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Decorative steel arch will be a focal point of
the Alice H. Richards Children’s Garden

Atlanta artist Andrew Crawford is creating the steel archway that will welcome visitors to a new outdoor educational site for children at the UGA State Botanical Garden of Georgia. Crawford, who owns Andrew T. Crawford Ironworks in Atlanta, has been… Full story

February Native plant of the month: Smooth Coneflower

The Smooth Coneflower, Echinacea laevigata, is an endangered plant now only found in two counties in Georgia (Stephens and Habersham) and in scattered locations in South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia. It is a prairie plant and has a smooth… Full story

Oconee Middle School courtyard gets new life through partnership with UGA

Instead of pencils and paper, the tools Shari Travers’ seventh-grade students used on a recent fall morning were shovels and rakes. The courtyard outside her classroom window already had been cleared, some invasive plants removed, and space made for a… Full story

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