Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum
Take A Unique Natural Journey Through Atlanta’s Living Past, Present, and Future
The Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum is a dynamic natural space that offers a unique glimpse into the horticultural history of the city. This 22-mile long linear expanse can be enjoyed in many ways, but the most fulfilling experience is provided by the Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum Walking Tour, guided by Trees Atlanta Docents.
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What is the Atlanta BeltLine?
What is Trees Atlanta?
What is the Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum?
Experience the Atlanta BeltLine and the Wonder of its Arboretum
What is the Walking Tour?
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The Walking Tour Sounds Amazing! How Do I Sign-up?
Don’t Just Take the Tour – Become a Trees Atlanta Docent!
Docents for the Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum Walking Tour are volunteers who are passionate and specially trained to guide tours or lead projects within the Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum. They introduce visitors to all facets of the Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum, including the origins, beauty, and importance of native plants. Docents interact directly with the general public about the Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum.
To become a Docent, applicants should:
- Be a Trees Atlanta member
- Attend all training sessions
- Commit to leading two tours or projects per month
- Have some prior level of horticulture knowledge (preferred)
Training includes personal instruction from area experts on horticulture collections of the Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum, history and design of the Atlanta BeltLine, and much more!
To participate in the training program, please contact [email protected] to learn when the next training session commences, and to answer any questions you may have.
Docent training takes place at:
Trees Atlanta Kendeda Center
225 Chester AveAtlanta, GA 30316
For information and registration, contact:
Special thanks to Kaiser Permanente for helping to make the Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum Docent Program possible.
If Trees Could Sing is a Nature Conservancy program that brings together a diverse array of musical artists to talk about trees and their benefits for people. Check out their videos collected here. You can dig in deeper on each musical artist’s tree page to learn more about the featured tree species and about trees in general.
If Trees Could Sing is a project of The Nature Conservancy in Georgia in partnership with Trees Atlanta.