Go Public Gardens

Join us outside May 10–19 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 from May 10–19.



On May 16 at 1pm, you are invited to attend a special behind-the-scenes tour throughout our gardens led by Sarah Carter, Vice President of Goizueta Gardens and Living Collections. The tour is included in cost of admission, but registration is required.

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

Our Gardens

Featured Offerings

An Evening with Advolly Richmond discussing A Short History of Flowers: The stories that make our gardens

Garden and social historian Advolly Richmond (of Gardener’s World) unravels the surprising histories of 60 flowers that shape our gardens.

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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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Related Talks

Cherokee Garden Library Program: Film & Panel Discussion

Cherokee Garden Library of Atlanta History Center hosted the showing of a new film, Landscapes of Exclusion, produced by the Library of American Landscape History (LALH). The short documentary by Forster Films illuminates the seldom-discussed history of segregated state parks in the Jim Crow era.

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Cherokee Garden Library Talk

Rolf Diamant is a landscape architect, adjunct associate professor of historic preservation at the University of Vermont, and former superintendent of four national parks, including Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site.

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

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