Enjoy a peaceful retreat within the city when you explore the 30-acre botanical garden near Piedmont Park in Midtown Atlanta. The Botanical Garden is comprised of smaller themed gardens, displaying different varieties of plants. Near the entrance you will see the formal gardens, like the Japanese garden and the Rose garden. There are two woodland areas, the Upper Woodland and the Storza Woods, each feature large trees and shade-loving flowers. You will also want to see the exquisite Fuqua Orchid Center, the conservatory, and the Aquatic Plant Pool. In the Children's Garden, there are whimsical scupltures, fountains, and educational exhibits on ecology, nutrition and botany.
The Grand Opening of the Canopy Walk, Edible Gardens and Cascades Waterfalls marks the completion an expansion project which nearly doubles the size of the garden. Extending 600 feet from a bluff in the Garden into the branches of oaks, hickories and poplars, the walk is considered the only tree canopy-level walkway of its kind in the United States. By linking the 15-acre existing Garden to the adjacent Storza Woods, the Canopy Walk doubles the visitor's experience, providing 30 acres of gardens to explore.
Strolling the 12-foot-wide concrete pathway, visitors will feel like they are floating through the leafy clouds of storied hardwoods, thanks to the bridge's four large masts which seemingly disappear amongst the treetops. The dynamic and virtually invisible structural system creates a suspension bridge that affords visitors an aerial view of the highly patterned woodland garden below. There, understory trees, native azaleas, camellias, hydrangeas, perennials and seasonal bulbs put on quite a show, enhanced by hundreds of new plantings.
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