Stumbling across a secret garden is always a magical experience. Well, you no longer need to stumble, because we’re here to round-up some of the most beautiful under-the-radar gardens in and around Atlanta. From floral wonderlands to Japanese-inspired tranquility, keep scrolling for some of Atlanta’s favorite secret gardens.
1. Grand Hyatt Atlanta
The last thing you’d expect to see in Buckhead is an peaceful Japanese Zen garden. However, that’s exactly what you’ll find at the Grand Hyatt Atlanta. Boasting an influx of tranquil nature, winding paths, and a 30-food waterfall, you’ll forget you’re even in the ATL at this Zen gem. Click here for more information.
2. Cator Woolford Gardens
Where: Druid Hills
This bewildering garden has become a beloved wedding venue in Atlanta due to the sheer romance that oozes from its 39-acre forest. Broken up into four sections, explore the Main Garden, the East Lawn, the Meadow, and the Hollow, each as enchanting as the last.
3. Kirkwood Urban Forest Community Garden
This part of Atlanta has completely revitalized itself, transforming from neglected land into a community space boasting walking trails, a gorgeous creek, and community garden.
4. Ansley Park
Where: Ansley Park
The Ansley Park district has six different parks to explore, with each one making you feel like you’re miles away from the hustle and bustle of Atlanta. Each park in this beloved green neighborhood feels like a little slice of heaven, making it the perfect place to unwind with a book by yourself. Go on, ATL! It’s time to channel that main-character energy.
5. Lake Claire Community Land Trust
Where: Lake Claire/Candler Park
This adorable community garden has become such an important place for so many people. With special events, live music, and more on offer, this garden turned microcosm-of-community deserves a spot on this magical list. Click here to stay up to date with their latest events on Facebook.