Atlanta Botanical Gardens
In addition to roses and perennials, the Atlanta Botanical Garden (1345 Piedmont Ave., NE, Atlanta, 404-876-5859) offers vegetable, herb, fern, camellia and Japanese gardens, as well as a collection of dwarf and rare conifers. In the Fuqua Conservatory, stroll among endangered tropical and desert plants from around the world. The garden’s Fuqua Orchid Center is unparalleled in its variety and splendor. Special events take place year round at the garden, including the “Holiday in the Garden” (first Sunday in December) and “Gardens for Connoisseurs Tour” on Mother’s Day weekend.