Garden Highlights

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


Peach and Apple Trees

Pearl Bush

Redbuds and Dogwoods

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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Nature Ramblers

Please join our Nature Ramblers and learn more about the natural areas, flora and fauna of the Garden while making new friends and enjoying the cool, fresh air. Sessions will start with an inspirational reading by a nature writer such as Annie Dillard, John Muir, or Janise Ray. This is a ramble not a hike; we will stop to view interesting plants, insects, butterflies, mushrooms, etc., along the way. Ramblers are encouraged to bring their own nature writings or favorite poems and essays to share with the group. Join us for one or all sessions; these informal rambles are free but donations are accepted in the Garden's donation box in the lobby of the Visitor Center.

Upcoming Events

Drawing in Nature: Illustration in the Garden with Toni Carlucci

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April 29, 2014 | 4 - 6 PM

Open to Children ages 8 and Older

Blue Danube Gardens of the World Ball

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May 3, 2014

Annual Fundraiser

Certificate in Native Plants - Elective: Important Plant Families of Georgia

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May 10, 2014 | 9 AM - 1 PM

Certificate in Native Plants - Elective: Summer Tree Identification

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June 13, 2014 | 9 AM - 1 PM

Full Moon Hike

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June 13, 2014 | 8 - 9:30 PM

Certificate in Native Plants - Elective: Digital Plant Photography

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June 21, 2014 | 9 AM - 2 PM