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Design underway, groundbreaking for UGA’s Alice H. Richards Children’s Garden is set

The State Botanical Garden of Georgia has hired a designer and a construction manager for the Alice H. Richards Children’s Garden, and plans to break ground on Sept. 1. Koons Environmental Design, of Athens, Ga., will lead plans for the… Full story

Collaborating for Plant Conservation

When it comes to plant conservation, the key to success is collaboration. Partners in the Georgia Plant Conservation Alliance (GPCA) know this all too well. Headquartered at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia at UGA (SBG), GPCA is a network… Full story

Local student brings pollinator program to Colham Ferry, helps school with STEM endeavors

Harper Ann Moffett, an Oconee County High School junior, recently introduced third graders at Colham Ferry Elementary School (CFES) to the State Botanical Garden of Georgia’s pollinator conservation program, Connect to Protect. In March, Moffett spoke with the students about… Full story

UGA student uses grant to launch pollinator project on rooftop

  The grassy roof of the University of Georgia’s geography-geology building is an oasis for pollinators thanks to an enterprising student at the State Botanical Garden. Carson Dann, who graduated in May with a degree in agriculture, used a mini-grant… Full story

Join us for the 2017 Sunflower Concert Series

The 16th annual Sunflower Concert Series will kick off at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia at UGA on June 13. The garden will host four performances during the series, held Tuesday evenings in June, July, August and September. All… Full story

Long-time volunteer helps State Botanical Garden and partners conserve endangered native species

Nita Haley has volunteered with the State Botanical Garden of Georgia for 16 years, often focusing her efforts in the gift shop. This year, however, Haley is using her sewing skills to help the garden and its southeastern partners collect… Full story

State Botanical Garden of Georgia celebrates National Public Gardens Day

The State Botanical Garden of Georgia at UGA joined more than 180 public gardens around the country and in Puerto Rico in celebration of the American Public Garden Association’s 8th Annual National Public Gardens Day on May 12. Communities were invited… Full story

The Conservation Blog: The State Botanical Garden of Georgia can help you grow wildflowers for bees

You have likely seen the ads on social media or noticed the missing bee on Cheerios boxes, bringing attention to the plight of bees. We at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia appreciate the attention bees are getting through products… Full story

State Botanical Garden of Georgia takes No. 7 spot in USA Today poll

The votes are in and the State Botanical Garden of Georgia at the University of Georgia is among the top 10 gardens in the U.S. in the most recent USA Today poll. The State Botanical Garden came in seventh in… Full story

Service-learning course meeting at Center for Native Plant Studies

Every spring semester, Jim Affolter, director of research at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia, teaches a three-credit, service-learning undergraduate course, “Conserving Native Plants” (HORT 3333S). Students now are able to meet in the classroom at the Mimsie Lanier Center… Full story