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National award celebrates UGA and statewide conservation programs

A statewide conservation alliance headquartered at the UGA State Botanical Garden of Georgia has received a rare national recognition for its decades of efforts to conserve native plants. The Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies presented the special award to… Full story

State Botanical Garden’s Connect to Protect Native Plant Sale in October  

Add some perennial plants to your garden this October at the Connect to Protect Native Plant Sale at the University of Georgia’s State Botanical Garden of Georgia. The annual event, one of the most anticipated horticultural events on the Athens… Full story

State Botanical Garden of Georgia recognizes longtime donors for support

Alumni and longtime University of Georgia supporters Joe and Ann Frierson were hailed as Distinguished Honorees at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia’s Giving Tree tribute on Sept. 8. Richard and Cindy Moore, and Tom Wight, were recognized as Southern… Full story

Need that umbrella? Check the WeatherStem stations at UGA

UGA students and the general public will benefit from new technology installed at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia and UGA’s main campus that provides real time weather data and early warnings for severe weather. The stations, donated by WeatherStem… Full story

A second Georgia county looks to revive its downtown with native plants

A University of Georgia program aimed at supporting pollinators across the state may be expanding even further south. A group from Hawkinsville, Ga. toured the State Botanical Garden of Georgia on July 6 to explore bringing a Connect to Protect… Full story

Q&A with Linda Chafin on her new book, Field Guide to the Wildflowers of Georgia and Surrounding States

Field Guide to the Wildflowers of Georgia and Surrounding States is the first field guide devoted exclusively to Georgia’s wildflowers, while also including a large number of plants found in neighboring states.  Were you surprised that Georgia did not have… Full story

State Botanical Garden of Georgia works on prairie restoration

Last week, UGA State Botanical Garden of Georgia Conservation Horticulturist Heather Alley and Conservation Coordinator Jennifer Ceska attended the Mid-South Prairie Symposium at Austin Peay State University in Clarkesville, Tenn. Experts from around the country presented on the conservation value… Full story

UGA State Botanical Garden teams up with College of Education to teach kids about nature

Molly Samuel had as much fun yanking radishes out of the ground as the four-year-olds she worked with in a University of Georgia service-learning course. “I’d never gardened before this class,” Samuel said. “Learning how to garden and grow it… Full story

UGA promotes pollinator program in Athens and across the state

If conservationists at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia have their way, the newly-dedicated Mimsie Lanier Center for Native Plant Studies will one day be obsolete. “We will teach growers how to grow native plants for restoration, for gardening with… Full story

Plantapalooza spring plant sale at UGA raises $31,000

Plantapalooza, which brings together three University of Georgia units for one big plant sale, was held April 9 at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia, the Trial Gardens and the UGA Horticulture Club. The event attracted thousands and raised $31,000… Full story