Saturday, July 14, 2012

Cover: Art in the Garden

The Atlanta Botanical Garden is not only an Atlanta treasure, it's filled with art. In addition to its ongoing tradition of featuring phenomenal art exhibitions—"Chihuly in the Garden", "Moore in America", and "Garden Gates" to name only a few—there is so much to do!

"Deer" at the Atlanta Botanical Garden
"Deer" at the Atlanta Botanical Garden
The bronze deer in this particular Facebook Cover Photo was fashioned by Fritz Paul Zimmer after a deer from his years in Germany. The statue is on extended loan from the High Museum of Art.

Buying a membership to the Garden was one of the best things I did when I moved back to Atlanta. There's so much going on there! Here are a few of my favorite happenings:

And let's not forget the Garden's blogs. Probably my favorite is The Orchid Column authored by the Orchid Center Manager Becky Brinkman. Her blog is filled with interesting, startling, and fun information all about orchids. Did you know that of the 25,000 species of orchids in the world, the Atlanta Botanical Garden has approximately 2,000 varieties in their collection, making it one of the largest in the United States.

Enjoy this already-sized Facebook Cover Photo and then head over to wanderlust ATLANTA's Facebook Page to see others! Thanks for reading!

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