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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

Student researcher works through State Botanical Garden to repopulate habitat for monarch butterflies

An area of Panola Mountain State Park is the latest site to be repopulated with native wildflowers to attract Monarch butterflies, thanks to the State Botanical Garden at the University of Georgia. Working with faculty and staff at the garden’s… Full story

New signage will help visitors to State Botanical Garden trails find their way

New signs posted along the nearly 5 miles of trails at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia at the University of Georgia will help runners or hikers who have lost their way or are injured let search teams know where… Full story

UGA and high school students take top prizes in State Botanical Garden of Georgia’s annual student art contest

Two University of Georgia students and one Locust Grove High School student were chosen as the top three winners in the annual student art contest held by the State Botanical Garden of Georgia, a unit of UGA Public Service and… Full story

UGA alumna named State Botanical Garden of Georgia director

Jennifer M. Cruse-Sanders, vice president for science and conservation at the Atlanta Botanical Garden, has been named director of the State Botanical Garden of Georgia at UGA, effective Feb. 15, 2017. Cruse-Sanders’ senior administrative experience managing botanical garden programming and… Full story