Atlanta Botanical Gardens offers free admission this week in honor of Anne Cox Chambers

Atlanta Botanical Gardens offers free admission this week in honor of Anne Cox Chambers
FILE: Picture of the Earth Goddess topiary at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens. (WSBTV.com News Staff)

ATLANTA — The Atlanta Botanical Gardens is honoring Atlanta philanthropist and former WSB-TV owner Anne Cox Chambers by offering free admission to the gardens.

Chambers died Jan. 31 at the age of 100. She was a big supporter of the gardens, as well as other cultural institutions across metro Atlanta.

“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 woman she was, her love of flowers and her devotion to the community, we want all of Atlanta to experience the beauty of the Garden.”

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The gardens in midtown and Gainesville will have free admission from Tuesday through Sunday.

Chambers was recognized by the gardens as 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,” the gardens said in a new release.

The Atlanta Botanical Garden in midtown is open Tuesday-Sunday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. It will close early Friday, at 4 p.m., for Valentine's Day in the Garden.

The Gainesville Garden is open Tuesday-Sunday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

City remembers philanthropist Anne Cox Chambers
City remembers philanthropist Anne Cox Chambers