Atlanta Botanical Garden, Gainesville https://atlantabg.org/gainesville-garden/ | Meet in the main parking lot in front of the Kay & Douglas Ivester Visitor Center. Admission is $10 includes parking.
Photo opportunities throughout the grounds with 3 trails. Look for perennials, wildflowers, flowing shrubs, small cascading water stream, wildflowers, summer-blooming hydrangeas, and flowering Water Lilies in Forest Pond. Possible pollinators and birds as well.
The first phase of the Gainesville Garden opened in May 2015, showcasing 7-acres of outdoor garden rooms, woodland walking trails, cascading stream, forest pond with waterlilies, visitor center with gift shop, and 2000-seat amphitheater. The 1.5-acre Children’s Garden opened in early 2020. The Garden is a cultural center for the community hosting exciting exhibitions, events, concerts, and educational programs throughout the year.
· Personal safety is of utmost importance. Nature photography includes inherent risks which all participants must evaluate for themselves as to the safety of any activity based on their personal abilities. Be constantly aware of your surroundings and any potential hazards which could result in injury to you or others. Do not place yourself in danger!
· By registering, you are agreeing to the standard GNPA Warranty and Liability release.
Per Atlanta Botanical Gardens, please follow their guidelines.
“In accordance with CDC recommendations:
· Masks are recommended outdoors (ages 4+) and in the Gainesville Garden Gift Shop when within six ft. of another guest, including when passing on paths.
· Masks are required inside restrooms (ages 4+) at all times.
Please follow these protocols even if you have been vaccinated for COVID-19.”
· You may want to bring water. However, unfortunately, outside food and beverages, as well as the consumption thereof, are not permitted in the Garden.
· Depending on the weather, you may need bug repellant and Sunscreen. Wear comfortable walking shoes that can get wet/muddy.
· Equipment: Tripod, multiple lenses from Macro to Telephoto. Polarizer or other filters are also recommended.
Remember, as with any field trips, do not leave anything out in your car while on the trails. Keep any possessions in trunk of your car. Always take a trash bag to pick up and clean while on field trips. Only leave footprints behind, nothing else!
Atlanta Botanical Garden, GAINESVILLE
1911 Sweetbay Dr
Gainesville, GA, US, 30501