Six On Saturday: The Atlanta Botanical Garden, Atlanta, Georgia

Helloooo SOS friends! It’s summer and the weather is hot, hot, hot and perfect for garden outings! We have been on the road and I have lots to share with you! Our newest outing took us to Atlanta, Georgia, where we found so many great activities! Two of the items on our week-long agenda was to go to the Atlanta Botanical Gardens and the “Gardens for Connoisseurs” Home Tour sponsored by the Atlanta Botanical Gardens! More on all that to come in following posts, but today I wanted to share with you some of the beautiful floral sculptures in the garden!

These camels were huge! (there was more then one, but for SOS I’m just going to show you the one) The creativity of the pieces and the flower and dry plant choices were unbelievable! There was a caravan of camels and they were all different! Mind you these camels must be at least twenty foot tall and I don’t know how long! They are HUGE!

Atlanta Botanical Garden, Atlanta, Georgia

Ok, I couldn’t stand not showing you more camels! I am adding an extra photo today!

Atlanta Botanical Garden, Atlanta, Georgia

In another section of the Botanical Garden there was the mermaid…………

Atlanta Botanical Garden, Atlanta, Georgia

And in another section there was a humongous dragon! He was soooooo big I had trouble getting him in just one photo!

Atlanta Botanical Garden, Atlanta, Georgia

The theme of the Garden, while we were visiting, was Alice In Wonderland. So one section of the forty-eight acre garden was designed just for Alice and her friends! Here is the Mad Hatter in the pool!

Atlanta Botanical Garden, Atlanta, Georgia
Atlanta Botanical Garden, Atlanta, Georgia

And here was the Hearts Sentry!

Atlanta Botanical Garden, Atlanta, Georgia

There was sooooo much to see in this beautiful setting in Atlanta, so look for more (and longer) posts to follow! Enjoy!

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The instructions for SOS are easy. The photos can be flowers, vegetables, a garden design, whatever, as long as it’s garden related and posted on Saturday!  So, it’s six photos. Of Gardens. On Saturday. Easy Peasy. To see all the SOS’s look at  SIX ON SATURDAY, hosted by the Propagator, to check out all of them each Saturday! See you next week in another spot!

13 Comments Add yours

  1. Love the Mad Hatter, of course, but really intrigued by the blue glass sculpture of spraying water in the bird bath fountain! Wow!!

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    1. The glass feature was absolutely breathtaking! I think it is a Chihully piece. Chihully is a garden glass designer, who chooses where his pieces will be shown (probs the gardens with the most bucks) I have only seen his work on display once and that was at the Biltmore House Asheville in NC, when he had his show on the road!

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      1. I thought that probably was a Chihully piece! He’s based in Seattle, or used to be.

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  2. What an amazing botanic garden. Many gardens in the UK used to have those sorts of displays but it seems to have disappeared now due I think to the cost of the manpower and raising all those tiny plants

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    1. Helen, we got to the Botanical Garden the day before the grand opening of the the “Alice in Wonderland” exhibit. All the sculptured pieces were being tidied up for the next day’s grand opening……so we saw them working on the plant plugs and the mesh wiring. The displays were huge with lots and lots and lots of flowers, greenery and grasses. Several gardeners were on big ladders and adding more plants on the garden features to completely fill them in. It really was something to see and a lot of work growing the plants and maintaining them I’m sure.

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  3. Lora Hughes says:

    Pretty amazing stuff. Think that dragon’d look really good in my back garden.

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    1. That dragon was probably 30 feet tall and just as long! The tail went on and on!

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  4. One Man And His Garden Trowel says:

    The camels and dragon are amazing. The rabbit is a bit scary somehow!

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    1. The rabbit was really pretty cool in person!

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  5. March Picker says:

    These are awesome, Cady! What a great visit it must have been. The dragon is hands-down my favorite.

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  6. janesmudgeegarden says:

    The Mad Hatter is especially well done. What a lot of time it must have taken to put all these together.

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  7. Amazing photos and the floral sculptures are works of art!! I have not seen anything like it before!! Awesome!!

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