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!


Holiday Closing

The State Botanical Garden will close st 4:30 pm on December 24, 2014 and will be closed from, December 25, 2014 through Thursday January 1, 2015 for the holidays. We will resume normal operating hours on Friday January 2, 2015

Orchid Madness

Come out for a fundraiser to benefit the Garden's Horticulture Department and their goal of a new Deer Fence

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Annual Art Competition Winner

This Years Art Competition winner has been chosen. Click to find out who won and see the winning artwork

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Upcoming Events

Full Moon Hike

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January 4, 2015 | 7 - 8:30 PM

Garden Geology Session 1

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January 6, 2015

Session 1 of 8

January Friends First Friday

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January 9, 2015 | 9 - 10:30 AM

Certificate in Native Plants - Elective: Winter Tree Identification

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January 17, 2015 | 9 AM - 1 PM

Native Plant Symposium

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January 21, 2015 | 8:45 AM - 3:30 PM