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Visitor Center & Conservatory

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State Botanical Garden of Georgia Athens, GA 30605 United States

The State Botanical Garden of Georgia Visitor Center & Conservatory is located in the Center of the Garden. It houses event venues, Café Botanica, the Garden Gift Shop, and our Tropical Collection

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August 2017
Free

Eclipse Viewing Party

August 21, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Visitor Center & Conservatory, State Botanical Garden of Georgia Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map

Solar Eclipse Viewing Registration Has Closed Event Full Join us at the Garden as the sun, moon and earth align. We will have a limited supply of viewing glasses (you are encouraged to bring you own glasses), plus snacks, beverages,…

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Meet your Neighbors Visitor Center Art Exhibit

August 27 - October 8
Visitor Center & Conservatory, State Botanical Garden of Georgia Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map

"Meet your Neighbors" Art Exhibit by Chuck Murphy and Jena Johnson   Have you ever felt the menacing stare of a vulture or cardinal? Did you know that insects are often covered with multicolored hairs of varying shapes and sizes?…

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Meet your Neighbors Opening Reception

August 27, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Visitor Center & Conservatory, State Botanical Garden of Georgia Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map

Join us for the Opening Reception for Chuck Murphy and Jena Johnson   Have you ever felt the menacing stare of a vulture or cardinal? Did you know that insects are often covered with multicolored hairs of varying shapes and…

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Free

Swing Night in the Garden

August 29, 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Visitor Center & Conservatory, State Botanical Garden of Georgia Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map

Swing  Night Every Tuesday, the UGA Swing Club hosts Athens Swing Night, an event open to the community. It starts with beginner and intermediate lessons from 8-9 p.m., followed by social dancing from 9-11 p.m. Many people purchase a card…

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September 2017
Free

State Botanical Garden Volunteer Fair

September 12, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Visitor Center & Conservatory, State Botanical Garden of Georgia Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map

Interested in volunteering at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia? Our volunteers work beside garden curators, create flower arrangements, help decorate for events, help with concerts and family festivals, lead garden tours, proofread, propagate plants for sales and displays, greet…

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Free

Johnstone Lecture Backyard Bugs

September 12, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Visitor Center & Conservatory, State Botanical Garden of Georgia Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map

Associate Professor of Entomology at the University of Florida and the Director of the Florida Museum of Natural History’s McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity Jaret Daniels, Ph.D., has recently published Backyard Bugs: An Identification Guide to Common Insects, Spiders,…

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Insect-ival!

September 23, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Visitor Center & Conservatory, State Botanical Garden of Georgia Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map

25th Annual Insect-ival! $5 per person, $20 per Family/ Children 2 & under Free Join Garden staff and volunteers for this creepy, crawly, and definitely fun Family Festival.  Discovery stations, roach and beetle races, an insect café, puppet shows and,…

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October 2017
Free

Salamander and Stream Ecology Ramble

October 14, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Visitor Center & Conservatory, State Botanical Garden of Georgia Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map

Join husband and wife herpetology team, Matt Elliott and Stacy Smith, for a ramble along and in the streams and wet areas of the botanical garden.  You'll learn about what salamanders are found around Athens and about the habitat conditions…

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Free

Athens Flute Choir Fall Concert

October 29, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Visitor Center & Conservatory, State Botanical Garden of Georgia Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map

Join the Athens Flute Choir for its fall concert, Autumn Sprits, which will feature works that will conjure images of the season with a nod to All Hallows Eve. Sponsored by Friends of the Garden

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