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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.

March 2017

Build your own Natural FurnitureWith Bim Willow

March 25, 2017, 8:45 am - 3:00 pm
Visitor Center & Conservatory – Gardenside Room, State Botanical Garden of Georgia Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map

Natural Furniture $46-$685 depending on furniture selection Registration Deadline is March 10, 2017 Register Online     Bim Willow is a nationally recognized furniture builder. He has been featured on HGTV and has been building furniture for 30 years. He…

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October 2017

Holiday Flea Market

October 21, 2017, 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Visitor Center & Conservatory – Gardenside Room, State Botanical Garden of Georgia Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map
Free

A special Christmas/Thanksgiving Holiday Flea Market will include holiday décor, jewelry, gift wrap, trees, ornaments, lights and so much more. For information on how to donate to this event, contact us at lpbryant@uga.edu

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February 2018

Dragon Making Workshop Lunar New Year 2018

February 10, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on February 11, 2018 at 1:00pm

Visitor Center & Conservatory – Gardenside Room, State Botanical Garden of Georgia Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map

Dragon Making $45 Per Family, $40.50 Members Register Online Since the Lunar New Year festival traditionally marks the beginning of the planting season in China, a major character is a dragon, bringer of rain and good luck. Sign up in…

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Dragon Making Workshop Lunar New Year 2018

February 11, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on February 11, 2018 at 1:00pm

Visitor Center & Conservatory – Gardenside Room, State Botanical Garden of Georgia Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map

Dragon Making $45 Per Family, $40.50 Members Register Online Since the Lunar New Year festival traditionally marks the beginning of the planting season in China, a major character is a dragon, bringer of rain and good luck. Sign up in…

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Forest Service National Botany Programunique places, native plants and pollinators

February 13, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Visitor Center & Conservatory – Gardenside Room, State Botanical Garden of Georgia Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map
Free

Forest Service National Botany Program RSVP Online     The State Botanical Garden of Georgia is pleased to welcome William Carromero, the National Botanist for the USDA Forest Service, for a special evening conversation. The U.S. Forest Service is a…

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March 2018

March Friends First FridayContainer Gardening

March 2, 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Visitor Center & Conservatory – Gardenside Room, State Botanical Garden of Georgia Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map

Container Gardening $12 General Admission, $10 Members (Includes Breakfast) Event Full     Delve into the wonderful world of container gardening with information on plant selection, types of containers, potting media, and more.  Curator of Seasonal Color Sheldon Jones will…

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April 2018

Rethinking Annuals for Your Garden

April 5, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Visitor Center & Conservatory – Gardenside Room, State Botanical Garden of Georgia Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map

Rethinking Annuals Cost: $12 Member Cost: $10.80 Register Online     Don’t dismiss warm-season annuals, when there are so many great ones to choose from and our growing season stretches from April to November. Horticulturist Mike Sikes and landscape architect Connie Cottingham…

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April Friends First FridayUGA Trial Gardens

April 6, 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Visitor Center & Conservatory – Gardenside Room, State Botanical Garden of Georgia Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map

UGA Trial Gardens $12 General Admission, $10 Members Register Online     Brandon Coker will update us on happenings with the UGA Trial Gardens on campus, where breeders and growers send new plant varieties to be tested in the heat…

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May 2018

May Friends First FridayThe Overlooked Pollinators

May 11, 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Visitor Center & Conservatory – Gardenside Room, State Botanical Garden of Georgia Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map

Cliff Brock $12 General Admission, $10 Members Register online Cliff Brock, Assistant Curator of Flower Garden and Chapel, will discuss often neglected and misunderstood pollinators, such as flies, wasps and moths. The talk will center on co-evolution of these insects…

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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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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

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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September 2018

September Friends First Friday How to Be a Weather Reporter

September 14, 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Visitor Center & Conservatory – Gardenside Room, State Botanical Garden of Georgia Athens, GA 30605 United States

How to Be a Weather Reporter $12 General Admission, $10 Members (Includes Breakfast) Register Online     Did you know the State Botanical Garden of Georgia has a weather station? Join James Gilstrap, IT Professional, as he delves into the…

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October 2018

Flower Arranging Unit 2 Mass Design and Foliage Design

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

Mass Design and Foliage Design $45 General Admission, $40.50 Members Register Online     Unit 2 in this National Garden Club series focuses on Mass and Foliage Design.   Additional units of study include Designs for Dining Table, Fruit and Vegetable…

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November 2018

November First Friday Heritage Days Fall Festival

November 2, 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Visitor Center & Conservatory – Gardenside Room, State Botanical Garden of Georgia Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map

Heritage Days Fall Festival $12 Non Members, $10 Members Register Online   Join Gareth Crosby, Heritage Garden curator, and Cora Keber, director of education, to learn about the wonderful celebration the Heritage Days Fall Festival will be bringing to the…

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Paper Making with Plants and Flowers: A Beautiful Tradition

November 3, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Visitor Center & Conservatory – Gardenside Room, State Botanical Garden of Georgia Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map

Paper Making with Plants and Flowers $35 General Admission, $31.50 Members Register Online In this exciting hands-on workshop we will explore all the creative possibilities of making recycled paper from cotton scraps. We will discuss the rich history of cotton…

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