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Visitor Center & Conservatory – Gardenside Room

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State Botanical Garden of Georgia Athens, GA 30605 United States
706-542-1244 www.botgarden.uga.edu

The State Botanical Garden Gardenside Room is located in the Visitor Center and Conservatory. It is a meeting facility that is flexibly designed to house events ranging from Leactures and retreats to receptions or small dinners.

March 2017

Build your own Natural FurnitureWith Bim Willow

March 25, 2017, 8:45 am - 3:00 pm
Visitor Center & Conservatory – Gardenside Room, State Botanical Garden of Georgia Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map

Natural Furniture $46-$685 depending on furniture selection Registration Deadline is March 10, 2017 Register Online     Bim Willow is a nationally recognized furniture builder. He has been featured on HGTV and has been building furniture for 30 years. He…

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October 2017

Holiday Flea Market

October 21, 2017, 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Visitor Center & Conservatory – Gardenside Room, State Botanical Garden of Georgia Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map
Free

A special Christmas/Thanksgiving Holiday Flea Market will include holiday décor, jewelry, gift wrap, trees, ornaments, lights and so much more. For information on how to donate to this event, contact us at lpbryant@uga.edu

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February 2018

Dragon Making Workshop Lunar New Year 2018

February 10, 2018, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on February 11, 2018 at 1:00pm

Visitor Center & Conservatory – Gardenside Room, State Botanical Garden of Georgia Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map

Dragon Making $45 Per Family, $40.50 Members Register Online Since the Lunar New Year festival traditionally marks the beginning of the planting season in China, a major character is a dragon, bringer of rain and good luck. Sign up in…

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Dragon Making Workshop Lunar New Year 2018

February 11, 2018, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on February 11, 2018 at 1:00pm

Visitor Center & Conservatory – Gardenside Room, State Botanical Garden of Georgia Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map

Dragon Making $45 Per Family, $40.50 Members Register Online Since the Lunar New Year festival traditionally marks the beginning of the planting season in China, a major character is a dragon, bringer of rain and good luck. Sign up in…

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Forest Service National Botany Programunique places, native plants and pollinators

February 13, 2018, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Visitor Center & Conservatory – Gardenside Room, State Botanical Garden of Georgia Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map
Free

Forest Service National Botany Program RSVP Online     The State Botanical Garden of Georgia is pleased to welcome William Carromero, the National Botanist for the USDA Forest Service, for a special evening conversation. The U.S. Forest Service is a…

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April 2018

Rethinking Annuals for Your Garden

April 5, 2018, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Visitor Center & Conservatory – Gardenside Room, State Botanical Garden of Georgia Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map

Rethinking Annuals Cost: $12 Member Cost: $10.80 Register Online     Don’t dismiss warm-season annuals, when there are so many great ones to choose from and our growing season stretches from April to November. Horticulturist Mike Sikes and landscape architect Connie Cottingham…

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June 2018

June Friends First FridaySunflower Music Series

June 1, 2018, 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Visitor Center & Conservatory – Gardenside Room, State Botanical Garden of Georgia Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map

Sunflower Music Series $12 Non Members, $10 Members Register online This year we celebrate the garden’s 50th Anniversary with a very special Sunflower Music Series season, starting with a celebration of 1968 (the year of the Beatle’s White Album). William…

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Summer Tree IdentificationCertificate in Native Plants

June 9, 2018, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Visitor Center & Conservatory – Gardenside Room, State Botanical Garden of Georgia Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map

Summer Tree Identification Elective $50 General Admission, $45 Members Register Online     About 200 tree species occur in Georgia’s Piedmont forests and woodlands. In this class, students learn to identify some of the most common of these by their…

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July 2018

July Friends First Friday Learning about Gardening

July 13, 2018, 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Visitor Center & Conservatory – Gardenside Room, State Botanical Garden of Georgia Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map

Learning about Gardening $12 Non Members, $10 Members Register online Staff member Connie Cottingham not only publicizes events at the botanical garden, she maintains the garden calendar for Georgia Gardening magazine and her own website and has attended many courses…

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August 2018

Companion Plants for Orchidsby the Northeast Georgia Orchid Society

August 19, 2018, 2:00 pm
Visitor Center & Conservatory – Gardenside Room, State Botanical Garden of Georgia Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map
Free

