What: Atlanta Botanical Garden, Gainesville

Where: 1911 Sweetbay Drive in Gainesville

When: The Garden is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays

Admission: $8 for adults, $5 for children ages 3 to 12 and free for children under the age of 3 and Garden members.

Young visitors to the new Atlanta Botanical Garden in Gainesville can experience more than the picturesque flora and a model train garden this summer. The Garden is also offering a variety of activites for families including children’s programs, arts and crafts, storytelling and musical performances.

Atlanta Botanical Garden in Gainesville’s free summer programming includes:

• Story Time and Smiles — Children ages 5 and under are invited to participate in a weekly storytelling and small craft activity Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.

• Discovery Stations — Children accompanied by an adult can participate in activities inspired by the new woodland gardens Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon.

• Children’s Performances — Families can enjoy performances from musicians and storytellers in the new Ivester Ampitheater on the last Saturday of the month through August.

The Garden will also offer families the chance to participate in interactive programs on the third Saturday of the month through August with art and nature themes for $6 per child plus admission and $5 per member child. No registration is required.

For more information, visit atlantabg.org/visit/gainesville.

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