Program areas at Atlanta Botanical Garden
During 2019, The Garden hosted 780,034 visitors to its premises and at year end, had 42,434 members of various membership classes. Visitors can experience natural environments from around The globe through stunning, ever-changing Garden displays and exhibitions. Permanent displays focus on plant diversity, ecological principles, conservation, and adaptations to specific environments. The Atlanta Botanical Garden has one of The most complete orchid repositories in The world, as well as a state-of-the-art tissue culture lab contributing to The emerging field of high-tech plant propagation. Its collections include rare and endangered species not seen anywhere else in The world.
Garden staff continue working to save rare and endangered species and to investigate methods of tissue culture and plant propagation. OUR SOUTHEASTERN CENTER FOR CONSERVATION FOCUSES ON FOUR CORE AREAS OF RESEARCH: HABITAT RESTORATION AND MONITORING, CONSERVATION GENETICS AND EVOLUTIONARY STUDIES, POLLINATOR SURVEYS, AND A CONSERVATION SEED BANK. THE GARDEN'S DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL CONSERVATION WORK IS CRITICAL TO PRESERVING OUR NATURAL HERITAGE AND POSITIVELY AFFECTING INTERNATIONAL PLANT POPULATIONS.
The ATLANTA BOTANICAL Garden'S FOCUS ON EDUCATION MOTIVATES GARDEN STAFF TO DEVELOP AND PROVIDE various LECTURE events including a series to promote horticultural knowledge and awareness. An after-school program, school tours and camp, ALONG WITH WEEKLY PROGRAMS INCLUDED WITH ADMISSION, BRING environmental knowledge to children OF ALL AGES. From achieving peace through Tai Chi and learning to draw favorite flowers, to chef events and improving green space at home, the Gardens robust selection of educational opportunities AND KNOWLEDGEABLE TRAINING TEAM ENGAGES THE PUBLIC AT A VARIETY OF LEVELS.