Many non-orchid cultivated plants have tropical origins, similar to orchids, and require similar growing conditions.  Growing these plants as companions to orchids can benefit both the orchids and the companion plants.  Northeast Georgia Orchid Society member Nat Scheckler will discuss…

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Flower Arranging Unit 1Line/Line Mass Design

August 29, 2018, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Visitor Center & Conservatory – Gardenside Room, State Botanical Garden of Georgia Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map

Line Mass Design $45 General Admission, $40.50 Members Register Online Upon completion of all five units, students will be awarded the Basic Design Certificate from The Garden Club of Georgia. Courses do not need to be completed in order. Participants…

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September 2018

September Friends First Friday How to Be a Weather Reporter

September 14, 2018, 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Visitor Center & Conservatory – Gardenside Room, State Botanical Garden of Georgia Athens, GA 30605 United States

How to Be a Weather Reporter $12 General Admission, $10 Members (Includes Breakfast) Register Online     Did you know the State Botanical Garden of Georgia has a weather station? Join James Gilstrap, IT Professional, as he delves into the…

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October 2018

Flower Arranging Unit 2 Mass Design and Foliage Design

October 10, 2018, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Visitor Center & Conservatory – Gardenside Room, State Botanical Garden of Georgia Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map

Mass Design and Foliage Design $45 General Admission, $40.50 Members Register Online     Unit 2 in this National Garden Club series focuses on Mass and Foliage Design.   Additional units of study include Designs for Dining Table, Fruit and Vegetable…

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November 2018

November First Friday Heritage Days Fall Festival

November 2, 2018, 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Visitor Center & Conservatory – Gardenside Room, State Botanical Garden of Georgia Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map

Heritage Days Fall Festival $12 Non Members, $10 Members Register Online   Join Gareth Crosby, Heritage Garden curator, and Cora Keber, director of education, to learn about the wonderful celebration the Heritage Days Fall Festival will be bringing to the…

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Paper Making with Plants and Flowers: A Beautiful Tradition

November 3, 2018, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Visitor Center & Conservatory – Gardenside Room, State Botanical Garden of Georgia Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map

Paper Making with Plants and Flowers $35 General Admission, $31.50 Members Register Online In this exciting hands-on workshop we will explore all the creative possibilities of making recycled paper from cotton scraps. We will discuss the rich history of cotton…

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January 2019

January Friends First Friday How to Control Invasive Plants in Our Area

January 11, 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Visitor Center & Conservatory – Gardenside Room, State Botanical Garden of Georgia Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map

How to Control Invasive Plants in Our Area $12 Non Members, $10 Members Register Online Our speaker, Lauren Muller, who once worked at SBG is now the Coordinator for the Northeast Georgia Invasive Plant Cooperative. They support invasive control and…

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February 2019

February Friends First Friday Orchids to You!

February 1, 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Visitor Center & Conservatory – Gardenside Room, State Botanical Garden of Georgia Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map

Orchids $12 Non Members, $10 Members Register Online Did you know vanilla comes from orchids? Join Shelly Prescott, Director of Horticulture at the SBG, as he gives us a peek into the mystery and allure of orchids. During the entire…

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Garden TravelsPhiladelphia and the World’s Largest Indoor Flower Show

February 12, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Visitor Center & Conservatory – Gardenside Room, State Botanical Garden of Georgia Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map

Philadelphia and the World’s Largest Indoor Flower Show $10 General Admission, Free for Members Register Online     About 250,000 people attend the annual Philadelphia Flower Show. Last year Connie Cottingham and Pat Brusack were two of those people, on…

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March 2019

March Friends First FridayAlice H. Richards Children’s Garden: Celebrate Children.

March 1, 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Visitor Center & Conservatory – Gardenside Room, State Botanical Garden of Georgia Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map

Alice H. Richards Children’s Garden: Celebrate Children. Celebrate Nature. $12 General Admission, $10 Members (Includes Breakfast) Register Online     The construction is over and the landscape is being filled in the Alice H. Richards Children’s Garden. Join Cora Keber,…

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April 2019

April Friends First FridayIt’s Spring Plant Sale Time!

April 5, 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Visitor Center & Conservatory – Gardenside Room, State Botanical Garden of Georgia Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map

It’s Spring Plant Sale Time! $12 General Admission, $10 Members Register Online     Join members of the SBG Horticulture staff as they preview the upcoming spring plant sale. Learn about the plants that will be available and pick up…

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