with both the natural world and cultural amenities.

A short distance up I-985 beyond Gwinnett’s northern border, this extension of the renowned Atlanta Botanical Garden, represents the $21 million initial phase that will include a contemporary visitor center, 2000-seat amphitheater, a train garden and five acres of display gardens featuring nationally recognized plant collections. Future plans call for an interactive children’s garden, a native plant conservation nursery, and a student training and education center.

A horticultural operation has long been established on site, including a state-of-the-art greenhouse and a 3-acre conservation nursery, the largest in the Southeast. When fully developed, the Gainesville Garden will allow the Atlanta Botanical Garden to broaden its plant conservation efforts with endangered species.