Lonely Planet Writer

Atlanta's botanical garden will brighten up with rainbow trees and more

A new exhibition opening at Atlanta’s Botanical Garden is designed to pique the curiosity of visitors – and add a bit of extra color among the flowers.

Brightly colored trees will fill the garden.
Brightly colored trees will fill the garden. Image by Atlanta Botanical Garden

The botanical garden will open the Curious Garden from 6 May to 29 October, which will include a number of installations that are designed to tell a story about the garden’s plants and conservation work – featuring rainbow trees, chandeliers amongst the plants and more.

The works incorporate “unexpected, man-made and altered natural materials” alongside the natural wonders found in the gardens. The installations are the work of artist and designer Adam Schwerner, who currently serves as the director of Disneyland Resort Horticulture & Resort Enhancement.

Atlanta's Botanical Garden will feature the new Curious Garden.
Atlanta’s Botanical Garden will feature the new Curious Garden. Image by Atlanta Botanical Garden

One of the works on display is comprised of dozens of bare trees that have been harvested from an overcrowded location and painted in rainbow colors. The trees will be “planted” through the gardens, and will “draw the eye, inspiring conversations about color, form and natural beauty and value of trees,” according to a garden spokesperson.

There will also be a white garden filled with plants, flowers and foliage in white, grey and silver, and old chandeliers spread through plants in one conservatory.

The Atlanta Botanical Garden will open the Curious Garden.
The Atlanta Botanical Garden will open the Curious Garden. Image by Atlanta Botanical Garden

The exhibition will also coincide with the opening the Skyline Garden, which will show off plants that can be grown in the Southeast while showing off amazing views of Midtown.