It is with tremendous sadness that I note the passing of our great friend and patron, Mrs. Dorothy Chapman Fuqua. Mrs. Fuqua was a friend to everyone at the Garden. The Atlanta Botanical Garden wouldn't be what it is today without the support of Mrs. Fuqua, her husband, J.B., and their family. I remember Dottie as an extraordinarily thoughtful and kind woman, who always made time to chat, whose concern was always for others, and who understood the healing nature of gardens. Her desire to share beauty and tranquility with the people of Atlanta gave life to our dream of a conservatory and orchid center for our community and beyond. She was a jewel. We will miss her.
The Fuqua Orchid Center showcases the Atlanta Botanical Garden's large and diverse collection of orchids. Orchids are exhibited year round in the 16,000 sq. ft. display space, consisting of landscaped areas and seasonal displays. Our spring orchid extravaganza, ORCHIDdaze, runs for ten weeks in Feb, March and April.