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A 30-acre oasis in a concrete jungle

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Atlanta Botanical Garden

Founded in 1973 as a small plot of display gardens, Atlanta Botanical Garden (ABG) slowly morphed into the 30+ acre garden we know today. By 1980, ABG entered into a 50-year lease with the city of Atlanta, establishing its official location for years to come.

By 1983, the garden welcomed 50,000 visitors and had grown considerably, with the first concerts being held on the lawn the following year. Throughout the years, ABG has experienced 50+ updates and expansions, welcomed countless visitors and annually hosts dozens of events, including the popular “Garden Lights” exhibit, which features more than 1.5 million lights.

Taylor Thompson, 360 Media, Inc.

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