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Atlanta Botanical Garden

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Today, our friends took us to the Atlanta Botanical Garden.  The weather was good to us in that it wasn’t too humid, nor too hot.

Flowers are my favorite subject for watercolor.  So, I was hoping there would be some flowers there that I could capture with my camera and take home for later painting projects.  I was not disappointed.

pink tulip

Pink Tulips

yellow tulip

Yellow Tulip

bridge

Canopy Walk

We walked across a very unique bridge called the Canopy Walk.  It was 600 feet long and took us through the tree tops of the Storza Woods with it’s highest elevation at 40 feet.

flower

Dainty Flowers.

blue flower delphinium

Blue Delphinium

chinese snowball

Chinese Snowball

red tulips

Red Tulips

swiss chard

Swiss Chard

There was also an edible garden in which grew a large variety of plants including this beautiful Swiss Chard.  The outdoor kitchen provides gourmet chefs a stage for giving classes and tips on using freshly harvested, healthful produce.

orchids

Orchids

Orchids were abundant in the Fuqua Orchid Center.  The simulated tropical climate made us sweat, as if we weren’t hot enough already.

orchids

Orchids

The colorful flowers and plants were worth a little heat.

bromeliad

Bromeliad

Colorful plant

Colorful plant.

fountain and tulips

Tulips surround fountain.

Tulips were very abundant throughout the entire gardens, as were azaleas.  In the Levy Parterre flower beds are arranged symmetrically around an Italian limestone fountain.

fountain glass Dale Chihuly

Glass fountain

The fountain features artist Dale Chihuly‘s unique blue and white glass sculpture.

We had a wonderful time.  The only thing that could have made it better would have been if the magnolia trees were in bloom.  Maybe next time.

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Author: Cindy

Christian, wife, mother, grandmother, artist.

2 thoughts on “Atlanta Botanical Garden

  1. These flowers are beautiful! It looks like y’all had the perfect day. 🙂

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