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.