Garden Highlights

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


Nun's Orchid

Paperwhite Narcissus

Vanilla Orchid

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!


Valentine's Dinner

Can you think of a more charming place to spend Valentine's evening than a glass conservatory filled with orchids and other tropical plants?

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Garden Shop Inventory Closing

The Garden Shop will be closed for inventory starting January 23, 2017 and reopening on January 26, 2017.

Upcoming Events

Gardens in the Côte d'Azur - France and Monaco

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January 24, 2017 | 6:30 PM

Garden Travels by Connie Cottingham

Orchard Fruit Production & Pruning

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January 29, 2017 | 1 - 5 PM

Session 1

Swing Night in the Garden

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January 31, 2017 | 8 - 11 PM

February Friends First Friday

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February 3, 2017 | 9 - 10:30 AM

Bringing Rare Plants into Home Landscapes

Orchid Madness Opening Reception

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February 4, 2017 | 6 PM

At our opening reception, preview special orchids on display while enjoying hors d'oeuvres and live music. Guests will also receive an orchid to take home. Dress is business casual, and tickets for this individual event are $50.

Art Sketching Playdate for Adults

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February 5, 2017 | 1:30 - 4:30 PM