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State Botanical Garden honors Deen Day Sanders for 50 years of service

Deen Day Sanders has been planting seeds her entire life. She has supported the State Botanical Garden of Georgia since its establishment 50 years ago. Sanders’ love for gardening first took root in the small town of Adrian, Georgia, where… Full story

May Native Plant of the Month: Canby’s Dropwart

Canby’s Dropwart Oxypolis canbyi Canby’s Dropwort is an important endangered perennial. It’s essential to the lifecycle of the black swallowtail butterflies who lay their eggs on the stems. When the larvae (caterpillars) emerge, they eat the stems and leaves before… Full story

Art exhibit featuring the signature plant for the 50th anniversary of the State Botanical Garden

An opening reception for the Southern Flame Azalea Invitational Art Show at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia will be held on Sunday, April 8, from 2-4 p.m. The exhibition will feature 20 different interpretations of the Southern flame azalea—the… Full story

Connect to Protect garden grows in downtown Athens

  This fall, downtown Athens gained some biodiversity with the installation of Connect to Protect  flower beds at corners of Washington St. and College Ave. The featured native plants were grown at the garden’s Mimsie Lanier Center for Native Plant Studies… Full story

April Native Plant of the Month: Georgia Trillium

Georgia Trillium Trillium georgianum The species formerly known as Trillium pusillum was renamed in 2017 to Trillium georgianum. It was recognized for being genetically and physically unique from other similar dwarf trillium and it only occurs in one place in… Full story

March Native Plant of the Month: Georgia Rockcress

Native plant of the month: GEORGIA ROCKCRESS Arabis georgiana The Georgia Rockcress is a threatened perennial found in very few locations along rocky slopes in Georgia’s Chattahoochee, Clay, Floyd, Gordon, Harris and Muscogee counties.  Its delicate, erect stems hold flowers… Full story

Alice H. Richards Children’s Garden – Construction Progress Video

Video of the Alice H. Richards Children’s Garden from a monthly drone fly over. Video will be updated regularly.   Video updated February 8, 2018

An interdisciplinary collaboration at UGA’s State Botanical Garden highlights local music

Music and nature are two things known to soothe the soul. It’s only natural the two have come together for Pickin’ at the Garden, an interactive workshop and concert series produced by the UGA Hugh Hodgson School of Music, the… Full story

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