Gainesville is booming and blooming with its numerous gardens and natural woodland trails! Gardens are abundant in Gainesville and offer a great way to explore the nature and beauty of the area. The Atlanta Botanical Garden showcases beautifully landscaped walking paths and the Elachee Nature science center boasts native fauna to enjoy!

Gainesville Gardens

Northeast Georgia History Center Memorial Wall

American Freedom Garden – NEGAHC

The American Freedom Garden is a living tribute to American veterans of the 20th and 21st centuries. Although they are separated by generations, these veterans share a common, undeniable goal – to valiantly protect our country’s freedoms. The centerpiece of the Freedom Garden is a bronze, life-size statue of five children in a Circle of Freedom, depicting the joy of living in a free America.

322 Academy Street NE
Gainesville, GA 30501
Atlanta Botanical Garden, Gainesville

Atlanta Botanical Garden, Gainesville

The mission of the Atlanta Botanical Garden, Gainesville is to develop and maintain plant collections for display, education, research, conservation and enjoyment.

1911 Sweetbay Drive,
Gainesville, GA 30501
Bridge at the Elachee Nature Science Center

Elachee Nature Science Center

Elachee sits in one of Georgia’s largest and most ecologically diverse protected green spaces. Elachee seeks to instill an appreciation, understanding and concern for the natural world by fostering an interest in personal commitment to preserving our natural resources and the environment for future generations to enjoy.

2125 Elachee Drive
Gainesville, GA 30504
Gardens at N. E. Georgia Medical Center Fountain

Gardens at N. E. Georgia Medical Center

743 Spring St NE
Gainesville, GA 30501
Young girl playing at Gardens on Green

Gardens on Green

Gardens on Green is a joint project of the Hall County Master Gardeners and the Hall County School District. The goal for the Gardens is to not only provide a place for growing plants, but to grow good kids, grow the human spirit, and ultimately grow a better community. Scheduled classes for adults and children include over 1000 second grade students, scouting groups, after-school groups, and any group requesting a visit.

311 Green Street
Gainesville, GA 30501
Lake Lanier Olympic Park Garden

Lake Lanier Olympic Park Garden

3105 Clarks Bridge Rd
Gainesville, GA 30506
Linwood Nature Preserve

Linwood Nature Preserve

Linwood Nature Preserve spreads  over 30 acres of urban forest on the shore of Lake Lanier to serve the community with access to leisure recreation for human health and wellness and nature education for conservation of the environment.

118 Springview Drive
Gainesville, Georgia 30501
Piedmont Garden at Longstreet Drawing

Piedmont Garden at Longstreet

The Longstreet 1876 Heritage Landscape features General James Longstreet’s quest to promote peace and brotherhood in the United States after the Civil War. At the Piedmont Hotel, guests gathered from north and south to walk the paths through the four-acre, oak & hickory forest or relax in the gardens that overlooked the mountains.

​To revive the spirit of peace and tranquility from the heyday of the Piedmont Hotel, the Longstreet Society has developed the area surrounding the extant building with gardens of heritage plants.

827 Maple Street
Gainesville GA 30501
Kids playing at the Wilshire Trails Butterfly Garden

Wilshire Trails Butterfly Garden

849 Wilshire Road
Gainesville, GA 30501