Garden Highlights

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

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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!


2014 Student Art Competition

The State Botanical Garden is now accepting submissions to our annual Student Art Competition. This competition, for students 9th grade through college, is for the purpose of selecting original artwork that may be used to create signature items for sale at The State Botanical Garden of Georgia gift shop and is sponsored by the J.A and H.G Woodruff, JR Charitable Trust.

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Don't forget! Zumba every Wednesday in the Visitor Center and Conservatory from 5:30 to 6:30.

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Nature Ramblers

Please join our Nature Ramblers every thursday at 8 am and learn more about the natural areas, flora and fauna of the Garden while making new friends and enjoying the cool, fresh air. This is a ramble not a hike; we will stop to view interesting plants, insects, butterflies, mushrooms, etc., along the way. Join us for one or all sessions; these informal rambles are free but donations are accepted in the Garden's donation box in the lobby of the Visitor Center. The Last Fall Session Will be November 21, 2014

Upcoming Events

Edible and Poisonous Mushroom Identification

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November 1, 2014 | 9 AM - 1 PM

Salves, Lotions, and Lip Balms

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November 4, 2014 | 6 - 8 PM

Full Moon Hike

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November 6, 2014 | 7 - 8:30 PM

November Friends First Friday

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November 7, 2014 | 9 - 10:30 AM

Field Guide to the Wildflowers of Georgia

Johnstone Lecture: Fredrick Law Olmsted in the South

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November 13, 2014 | 7 PM