Garden Highlights

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



Ginger Lily

Native Grass Meadow

And many more that we do not 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!


Search for the next Director of the Garden

The University of Georgia invites applications and nominations for the position of Director of the State Botanical Garden of Georgia. Please see the full announcement for more information.

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O'Grady Bird Habitat Restoration Project

Learn about restoring wildlife-friendly plantings to the State Botanical Garden of Georgia

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Upcoming Events

Classic City Band – A Scary Concert

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October 30, 2016 | 2 - 3 PM

November Friends First Friday

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November 4, 2016 | 9 - 10:30 AM

Wildflowers of Georgia

Fall Festival

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November 5, 2016 | 10 AM - 12 PM

Athens Flute Choir Fall Concert

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November 6, 2016 | 2 PM

Herbal Creams and Salves

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November 10, 2016 | 9:30 - 11:30 AM

Certificate in Native Plants- Core Course: Plant Taxonomy

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November 12, 2016 | 9 AM - 5 PM