The Atlanta Botanical Garden is located at 1345 Piedmont Avenue closest to the Arts Center station on the red/gold rail line. In addition to the gardens themselves, there are regular events, including Cocktails in the Garden, art installations and Concerts in the Garden.

Choose from the following commute options:

Walk/Bike

From the Arts Center station, the gardens are a 25-minute walk away. The walking route is pleasant and through the historic Ansley Park neighborhood. Follow the signs to the 15th Street exit at the station (which is up two levels from the train platform) and turn left on 15th Street after walking through the bus bay.  Walk up the hill, cross over Peachtree Street and keep walking through the neighborhood until 15th Street dead ends at Piedmont Avenue. Turn left on Piedmont and walk up to the next stoplight, where you’ll find the entrance to the garden (see map).

Bus

If you rather not walk (or bike), take a red or gold line train to the Midtown Station and get on bus 27.  Tell the driver your destination, or exit at Piedmont Avenue and The Prado (first stoplight after the bus turns on Piedmont Avenue). You can also board the bus at Lindbergh Center, but the bus ride will be longer.

For real-time bus arrivals, use the OneBusAway website or app. The MARTA on the Go app has printed schedules, or look up the route online.

MARTA + Uber

A final option is to request an Uber (or other car service) car at the Arts Center or Midtown MARTA station.

Insider Tips

  • It is free to transfer from the train to the bus. Use the Atlanta OneBusAway app for real-time arrivals.
  • To save time walking, you can also walk to the gardens then take the bus back to MARTA. Be sure to board the bus across the street from the garden entrance to get to the Midtown MARTA station.
  • Viewing Ansley Park and Piedmont Park along with your trip to the gardens is a great way to combine area attractions. Ansley Park also has gardens with water features in addition to turn-of-the-century architecture. View alternate walking route to view these features. After your visit, turn left on Piedmont Avenue to reach Piedmont Park or go down the elevator in the parking deck to enter the park. Return to MARTA via 10th Street to the Midtown MARTA station.

More Information

How to Ride MARTA Buses
MARTA Trip Planning Options
Arts Center Station Restaurants
5 Things to See and Do at the Arts Center Station