In Full Bloom: Insta-Worthy Gardens Near Atlanta


Sunshine and blooms means Atlanta parents break out our strollers and, well, stroll. Instead of hitting your tried-and-true neighborhood playground, pack it up and take a nearby trip to one of Atlanta’s best public gardens. You’ll have new paths to explore and a backdrop that may just make you cancel that appointment for family photos by a professional photographer. Keep reading for our favorite spots to see the blooms, but remember: weather affects bloom seasons, so call before you go to make sure a storm, a freeze or other acts of nature hasn’t wiped them clean.

Videos From Tinybeans

Gibbs Gardens

Spring is in the air at Gibbs Gardens with millions of golden daffodils covering rolling fields. Stroll along paths, traverse hills, and wander through the woods to experience more than 220 acres of specialty gardens, including the Japanese and Waterlily Gardens. Tickets may be purchased online, and reservations are not required.

1987 Gibbs Dr.
Ball Ground

Smith-Gilbert Gardens

Smith-Gilbert Gardens is composed of serene woodland paths that showcase more than 3,000 species just minutes from Kennesaw Mountain. Unique plantings and fascinating elements such as The Rose Garden, Bonsai Exhibit and waterfall area delight the senses in this designated wildlife habitat. Smith-Gilbert Gardens is open Tuesday through Saturday.

2382 Pine Mountain Rd.


Atlanta Botanical Gardens

Explore hundreds of thousands of tulips, daffodils, crocuses and hyacinths. Check out a variety of ways to grow bulbs, including container gardens and floating islands. Watch for updates on peak bloom times at While you’re there, check out Orchid Daze in the Fuqua Orchid Center—an awesome option particularly for rainy days!

1345 Piedmont Ave NE



Not a Pollenator? Alliance Theatre Has You Covered

Based on In My Granny’s Garden written by Pearl Cleage and Zaron Burnett Jr. and illustrated by Radcliffe Bailey, Alliance Theatre for the Very Young invites guests to explore the glory of growing your own food. Watch a tiny seed become a field of corn, green beans, collard greens, and bright red tomatoes. Step into a visual feast inspired by world renowned artist Radcliffe Bailey’s original paintings, and discover the one superpower that fuels Granny’s garden. This play promises to leave you nourished in body and soul—plus you don’t have to walk through fields of flowers if you’re not into pollenating at our city’s finest gardens.

1280 Peachtree St. NE

3 North Georgia Mountain Towns to Visit
To Market, To Market: 11 Farmer’s Markets to Explore with the Family
Everything We Love About Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites


Trending Now

Welcome to our Tinybeans family!
Be sure to check your email for new activities, recipes and parenting hacks – and to see if you’ve won!








Enter to Win a $250 Gift Card!

Enter your email and zip code below for a chance to win a Mastercard Gift Card. We’ll pick one winner per month through December 31, 2022 – 9 lucky winners in all!

I agree to the official rules and to receive email communications from Tinybeans. By providing my email address, I agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.