Garden Highlights

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



Lenten Roses


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!


Nature Ramblers

Please join our Nature Ramblers every thursday at 8:30 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. This years first Ramble is Thursday, February 18, 2016.

Upcoming Events

Flower Arranging Unit 3

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February 17, 2016 | 9 AM - 3 PM

Design for the Dining Table

Arbor Day Tree Trail Ramble

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February 19, 2016 | 2 - 3 PM

Orchid Class

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February 20, 2016 | 10 AM

Join our orchid class to learn about orchids and their care. This individual event is $10.

ABC's of Assembling a Beehive

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February 21, 2016 | 2 - 6 PM

Unit 3

Full Moon Hike

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February 22, 2016 | 7 - 8:30 PM

A Coast to Coast walk of England

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February 23, 2016 | 6:30 PM

Garden Travels by Alex Patterson

Grand opening of the Mimsie Lanier Center for Native Plant Studies

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February 24, 2016 | 3 - 5 PM