Our travels around the world have included stops at a number of superb botanical gardens; some larger than others, but all equally beautiful. During our current visit to Atlanta, we are fortunate to be only a half-mile from this city's 40 year old gardens (we pass it everyday on our way downtown). While compared to some of the others we've visited, Atlanta's Botanical Gardens are relatively small (encompassing only 30 acres), it is big in its design, exhibits, and beauty. Just looking at the pictures included here, will only provide a taste of the elegance. One of the unique aspects of these gardens is the 600 foot long canopy walk that carries visitors forty feet above the city's last remaining forests. Another highlight is the magnificent orchid center. This place is amazing!