Garden Highlights

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


Chinese Fringe Tree


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!


Garden Closing

The State Botanical Garden of Georgia will be hosting its annual fundraising gala, the Gardens of the World Ball. Because of this event, our Visitor Center will be closed May 6, 7 and 8, 2016. The entire Garden will closed at 4 pm on May 7, 2016 and reopen at 8 am on Sunday May 8, 2016.

Nature Ramblers

Join this wonderful group each Thursday morning at the Shade Garden arbor to learn more about the natural areas, flora and fauna of the Garden while making new friends. The group will stop to view plants, insects, butterflies, mushrooms, etc. along the way. In May the ramble begins at 8:30am, but will move to 8:00 am in June.

Upcoming Events

Moulthrop Art Auction

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April 28 - May 31, 2016

Moulthrop Handcarved Bowl

Make-N-Take: Build a Compost Screener

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May 1, 2016 | 2 - 5 PM

Certificate in Native Plants - Elective: Spring Wildflowers of the Southern Blue Ridge

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May 4, 2016 | 10 AM - 2 PM

Community Flower Recycling

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May 8, 2016 | 9 AM - 12 PM

May Friends First Friday

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May 13, 2016 | 9 - 10:30 AM

Japanese Maples!

Certificate in Native Plants - Elective: Carnivorous Plants

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May 14, 2016 | 9 AM - 1 PM