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Visitor Center & Conservatory – Gardenside Room

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State Botanical Garden of Georgia Athens, GA 30605 United States
706-542-1244 www.botgarden.uga.edu

The State Botanical Garden Gardenside Room is located in the Visitor Center and Conservatory. It is a meeting facility that is flexibly designed to house events ranging from Leactures and retreats to receptions or small dinners.

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June 2018

June Friends First FridaySunflower Music Series

June 1, 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Visitor Center & Conservatory – Gardenside Room, State Botanical Garden of Georgia Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map

Sunflower Music Series $12 Non Members, $10 Members Register online This year we celebrate the garden’s 50th Anniversary with a very special Sunflower Music Series season, starting with a celebration of 1968 (the year of the Beatle’s White Album). William…

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Summer Tree IdentificationCertificate in Native Plants

June 9, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Visitor Center & Conservatory – Gardenside Room, State Botanical Garden of Georgia Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map

Summer Tree Identification Elective $50 General Admission, $45 Members Register Online     About 200 tree species occur in Georgia’s Piedmont forests and woodlands. In this class, students learn to identify some of the most common of these by their…

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Introduction to Orchids By the Northeast Georgia Orchid Society

June 24, 2:00 pm
Visitor Center & Conservatory – Gardenside Room, State Botanical Garden of Georgia Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map
Free

What makes an orchid an orchid?  For the types that are cultivated, what are the basics of orchid care, including getting them to flower again?  NGOS member Dennis O’Connell will present an introduction to orchids.  Please bring any plants you…

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July 2018

July Friends First Friday Learning about Gardening

July 13, 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Visitor Center & Conservatory – Gardenside Room, State Botanical Garden of Georgia Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map

Learning about Gardening $12 Non Members, $10 Members Register online Staff member Connie Cottingham not only publicizes events at the botanical garden, she maintains the garden calendar for Georgia Gardening magazine and her own website and has attended many courses…

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August 2018

August Friends First Friday Hummingbirds

August 3, 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Visitor Center & Conservatory – Gardenside Room, State Botanical Garden of Georgia Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map

Hummingbirds $12 Non Members, $10 Members Register Online Athens wildlife and nature photographer Judy Royal Glenn discovered where the hummingbirds are hiding at the botanical garden by spending a lot of time photographing, taking notes, and recording observations over several…

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Companion Plants for Orchidsby the Northeast Georgia Orchid Society

August 19, 2:00 pm
Visitor Center & Conservatory – Gardenside Room, State Botanical Garden of Georgia Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map
Free

Many non-orchid cultivated plants have tropical origins, similar to orchids, and require similar growing conditions.  Growing these plants as companions to orchids can benefit both the orchids and the companion plants.  Northeast Georgia Orchid Society member Nat Scheckler will discuss…

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Flower Arranging Unit 1Line/Line Mass Design

August 29, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Visitor Center & Conservatory – Gardenside Room, State Botanical Garden of Georgia Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map

Line Mass Design $45 General Admission, $40.50 Members Register Online Upon completion of all five units, students will be awarded the Basic Design Certificate from The Garden Club of Georgia. Courses do not need to be completed in order. Participants…

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