Bruce Monro: Light in the Garden installation at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. (Photo courtesy ABG)
Bruce Monro: Light in the Garden installation at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. (Photo courtesy ABG)

The James M. Cox Foundation has announced a $1 million grant to the Atlanta Botanical Garden in Midtown. The grant supports the organization’s $50 million Nourish and Flourish Capital Campaign to support the expansion of gardens and facilities.

Through the Nourish and Flourish campaign, a 15-acre urban forest will be transformed, a hillside garden will be created adjacent to Piedmont Park, an education complex will be established and a new Conservation and Training Center will be developed to support the protection of at-risk species.

The campaign will also fund the expansion of the Gardenhouse complex to include a new café offering farm-to-table meals and cooking classes, as well as the renovation of the Children’s Garden that served 250,000 children and families in 2014.