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PHOTO: Botanical Garden walkway construction continues

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Workers continued construction on the Atlanta Botanical Garden's Canopy Walk, scheduled to open this spring. AJC/Jamie Gumbrecht

On a walk through the Atlanta Botanical Garden yesterday, I could see serious progress on construction around the garden, including the new Edible Garden and Canopy Walk. Those, along with the Cascade Garden, are scheduled to open in May as part of the garden’s $55 million expansion projects


Here's what the Canopy Walk should look like by May. Hopefully there will be more green by then, too.

The Canopy Walk project was scheduled to open last year, but was on hold after part of collapsed in December 2008. One man was killed and 18 others were injured. Construction resumed in October.

Till then, the rest of the garden remains open, including the Orchid Daze: Tower of Flowers exhibition, which is the center of its yummy Valentines in the Garden event this weekend.

Take the trip up to the garden slowly, and you can get an eyeful of the construction work yourself.

Want to go? Atlanta Botanical Garden. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays November-March, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays April through October. $5-$16. 1345 Piedmont Ave. N.E., Atlanta. 404-876-5859,

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