Magical plants at the Botanical Gardens

When I was in Atlanta in mid-August visiting friends, I spent some time at the Botanical Gardens. It’s one of my favorite places to take pictures.  They were having an exhibit of “Mythical Creatures” topiaries that was really cool to see.

Above are just a few of the growing “creatures” that come to life.

Lots of fun things to see at these gardens which were full of butterflies.

Linking to Wednesday Around the World. 

The Atlanta Botanical Gardens


The gardens were having a “Larger Than Life” exhibit while I was there. Really cool topiary type plants were all over the gardens.


A cool ogre plant.


Fish fountain.


This was my favorite. Connected to the waterfall she was the garden goddess. I took this from the top of the skywalk bridge.


Bees were everywhere but I didn’t see a single butterfly. I think the rain had kept them away. Plus, all of the flowers looked pretty beat up from the storms.


Bee up close.




Blooming in orange.

The rain stopped for about two hours on Saturday morning. It was drizzling on the way to the gardens and I almost turned around and went home. I pulled into the parking lot and waited a few minutes and it stopped. At least the temperature was cool for July. Not many people at the gardens. I think the rain scared them off.  The gardens were full of all of the usual flowers but most were falling over from the rain. They needed a good sunny day to dry out.