Garden Highlights

Check here each month to find out which features of the State Botanical Garden are truly stunning.



Lenten Roses


And many more that we dont have room to list.

Your Garden...

Is a Secluded Oasis
located minutes away from Downtown Athens,
Houses Collections of Breathtaking Flora
selected from native and exotic origins,
Provides Educational Experiences
that entertain and inspire students of all ages,
Sports a Variety of Hiking Trails
spanning five miles of lovely Piedmont terrain,
Exhibits New Artwork Every Month
and boasts a collection of permanent displays,
Hosts Festivals and Live Music
in a beautiful, family-friendly environment,
And Offers Unique Wedding Locales
with affordable spaces for any special events.

So what does the Garden offer you?

Want to Help?

As a Public Service and Outreach unit of the University of Georgia, the Botanical Garden provides the public of all ages and UGA faculty and students opportunities for recreation, events, research and learning through its natural areas, display gardens and building spaces. With your help, the Garden can continue to grow and provide unique experiences for everyone!


Orchid Madness

Hear what the Horticulture Staff is most excited about:

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This dance class takes place every Wednesday in our Visitor Center from 5:30-6:30PM. Walk-ins welcome! First class is free!

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Upcoming Events

Certificate in Native Plants - Core Course: Natural History of Georgia Plants

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February 6, 2016 | 9 AM - 5 PM

Orchid Madness Wine & Cheese Reception

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February 6, 2016 | 6 PM

Preview the Orchid Collection with Special Orchids on display for this event and receive a free orchid. This individual event is $50.

26th Annual "Give Wildlife a Chance" Poster Contest Submition Deadline

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February 8, 2016

Cooking In the Garden

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February 9, 2016 | 5:30 - 8:30 PM

Cucinare con amore... and Botanicals!

Flower Arranging Unit 3

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February 17, 2016 | 9 AM - 3 PM

Design for the Dining Table

Arbor Day Tree Trail Ramble

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February 19, 2016 | 2 - 3 PM