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UGA grows education across the southeast with new Alice H. Richards Children’s Garden

October 9th, 2018

Celebrate the breathtaking world of nature with a journey into dark caves brimming with dinosaur fossils, climb through a larger-than-life overturned chestnut tree, and soar above the tree canopy in a magical treehouse in the woods. The Alice H. Richards… Full story

State Botanical Garden of Georgia celebrates longtime donors at Giving Tree Tribute

September 26th, 2018

Six longtime supporters of the State Botanical Garden of Georgia were honored recently during the biennial “Giving Tree” celebration that recognizes patrons who have given their time and money to the garden. “We are fortunate to have a strong group… Full story

June Native Plant of the Month: Hairy Rattleweed

May 29th, 2018

HAIRY RATTLEWEED Baptisia arachnifera Hairy Rattleweed is an endangered plant now only found in two counties in Georgia, Brantley and Wayne, and nowhere else in the world.  It is a pine flatwood perennial and is named for the white, cobwebby… Full story

Connect to Protect garden grows in downtown Athens

April 3rd, 2018

  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

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

February 14th, 2018

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

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Atlanta couple’s gift to State Botanical Garden a tribute to their mothers

October 17th, 2017

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

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Photography exhibit at the State Botanical Garden features a unique perspective on wildlife

September 20th, 2017

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

Local student brings pollinator program to Colham Ferry, helps school with STEM endeavors

June 22nd, 2017

Harper Ann Moffett, an Oconee County High School junior, recently introduced third graders at Colham Ferry Elementary School (CFES) to the State Botanical Garden of Georgia’s pollinator conservation program, Connect to Protect. In March, Moffett spoke with the students about… Full story

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

January 10th, 2017

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

State Botanical Garden’s Connect to Protect Native Plant Sale in October  

September 13th, 2016

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