Plenty of Room to Run Nearby at Atlanta Memorial Park and Botanical Gardens December 26, 2018 / Atlanta / Leave a Comment In the fashionable Midtown district of Atlanta Georgia, the Ardmore & 28th Apartments are the perfect choice for fitness lovers. Complete with a Yoga Studio, a 24-hour oversized fitness center, an on-site dog park, and a resort-style swimming pool, these Midtown apartments in Atlanta are the sure choice for the fitness enthusiast.For those who want to take things outside, these Midtown apartments are just steps away from beautiful parks, gardens, and hiking trails. You’re sure to find plenty of outdoor opportunities nearby if you want to enjoy Atlanta’s beautiful weather. Just seven minutes from Ardmore & 28th, apartments in Midtown is the beautiful and spacious Atlanta Memorial Park, which has playgrounds, hiking trails, and green fields to play with the dogs. Just ten minutes south are the Atlanta Botanical Gardens, where you can learn about various plant species and walk through the artistic, lush gardens. So if you’re into hiking, biking, dog-walking, or anything outdoors, you can’t beat life at these luxury Midtown Atlanta apartments.Atlanta Memorial Park: 200 Acres of Beauty Right Outside Your Door Midtown prides itself on being a “friendly, peaceful neighborhood centered around recreational activities”, and this is never more apparent than exploring Atlanta Memorial Park, in the heart of Buckhead. As part of the beautiful 2,000 acres of parks and 33 miles of trails on the Atlanta BeltLine trail, park visitors can walk their dogs, take a dog, throw a frisbee, or play with the kids on the recently updated playground.According to the Buckhead website, there are exciting plans in store for Atlanta Memorial park and the surrounding area by our Midtown Apartments. “Sidewalks will soon connect the Memorial Park neighborhood to even more recreation just across Northside Drive. There, you will find the Bitsy Grant Tennis Center, Bobby Jones Golf Course, and a connection to Atlanta’s pedestrian Beltline.” Those are some fabulous plans for Atlanta’s third-largest park!As for now, enjoy the 1.8 mile hike around the park on dog-friendly trails, and sit for a moment by the beautiful Peachtree Creek, part of the Chattahoochee River watershed. But stay safe! In heavy rains, this entire park floods, so be sure to stay home in inclement weather.Atlanta Memorial Park has a storied Civil War past that you can learn about by reading the historical plaques placed around the park. This is where the bloody Civil War Battle of Peachtree Creek took place in 1864. You can sit back and imagine what this place would have been like on that fated day.Know before you go: there are no restrooms in the park, so be prepared before you arrive! It’s a great place to spend a few hours: to have an outdoor picnic with your family, to toss a football, or to enjoy a nice walk.Atlanta Botanical Gardens: 30 Acres of Gardens and Plant Collections Home to one of the largest plant collections in the Southeast, the Atlanta Botanical Gardens is just 15 minutes away from our Midtown Apartments. Impressively, they boast one of the largest orchid collections in any public garden in the world, and they also have the largest permanent collection of glass works by Dale Chihuly in any southeast garden. Spending a day at the Atlanta Botanical Garden isn’t just a way to enjoy beautiful gardens, but it’s a great way to appreciate some fine art as well.Speaking of art, an impressive art collection abounds among the gardens, featuring dozens of permanent sculptures, art pieces, and water features. On temporary display is an art exhibition by Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama, called “Narcissus Garden”, so swing by before Spring 2019 to view this contemporary artist’s groundbreaking masterpiece.If you can’t make the temporary exhibitions, there’s always permanent art works on display. The Earth Goddess is a beautiful mother-like statue in the cascades garden that contains no fewer than 18,000 live annuals every year.The Atlanta Botanical Gardens walk visitors through various environments and habitats for plant species around the world. Their website says, “Explore the botanical richness and stunning biodiversity of several distinct environments housed in the Dorothy Chapman Fuqua Conservatory, where a tropical rainforest meets the South African Desert and visitors can learn how humans relate to the plant world in complex ways.” They also put effort forth to protect animals. Their amphibian conservation program helps protect rare and endangered amphibians around the world.Looking to learn more about plants and wildlife? The Atlanta Botanical Gardens hosts educational programs for people who want to learn more about gardening, botany, art, and wildlife local to Georgia. Hone your skills with their art classes, or do Tai Chi in their peaceful gardens, which increases flexibility, focus, and balance. Take classes on how to properly prune trees and shrubs or try your hand at beekeeping.All this art appreciation and garden learning might work up quite the appetite. Check out the amazing dining opportunities at the gardens, including a “two-level dining, café, and event space that nestles in the heart of the garden”, a quick café for a quick bite, or a snack bar and bistro in an outdoor setting, perfect for relaxing on a garden bench with an indulgent brew.The fun doesn’t end with the warm weather! During the holiday season, the Atlanta Botanical Gardens host “Garden Lights Holiday Nights”, in which thousands of LED Christmas lights bring the gardens to life, turning into a lit-up Winter Wonderland, complete with light tunnels, model trains, Christmas shopping at the Garden Gift Shop, and bonfires. It’s a holiday tradition of Atlanta locals.Plenty of Outdoor Activities near Luxury Midtown Atlanta ApartmentsThese are just a couple of highlights for outdoor enthusiasts who choose to live at the Midtown Atlanta apartments at Ardmore & 28th. There are plenty more options around Atlanta that are right outside your door! Check out Tanyard Creek Park, the original segment of the Atlanta BeltLine Trail, which features dog-friendly hiking trails. Dale Way Park is another great place to take the entire family. The kids can play on the playground, and you can swim in the community pool in the hot summer months. Tennis fans will enjoy the tennis courts.Luxury Living in Midtown Apartments You can’t ask for a more gracious, beautiful community to live in than Midtown in Atlanta. What’s better, these Midtown apartments come with everything you need, including garages, an on-site dog park, a yoga studio, an oversized workout room, and a resort-style pool. Enjoy modern, spacious floor plans with balconies and marble counter tops. At these Ardmore & 28th apartments in Midtown, you get luxury living in one of the best neighborhoods in Atlanta.Schedule your free tour today at our website and scroll through a full list of our high-class amenities, our modern floor plans, and view pictures of the actual property to get a sense for life at these Midtown Apartments. We can’t wait to meet you and your furry pets!