Atlanta Attractions:  Botanical Gardens

This is right next to Piedmont Park.  A nice way to spend the afternoon.  There's a big tropical green house and some nice nature trails.  They have facilities for special events such as weddings.  While in the area you might want to check out the shops in the Virginia-Highlands neighborhood.
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