Picturesque and diverse, educative and mysterious, the Atlanta Botanical Garden fulfils a responsible mission of conserving plants (including rare, exotic and threatened species), exploring them, educating a wide audience about them and keeping it all joyful and exciting both for staff and for visitors. The collections here are among the richest in the country. The Garden boasts well-developed horticultural operation and other specific programs.
Possibilities here include Conservation Greenhouse where plants are recovered; a children's garden; indoor and outdoor collections (Fuqua Orchid Center, The Desert House, the Rose Garden with its late-Spring dizzy scents, collections of hardy palms and water plants); a contemplative Japanese Garden with a teahouse; the Gainesville location (a cultural and educational centre), two botanical libraries, a thematic Garden Gift Shop, etc.
The Garden's feature is art objects, mostly water features and sculptures, neighbouring organically with plants and buildings. Besides tours, events and educational programs, it is available for private rentals.