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Atlanta Botanical Garden
1345 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30309
The Atlanta Botanical Garden is an interactive park that contains a variety of plants and flowers from all over theMore world. It has an extensive orchid center, edible garden, rose garden, rock garden, canopy walk, Japanese garden and an aquatic plant pond. The Atlanta Botanical Garden has seasonal events that cater to all ages. For children it offers school tours, as well as a variety of camps and educational programs during summer and winter breaks. The children’s garden has a water park area in the summer. For adult entertainment it has concerts, fall beer festivals and cocktails in the garden. The Atlanta Botanical Garden creates family events, exhibits, and activities throughout the year like the Japanese Floral Show and Holidays in the Garden. Its website is very helpful and offers ways for the community to volunteer, donate and become members. The Atlanta Botanical Garden focuses on research and education, in addition to entertainment. It has a botanical and a conservation library and information center. A café is open in the garden during regular hours.
Andrew T. Crawford Ironworks
905 Bowen St NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
Andrew T. Crawford uses iron both for functional and artistic projects. He makes inventively designed railings,More furniture, gates and garden ornaments. He is also a sculptor who uses iron. A display of his work, "Forged from Nature: An Exhibtion of Garden Gates," can be seen at the Botanical Garden of Georgia in Athens through Dec. 23.