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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

Education director at State Botanical Garden wins lifetime achievement award

Anne Shenk, who launched educational programming at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia in 1984, was presented a lifetime achievement award from the Environmental Education Alliance of Georgia. Members of the alliance joined staff members at the garden to present… Full story