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The State Botanical Garden Fall Festival to include Heritage Garden activities

Making soap and paper, dying with indigo and a lesson in seed-saving highlight the Heritage Days Fall Festival at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia. The fifth annual event, previously called the Fall Festival, has been expanded to include a… Full story

Atlanta couple’s gift to State Botanical Garden a tribute to their mothers

Adrian and John Robinson met when they were children. Their mothers, both among the first members of the State Botanical Garden Board of Advisors, were friends and  both children attended Athens Academy. When Adrian was in second grade, her mother… Full story

Photography exhibit at the State Botanical Garden features a unique perspective on wildlife

By Naomi Thomas A new art exhibit at the at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia lets you get up close and personal with the wildlife living among us. The exhibit of photographs taken by Chuck Murphy and Jena Johnson… Full story

UGA breaks ground on new learning environment for children at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia

With the ceremonial turn of red and black spades, University of Georgia officials and dignitaries officially kicked off construction of the $5 million Alice H. Richards Children’s Garden at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia on Sept. 1. The 2.5-acre,… Full story

Getting buggy at the 12th Annual Johnstone Lecture

If you’re into bugs, don’t miss the Johnstone Lecture at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia on Sept. 26. The speaker will be Jaret Daniels, associate professor of entomology at the University of Florida and director of the Florida Museum… Full story

UGA grad student offers workshop on medicinal plants

Though not a typical classroom, the State Botanical Garden of Georgia is one of the University of Georgia’s richest learning environments. The 313-acre garden was graduate student Melissa Ray’s first stop when she came to Athens and now she spends… Full story

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