Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum
Take a journey through Atlanta’s living past, present, and future.
Arboretum (n): A botanical garden focused on trees, which are grown for research, education and display.
The Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum is the most comprehensive revitalization effort ever undertaken in the City of Atlanta, and among the largest urban redevelopment and mobility projects currently underway in the United States. It provides a network of public parks, multi-use trails, transit, trees, and plants by reusing 22 miles of historic railroad paths. The BeltLine connects 45 neighborhoods directly to each other, while showcasing the unique natural characteristics within each community.
Taking a trip along the BeltLine Arboretum is a great way to enjoy fresh air, city views, fascinating Atlanta history, and every season of horticulture interest! Signage along the trail highlights several of the collections within the Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum. You can also register for an Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum Walking Tour and walk the Atlanta BeltLine with an expertly-trained Trees Atlanta volunteer (docent). These walking tours explore the Eastside and Westside Trails, focusing on the horticultural collections and history the Atlanta BeltLine.
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Free Arboretum Walking Tours
Walking Tours take approximately 90 minutes and begin from an easily-accessible trailhead in the Inman Park neighborhood on Fridays and Saturdays. Each tour guide (docent) prepares their own unique talking points on native trees, architectural interests, key historical stories, and much more. This tour is offered year-round so you can experience every season of the Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum.
Don’t Just Take a Tour – Become a Trees Atlanta Docent!
Weekly tours and special interest tours are led by certain volunteers called docents who complete extensive training on Trees Atlanta, history of the Atlanta BeltLine and the surrounding neighborhoods, along with horticultural information on the trees, plants, and grasses of the Arboretum. To learn more about becoming a docent or registering for the next docent training course, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Special thanks to Kaiser Permanente for helping to make the Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum docent program possible.