Monday, August 31, 2020

Goizueta Gardens: Entrance Gardens

With more than 5,000 flowering perennials and native grasses, visitors to the Atlanta History Center are in for a beautiful welcome exploring the new Entrance Gardens, one of the nine gardens within Goizueta Gardens here.

Atlanta History Center | Entrance Gardens | Photo: Travis Swann Taylor
Atlanta History Center | Entrance Gardens | Photo: Travis Swann Taylor

Completed in 2020, this year, this new garden space is already a big hit, whether viewing on your way into the museum building, enjoying lunch outside of Souper Jenny, or relaxing at the new wood tree table

Atlanta History Center | Entrance Gardens | Photo: Travis Swann Taylor
Atlanta History Center | Entrance Gardens | Photo: Travis Swann Taylor

It's planted in a naturalistic design, not over-designed and complicated, making it a more relaxing experience.

Atlanta History Center | Entrance Gardens | Photo: Travis Swann Taylor
Atlanta History Center | Entrance Gardens | Photo: Travis Swann Taylor

A spectacular masterpiece of the new gardens is the “tree table,” a 60-foot-long work of art made from a declining oak that had graced the campus for 130-plus years. Now it will continue to host visitors in a different fashion. I'm so glad it's still here and did not go to the wood chipper! 

Atlanta History Center | Entrance Gardens | Photo: Travis Swann Taylor
Atlanta History Center | Entrance Gardens | Photo: Travis Swann Taylor

The repurposed tree was sliced vertically and is now laid out in the tree's original silhouette ... it's brilliant! Can't you see yourself here enjoying lunch or an afternoon snack or reading a book from the gift shop?

Atlanta History Center | Entrance Gardens | Photo: Travis Swann Taylor
Atlanta History Center | Entrance Gardens | Photo: Travis Swann Taylor

The flowers are beautiful, some of them familiar while others species might be a temporary mystery, but lovely all the same.

Atlanta History Center | Entrance Gardens | Photo: Travis Swann Taylor
Atlanta History Center | Entrance Gardens | Photo: Travis Swann Taylor

It was obvious from the beginnings of this garden that it's planted with flowers that attract bees and butterflies. Keep your cameras at the ready!

Atlanta History Center | Entrance Gardens | Photo: Travis Swann Taylor
Atlanta History Center | Entrance Gardens | Photo: Travis Swann Taylor

I don't know if this side area is considered part of the Entrance Gardens, but it's opposite the parking deck so I included it, because it's so beautiful. 

Enjoy your visit!

The Other Gardens: This is the ninth and final post in a series sharing the beauty of the nine gardens on the Atlanta History Center's 33-acre campus. You can find them all here.

2 comments:

Interior Designz SR said...

Applause to those brilliant minds.
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Jayde said...

The team used a progress tracker to show what part of the project like more was being worked on at what time, which helped in collaboration.