1. Chihuly in the Garden – Atlanta Botanical Garden, Georgia

    A couple of months ago I saw some photos on Instagram of the Chihuly in the Garden exhibit at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens. I had loved visiting Chihuly Garden and Glass in Seattle last year so when I found myself in Atlanta this month, I made it my mission to visit.

    To get to the Botanical Garden I took the Marta from Peachtree Center Station in Downtown Atlanta where I was staying four stops to Arts Center Transit station. After a quick stop at Starbucks at the Colony Square Mall for some breakfast, it took me about ten minutes to walk to Piedmont Park. Once inside the park, the entrance for the Botanical Gardens was about another ten minutes further on.

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    It started to rain just as I arrived but thankfully it was just a passing shower. It was a very hot and humid day so walking around was a little uncomfortable but easily doable.

    My ticket cost me $21.95 plus tax and I was also given a map showing the names and locations of all the Chihuly installations.

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    I arrived just before 10:00am and it was not very busy so I was able to take my time walking around the Gardens. I’m not going to talk about everything in detail but am going to let the photos speak for themselves.

    When the sun was out, everything looked a lot more bright and colourful. They also have opening hours in the evening called Chihuly Nights where you can explore the gardens with all the installations lit up which I imagine looks incredible.

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    Chihuly in the Garden runs until the 30th October but be aware that Atlanta Botanical Garden is closed on Mondays.

    Go, have fun and take plenty of photos!

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