The Discovery and Inspiration Garden

Brian Santos
Discovery and Inspiration Garden

The Discovery and Inspiration Garden is the very first garden to greet visitors to the State Botanical Garden of Georgia. Surrounding and extending beyond the Porcelain and Decorative Arts Museum, this garden teems with life—plants, flowers, insects, butterflies, pollinators—and invites visitors of all ages to explore and discover.

Narrow beds of plants at every eye level invite up-close viewing, and a pond supports a range of creatures from frogs to dragonflies. The Discovery and Inspiration Garden features native plants for pollinators and educates visitors about the interrelationships between birds, insects and plants. The garden also includes an event lawn allowing classes and events to be held outdoors. This cherished space allows visitors to experience nature as they step out of the museum—perhaps inspiring the next generation of naturalists, artists and scientists.