Free Week at Atlanta Botanical Garden
To celebrate the life of the late Anne Cox Chambers, Cox Enterprises is sponsoring free admission to the Atlanta Botanical Garden from Tuesday, Feb. 11 - Sunday, Feb. 16.
Mrs. Chambers, a Cox Enterprises board member and the daughter of our founder Gov. James M. Cox, passed away Jan. 31 at 100. She was a passionate supporter of the Atlanta Botanical Gardens and a lifetime trustee. The Anne Cox Chambers Southern Seasons Garden and the pale, yellow Anne Cox Chambers rose bear her name to honor her love for horticulture.
“My grandmother was known by most as an ambassador, philanthropist and political activist, but one of the titles most fitting was avid gardener,” said Cox Enterprises President and CEO Alex Taylor. “In memory of the amazing women she was, her love of flowers and her devotion to the community, we want all of Atlanta to experience the beauty of the Garden.”
Mrs. Chambers played an active role in the Atlanta community throughout her life. She was a trustee of the Atlanta Arts Alliance and served on the board of the High Museum of Art, whose Renzo Piano-designed wing bears her name.
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The High Museum of Art exhibited several important works from the Musée du Louvre through a partnership made possible largely due to Mrs. Chambers support. Mrs. Chambers was also a founding member of the Forward Arts Foundation, which began in 1965 to support the Atlanta History Center and today supports emerging artists.
Free admission will be offered at both the Midtown and Gainsville gardens. The Atlanta Botanical Garden is open from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. It will close early at 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14 for Valentine's in the Garden. The Gainesville Garden is open from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. For additional details and current exhibit information, please visit www.atlantabg.org.
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