Go Public Gardens

Join us outside May 12–21 for Go Public Gardens, an initiative of the American Public Gardens Association.

Go Public Gardens is an evergreen American Public Gardens Association initiative that encourages the public to visit, value, and volunteer at public gardens in their communities. Go Public Gardens brings national attention to this campaign for one week during the summer; and Atlanta History Center is thrilled to highlight our Goizueta Gardens and associated offerings in support of this effort.

Our gardens include both paved and unpaved paths, and admission is included with a general Atlanta History Center ticket. Receive $5 off with code 5OFFGARDENS.

Goizueta Gardens is a 33-acre landscape encompassing nine distinct gardens—including preserved woodland, diverse plant collections, and heritage-breed animals.

Tour Offerings

DayTimeTourTour GuideMeeting Location
May 1710–10:30amEntrance GardensSarah RobertsMuseum Atrium
11–11:30amQuarry GardenRosemary BathurstAmphitheater Overlook
May 1810–10:30amSwan Woods Travis FisherMcElreath Hall Atrium
11–11:30amSmith FarmMichael Dreyer & Brett BannorSmith Farm Barnyard
May 1910–10:30amSwan House GardensSarah RobertsSwan House Column Side
11–11:30amOlguita's GardenMadison Love & Tiffanny JonesAmphitheater Overlook

Featured Offerings

Sheep on a Stroll

Join us every Saturday for the unique experience of seeing one of our heritage breed sheep or goats on their weekly stroll across campus. Our Manager of Animal Collections can usually be found with a sheep by his side at the tree table in the Entrance Gardens between 2–2:30pm weather permitting.

Collection Highlight

Cherokee Garden Library collects and preserves works in gardening, landscape design, garden history, horticulture, floral design, botanical art, plant ecology, natural landscapes, and cultural landscapes, including historic sites, designed landscapes, vernacular landscapes, and ethnographic landscapes.

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Seeking Eden

Through photographs, postcards, landscape plans, and manuscripts, this onsite exhibition highlights the importance of historic gardens in Georgia’s past as well as their value and meaning within the state’s 21st-century communities.

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Grateful appreciation
is extended to
The Goizueta Foundation
for their ongoing support.

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