GEORGIA — The Boboli Botanical Gardens, home to the most famous and best-loved of botanical treasures, will open June 20 to the general public, the park announced Tuesday.
The garden will be open from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m., and visitors can check out the gardens, which have been under construction for more than 30 years, on the day of the park’s opening.
The gardens are located in Boboli, Ga., on the southwest corner of the city.
“We are excited to open the garden to the community on the first day of summer,” park spokeswoman Debra Kiel said in a statement.
“Our staff will be in attendance to answer questions, so please arrive early and take advantage of the many opportunities to learn more about the Gardens.”
Boboli Gardens is located on the northwest corner of Atlanta and will feature a wide variety of plant species, from a giant red oak to a white tulip.
The garden is home to more than 1,500 species of plants.
The park will have a large collection of animals, including pheasants, gazelles, raccoons, and squirrels.
The parks largest animal, a 3-foot tall female pheasant, will be among the featured attractions, as will a 5-foot-tall female bobcat, an 18-foot male kestrel and a 2-footer golden jackal.
The Boboli garden has more than 100 varieties of plants, with the most popular species in the park currently being the white tulips and a variety of red tulips.
The gardens have been in operation for more then 30 years and will have many more seasons of the gardens to come.
The Bobolis will host a variety, from spring through fall, in addition to the annual fall fair.
Visitors can also take part in a botanical survey and learn about the garden’s history and ecology, including how it was originally built.
The parks botanical collection will be the largest in Georgia.
The most popular botanical plants at the parks are: White tulip Green sea Yellow-eyed tulip Blue water Pineapple Lime Peach Lemon Horseradish Orange Pomegranate Blueberry Sweet basil Sweet apple Chives Sweet poppy Sweet onion Rose Papaya Sweet peach Sweet almond Sweet mint Mango Sweet banana Sweet lime Sweet ginger Passion fruit Sweet papaya Sugar maple Sweet lemon Sweet peppermint Sweet sage Sweet rose Rosemary Sweet potato Sweet plum Sweet corn Sweet watermelon Sage leaf Sweet pumpkin Sweet pecan Sweet pineapple Sweet tobacco Sweet sunflower Sweet wafer Wild plum Wild lilac Cherry Orange Coconut Lamb Lemon