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!



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

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Upcoming Events

Athens Brass Choir

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August 2, 2015 | 3 - 4 PM

Afternoon Concert at the Garden

Dog Days of Bloomers

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August 4, 2015 | 6 - 7:30 PM

August Friends First Friday

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August 7, 2015 | 9 - 10:30 AM

Flea Market Finds

Friends Annual Flea Market

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August 15, 2015 | 8 AM - 1 PM

Designing with Salvage

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August 18, 2015 | 5:30 - 8 PM

August Sunflower Concert: Grogus

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August 25, 2015 | 7 - 9 PM

Grogus's Latin jazz, Cuban, and caribbean styles will make you feel good, listening to the upbeat lyrics and tempo or kicking off your shoes and dancing in the super-soft grass in front of the stage.

Flower Arranging Unit 1

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August 26, 2015 | 9 AM - 3 PM

Line and Line Mass Design Course