The Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum (ABA) is an ever-changing, dynamic natural space that offers a unique glimpse into the horticultural history of the city. The Arboretum can be enjoyed in many ways, but the most fulfilling experience is provided by the Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum Walking Tour, guided by trained Trees Atlanta Docents.
Over time, the ABA will evolve into a 22-mile long horticultural collection. This one-of-a-kind linear expanse provides neighborhood connectivity along the Atlanta BeltLine, while showcasing unique natural characteristics within each community. Neighborhoods near the Arboretum will be identifiable by the surrounding trees, and visitors will be able to develop a greater appreciation for the value of trees in an urban environment. The exact number of trees planted will depend on space available, but the conceptual plan proposes several thousand trees. The Arboretum will be built over the next two decades.
Enjoy fresh air, new city views, fascinating Atlanta history, and every changing season of horticultural interest. Come walk the Atlanta BeltLine with a Trees Atlanta Docent and learn firsthand about the Arboretum from a well-trained expert. These walking tours explore the Eastside Trail with a strong focus on the horticultural collections and interesting facts about the Atlanta BeltLine. A walking tour of the Atlanta BeltLine is the best way to see the progress and be active at the same time.
The walking tour takes approximately 90 minutes and begins from an easily accessible trailhead in the Inman Park neighborhood at 9:00 A.M. on Fridays and Saturdays. Each docent prepares their own unique talking points to spotlight the native trees, architectural interests, key historical stories, and much more. Be sure to take advantage of this free walking tour, which is offered year round so you can experience every season of the Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum with an expert docent.
Click here to see a video about the Arboretum walking tour, courtesy of Atlanta Channel 26.
Registration for the following month opens at 9:00 A.M. on the 20th of each current month. Click here to register online. If you have questions or want to learn about special group accommodations, contact Trees Atlanta Education Coordinator Kate Baltzell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
UPDATE: Come meet Trees Atlanta Education Coordinator Kate Baltzell who will be a special guest at the next monthly general meeting of the VHCA Board of Directors. Kate will be on hand to talk about the Arboretum walking tours and other fun stuff happening at Trees Atlanta. The meeting will be held Monday August 12 at 7 PM at the public library on Ponce.