Garden Highlights

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


Chinese Fringe Tree


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!


Holiday Hours

Memorial Day Closing

Nature Ramblers

Join this wonderful group each Thursday morning at the Shade Garden arbor to learn more about the natural areas, flora and fauna of the Garden while making new friends. The group will stop to view plants, insects, butterflies, mushrooms, etc. along the way. In May the ramble begins at 8:30am, but will move to 8:00 am in June.

Upcoming Events

Moulthrop Art Auction

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April 28 - June 15, 2016

Moulthrop Handcarved Bowl

Book Signing and Celebration!

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May 27, 2016 | 5 - 7 PM

The Field Guide to the Wildflowers of Georgia and Surrounding States

Swing Night in the Garden

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May 31, 2016 | 8 PM

June Friends First Friday

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June 3, 2016 | 9 - 10:30 AM

Carnivorous Plants

Certificate in Native Plants - Elective: Summer Tree Identification

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June 3, 2016 | 9 AM - 1 PM

Certificate in Native Plants - Elective: Digital Plant Photography

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June 4, 2016 | 10 AM - 3 PM