Registration opens March 20, 2013
ATLANTA – On April 12th, 2013, Trees Atlanta will launch Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum Walking Tours to offer an in-depth exploration of the Atlanta BeltLine’s Eastside Trail. The free walking tours are led by trained experts called docents and focus particularly on the horticultural collections and interesting facts about the Atlanta BeltLine. Each docent prepares unique talking points to spotlight the native trees, architectural interests, key historical stories, and much more.
The Eastside Trail is just one segment of the Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum. The Arboretum will evolve into a 22-mile long horticultural collection. This one-of-a-kind linear expanse provides neighborhood connectivity along the Atlanta BeltLine, while showcasing unique natural characteristics within each community. The Arboretum will be built over the next two decades.
The walking tour is offered year-round in order to experience every season of the Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum. Taking place at 10 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, the tour takes approximately 1.5 hours and begins from an easily-accessible trailhead in the Inman Park neighborhood. Registration for the following month opens at 9 a.m. on the 20th of each current month, so registration for April tours will open on March 20. Register online at tours.beltline.org. Tours are limited to 20 people per tour and group accommodations are available. The Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum Walking Tours are made possible by a generous donation from Kaiser Permanente.