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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

UGA’s State Botanical Garden completes first major prairie planting

The State Botanical Garden of Georgia completed its first major planting of native grasses and wildflowers as part of the Piedmont Prairie Restoration. In September, more than 10,000 plugs grown from seed at the Mimsie Lanier Center for Native Plant… Full story

Students ninth grade through college eligible for art contest at UGA

The State Botanical Garden of Georgia at the University of Georgia is conducting a statewide art competition sponsored by the J.A. and H.G. Woodruff, Jr. Charitable Trust to recognize student talent in Georgia and create items for sale in the… Full story

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