Garden Highlights

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


Crape Myrtle


Water Lily

And many more that we do not 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!


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. This ramble is not a hike but an informal walk through the Garden. In August the ramble begins at 8:00am. Starting in September the rambles will begin at 8:30 am.

Upcoming Events

Certificate in Native Plants - Core Course: Protecting Plant Diversity

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August 27, 2016 | 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Art Exhibition Opening Reception: Judy Bolton Jarrett

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August 28, 2016 | 2 - 4 PM

Swing Night in the Garden

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August 30, 2016 | 8 PM

Flower Arranging Unit 1

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August 31, 2016 | 9 AM - 3 PM

Line and Line Mass Design Course

Home School Group

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September 12 , 2016 - May 8, 2017 | 9 AM - 12 PM

Second Monday from September through May

Home School Group

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September 12, 2016

Session 1

Certificate in Native Plants - Elective: Plants and Pollinators, Co-dependence and Conservation

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September 13, 2016 | 9 AM - 1 PM