From curated gardens to native Piedmont forest, no other place in Atlanta captures the variety of landscapes that have shaped our city’s history.
Goizueta Gardens is a 33-acre landscape encompassing nine distinct gardens—including preserved woodland, diverse plant collections, and heritage-breed animals.
Black in the Garden. Podcast.
Honoring the life of Goizueta Gardens namesake Olga “Olguita” C. de Goizueta, this ornamental garden is designed for the enjoyment of flowering and fragrant plants—a place of beauty for quiet reflection amid the hectic pace of city life.
This native garden contains herbal medicinal plants, the mysterious lost camellia, quiet waterfalls, and what is Georgia’s largest native plant collection in one place—25 feet down.
Smith Farm Gardens
Explore a variety of heirloom plants, flowers, and animal breeds at Smith Farm.
Swan House Gardens
Gardens of the spectacular Inman estate was designed by Philip Trammell Shutze from 1926-1928, the latter years of the Country Place Era.
An abundance of rhododendrons, small flowering trees, and eclectic ground covers.
East meets West in the plant world at the Sims Asian Garden.
Meander robust forest surrounding the Swan Woods Trail and consider yourself free to explore around the cabin.
Within steps of the Atlanta History Center Museum, reflect on the men and women who have served—and continue to serve—the United States of America.
The Entrance Gardens and 60-foot Tree Table are the newest additions to our campus and span eight acres, welcoming guests all year long.
Historic Houses. Explore.
Designed by Philip Trammel Shutze in 1928 for Edward and Emily Inman, Swan House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Smith Farm tells the story of Georgia farm life and enslavement at Atlanta’s oldest surviving farmhouse.
Wood Cabin is a noteworthy example of a log structure built when North Georgia was the frontier.
Join us every Saturday at 2pm for the unique experience of seeing one of our heritage breed animals on their weekly stroll across campus.
Related events. Join us.
Olmsted Plein Air Day at Atlanta History CenterWednesday, Apr 19 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
American Hydrangea Society April 2023 MeetingHow Does Your Garden Glow with Carol ReeseMonday, Apr 24 @ 7:00 pm
Garden stories. Get the dirt.
When Plants Go Brrrrr!
On December 24, thermometers dipped to 8 degrees Fahrenheit, the coldest temperature seen in our area since 2014. Damages to the gardens in the metro area as a result of this polar plunge are now fully manifesting, and Goizueta Gardens is no exception. All this carnage certainly brings a tear to every gardener’s eye but not everything is dead! Though it may seem that way initially.
A Decade with Buster and Hercules
Looking back on the past ten years with Atlanta History Center’s Gulf Coast sheep.
Winter Highlights in Olguita’s Garden
Although it may seem there is little to see in a winter garden, Olguita’s Garden will show you otherwise.
The Bee’s Needs
For GivingTuesday, we’re asking for donations from the community to help our bees thrive. With your help, we can continue to support Georgia’s pollinators and educate the community about their importance. The annual GivingTuesday celebration of generosity is on November 29, 2022.
Buildings & Grounds
Cherokee Garden Library
The Cherokee Garden Library collection holds over 34,000 books, photographs, manuscripts, seed catalogs, and landscape drawings.
Sustainability initiatives at Atlanta History Center.
Learning & Research
Fulton County 4-H
In partnership with Fulton County and UGA’s Cooperative Extension, Atlanta History Center established a 4-H and UGA Extension office for the Buckhead community.
Listen to podcasts featuring experts from the Atlanta History Center.