Back to Atlanta Map

Skyline Garden

Opened in 2017, the Skyline Garden lends a modern contrast to many of the site's other display gardens and seamlessly displays plants from opposite ends of the spectrum. The 1.5-acre garden extends from the Rock Garden near the southeastern side of the Great Lawn south to the rear of the Fuqua Orchid Center overlooking Piedmont Park. Nearby features include the Anne Cox Chambers Flower Walk and Conservation Display Garden.


Terraced, Corten steel planters filled with a mixture of gravel and sand conducive to growing cacti and succulents, even in Georgia’s winters. The extensive collection includes species of Opuntia, Agave, Cylindropuntia and Yucca interplanted with heat-loving flowers.

Aquatic Plant Pond

The Aquatic Plant Pond was constructed in 2000 as a water retention pond during the construction of the Orchid Center. After construction was completed, the pond was filled with both tropical and hardy water lilies, lotus and even a couple of rare Victoria ‘Longwood Hybrid’ water lilies.

Chaste Tree

The plant gets its name from the belief that it is an anaphrodisiac (decreases libido). This aromatic shrub of the mint family is produces masses of showy flower spikes that attract butterflies and other pollinators. In warmer climates, it can be trained to grow as a small, single trunk tree or a large shrub.
Learn More

White Pitcher Plant

Take a closer look at these fascinating carnivorous plants in the Conservation Garden near the Skyline Garden on the eastern side of the Dorothy Chapman Fuqua Conservatory.
Learn More

Thistle Cholla

This stand-out specimen in the Skyline Garden is lovely from a distance but watch out: This beauty bites.
Learn More

Rattlesnake Master

For a plant that's as interesting as its name, don't miss this unusual member of the carrot family in the Skyline Garden.
Learn More