All About Orchids The Atlanta Botanical Garden is in the midst of an orchid frenzy and this weekend presented the Orchid Society Show. Hundreds of the beautiful flowers were on display. The Atlanta Orchid Society hosted the floral fun. In addition to the Orchid Society Show March 9-11 the Botanical Garden also is presenting Orchid Daze through April 8. The exhibition features thousands of beautiful blossoms inside “the largest orchid center in the United States.” If you want to try your own green thu

Vote: Atlanta Botanical Garden nominated as one of the best gardens in America

Spring is in the air, and there are plenty of ways to enjoy it. Visiting Atlanta Botanical Gardens, which has been nominated for a reader’s choice award, could be added to your spring to-do list.

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The attraction has been named as one of the greatest in America as part of USA Today’s 10Best Reader’s Choice Awards. It’s up against 19 others, including the Brooklyn Botanical Garden and the Chicago Botanical Garden.

The publication’s panel of experts praised all of the plant havens for promoting and conserving plant diversity, “all while showcasing their vast collections in stunning, visitor friendly ways,” the site wrote. 

However, only 10 gardens will be included on the 10Best Reader’s Choice list. 

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream” was presented by the Alliance Theatre in an open-air stage, constructed inside the Atlanta Botanical Garden. Actors and audiences dealt with rain, heat and the occasional honeybee, but the setting enhanced the drama. CONTRIBUTED BY ALLIANCE THEATRE
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You can vote once per day until noon ET Monday, Apr. 22. Enter your vote here. The winners will be announced on Friday, May 3. As of Tuesday morning, Atlanta’s garden was in eighth place. 

ABG, incorporated in 1976, has 30 acres of plants, trees, flowers and other greenery. Located adjacent to Piedmont Park, its mission is to “develop and maintain plant collections for the purposes of display, education, conservation, research and enjoyment,” according to its website

Throughout the year, it hosts several popular events, including the holiday light show, the scarecrow attraction and many other exhibits. 

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