Our walk started off when we asked the doorman at the hotel how far away the Botanical Gardens were. He told us it was "just over a mile". I had looked at the map and it looked further than that, but off we went. After we had walked the first mile we stopped for lunch at the Georgian Terrace Hotel where the cast of GWTW stayed when they held the premiere of the movie. It was delightful. We asked there how much further the Margaret Mitchell museum house was. ( I had figured we could stop there as it looked about halfway to the gardens.) We were told it was "about a mile." Hmm...interesting.
We walked the ten blocks and took a break while we toured the museum and Margaret Mitchell's apartment. I really refrained myself from buying a mug. How many mugs can I really use?
Gorgeous hand blown glass light fixture in the entry.
I wanted to bring this guy home for my own garden. LOVED him.
Lily pad pond.
What was interesting about this pot was......
this little guy sitting quietly on the leaf.
This was the vegetable garden. Notice the glass tomatoes hanging around the top.
What a wonderful pumpkin patch!
Beautiful glass pumpkins spilling out of a huge cornucopia.
I mean REALLY big!!!! It was the size of my kitchen.
A wall of herb garden.
I love seeing the apple tree trellised like this.
An orchid inside the greenhouse.
Tree roots hanging down in the rain forest.
Hand blown glass in the fountain. Isn't it pretty?
I thought this glass apple tree would look good in my yard too.
There was a Scarecrow in the Garden event going on which included over 100 scarecrows handcrafted by different businesses, individuals, schools and organizations in the Atlanta area. Some of them were so clever, but I have included just a few of them.
On the way out there was a gift shop where they had the glass fruits and vegetables for sale. I was thinking about how cute it would be to have a few in the garden. When I saw the price of one pumpkin I thought better. It was $1200!!!! That cornucopia was suddenly much more impressive. Since my glass gazing ball was just used as a throwing ball by one very cute grandson, I could picture what could happen to a very expensive pumpkin or apple. No thanks.
Needless to say....we did not walk back. We called a cab and it was worth every penny.