Sorry, guys! I’ve been trying to keep to a Mon-Thurs schedule, but I’m currently fighting the flu. We were invited to this year’s SITSum, and the last few days were jam packed with learning and fun activities around Atlanta. We made many new blogger friends, but that wasn’t the only thing I happened to pick up from the conference. I’m in denial, so I’m hoping the coughing and fever will go away if I just ignore it. haha 🙈🙉
During SITSum, we played tourists in Atlanta and visited attractions we haven’t been to in years, like the Atlanta Botanical Garden! I had been seeing the Chihuly in the Garden exhibit fill my instagram feed the past few months, so I was really excited to see it for myself!
ABOUT DALE CHIHULY
If you’re not familiar with Dale Chihuly, he is an internationally acclaimed artist known for his spectacular works of glass art. He has exhibitions all over the world and is perhaps most famous for the colorful glass ceiling in the Bellagio Lobby in Las Vegas. Chihuly in the Garden includes 19 installations spread out through the garden that can be seen throughout the day, or for a completely different experience, in the evening for Chihuly Nights, where each piece is dramatically lit.
Chihuly in the Garden, Chihuly Nights, and Scarecrows in the Garden will all end on October 30 so we were glad we got a chance to catch it before it’s gone. If you can’t make it before then, November 12th will kick off their sixth annual holiday lights extravaganza. Garden Lights will run until January 7th so don’t miss out! If you can’t make it in the evening, they will still have their Holiday Model Train Show running at the same time.
Some pieces end up staying as permanent features of the garden.
CHIHULY IN THE GARDEN VIDEO
Atlanta Botanical Garden
1345 Piedmont Avenue NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30309
PLAN YOUR VISIT TO THE ATLANTA BOTANICAL GARDEN
- Find out what’s in bloom before you visit.
- You can find a Garden Map here.
- If you want to see everything, give yourself at least 3 hours.
- The Garden scavenger hunt can also be a fun way to experience the ABG.
April – October: Tuesday – Sunday 9am-5pm
Chihuly Nights Hours: Tuesday – Sunday 6-10pm
Garden Lights Hours (starts Nov 12): Tuesday – Sunday 5-10pm
November – March: Tuesday – Sunday 9am-5pm
Closed Mondays and in the daytime on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.
There is parking on site. It’s free for the first 30 minutes, $2 for 31-60 minutes, $1 each additional 30 minutes, and there’s a maximum daily rate of $15. If you plan on visiting multiple times, they have multi-visit parking passes available in the Garden Gift Shop.
- High Museum of Art (1.1 miles)
- Ponce City Market (2.7 miles)
- World of Coca Cola (3.0 miles)
- The Georgia Aquarium (3.2 miles)
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