Mission and History:
The mission of the Atlanta Botanical Garden is to develop and maintain plant collections for display, education, research, conservation and enjoyment.
2010 - Present:
2010 Grand opening of the Canopy Walk, Edible Garden and Cascades Garden marks completion of expansion project nearly doubling the size of the Garden
2011 Atlanta Blooms debuts first year as the new springtime exhibition featuring hundreds of thousands of bulbs; Garden Lights, Holiday Nights tradition opens with one million energy-efficient LED lights
2012 Woodruff Foundation awards the Garden with 2.5 million gift for development of Atlanta Botanical Garden, Gainesville.
2013 Ron Determann honored by the Garden Club of America for conservation work; Ground broken for Atlanta Botanical Garden, Gainesville; Garden nets record attendance with more than 525,000 visitors
2014 Construction begins on Atlanta Botanical Garden, Gainesville; New restaurant partnership with Chef Linton Hopkins for The CafÃ© at Linton's in the Garden; Garden kicks off 50 million Nourish & Flourish capital campaign for new and renovated gardens and facilities.
2015 Bruce Munro: Light in the Garden is presented as the summer exhibition; The Atlanta Botanical Garden, Gainesville, opens its first phase of development.
2016 The Garden welcomes an encore exhibition of Dale Chihuly's art, Chihuly in the Garden; A new restaurant, Linton's, opens, featuring James Beard Award-winning Chef Linton Hopkins' cuisine; The renovated Children's Gardens opens and is renamed the Lou Glenn Children's Garden. The first book about the Garden, Urban Oasis: The Atlanta Botanical Garden, is published.