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 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!


Labor Day Holiday Hours

The State Botanical Garden of Georgia grounds will be open from 8 am till 5 pm on Labor Day. The Visitor Center, Conservatory, Garden Shop, and Dondero's Cafe will be closed the entire day.

Southern Garden Heritage Conference

Registration for the 2014 Southern Garden Heritage Conference is now open. Click more info for details and online registration

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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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Upcoming Events

September Friends First Friday

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September 5, 2014 | 9 - 10:30 AM


Grandparents Day: Fairy House and Tea

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September 7, 2014 | 2 - 4 PM

Full Moon Hike

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September 8, 2014 | 7 - 8:30 PM

Insectival! Family Day

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September 13, 2014 | 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Certificate in Native Plants - Elective: Plants & Pollinators

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September 24, 2014 | 9 AM - 1 PM