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UGA expands access to native plant certificate program

At UGA’s Georgia Mountain Research and Education Center, adult students study bees under a microscope, build bee houses and tour the center’s ethnobotanical garden. It’s all part of the Bee-utiful World of Native Bees course, an elective in the curricula… Full story

UGA’s 2022 Georgia Pollinator Plants of the Year hitting the market soon

The four 2022 Georgia Pollinator Plants of the Year will be available at the UGA State Botanical Garden of Georgia and at nurseries and garden stores throughout the state in the coming months. The plants are nominated by gardeners, horticulturists,… Full story

As COVID cases dropped, Clarke County students began returning to UGA

For Clarke County School District students, getting back to normal means going back to UGA for annual field trips. In the fall, a group of pre-Kindergarten students were the first Clarke County School District (CCSD) students on campus for a… Full story

UGA State Botanical Garden dedicates new porcelain museum, garden updates

With the snip of a red ribbon, a cheer and a lot of smiles, State Botanical Garden of Georgia donors, faculty and staff watched as UGA leaders officially dedicated the garden’s newest additions: the Porcelain and Decorative Arts Museum, Discovery… Full story

UGA Partnerships Yield Tangible Results In Fighting Floodplain Invasive Species

What happens when research scientists and conservation practitioners work together to restore Georgia’s floodplains? Collaborative efforts led by University of Georgia graduate students and conservation practitioners at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia show how vital partnerships are in restoring… Full story

Winter WonderLights draws crowds during its inaugural season

Thirty-two nights. More than 45,000 visitors, One million lights. The University of Georgia’s holiday light show, presented by the Office of the UGA President, exceeded expectations, selling out more than a week’s worth of nights and drawing people from 43… Full story

Natural Inspiration: UGA brings art and nature together at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia Porcelain and Decorative Arts Museum

The newest tree at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia needs no water or sunlight. Its 75 blossoms are made of kaolin and bone china. They bear images of Danish botanicals, meticulously reproduced from folio-sized illustrations drawn in the late… Full story

Hand-crafted brightly lit animals delight children and adults at UGA’s first winter light show

Eight whimsical creatures are stirring up magical memories at the UGA State Botanical Garden during the inaugural Winter WonderLights event that runs through Jan. 9. Created by local artists using welded metal and thousands of dazzling lights, a cardinal, a… Full story

Winter WonderBar adds to the excitement at UGA’s first holiday light show

Condor Chocolates is making the UGA State Botanical Garden’s inaugural holiday lights show even sweeter. Locally owned by brothers Nick and Peter Dale, Condor Chocolates has created a Winter WonderBar to coincide with the garden’s holiday light show, Winter WonderLights,… Full story

Crowds wowed by University of Georgia’s first Winter WonderLights holiday show

The first ticketholders for opening night of the inaugural Winter WonderLights at UGA’s State Botanical Garden began trickling in as the setting sun cast a pink glow across the sky and the holiday lights began to twinkle. Leara Rhodes, a… Full story