Loading Events

← Back to Events

Visitor Center & Conservatory

+ Google Map
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

April 2017

Classic City BandSpring Concert

April 2, 2017, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Visitor Center & Conservatory, State Botanical Garden of Georgia Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map
Free

The Classic City Band is preforming their spring concert, featuring nautical themed pieces. This group never fails to entertain and sometimes brings a surprise guest or music piece. Liven up your weekend with the very popular and very talented Classic…

Find out more »

Georgia Review Earth Day Celebration

April 19, 2017, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Visitor Center & Conservatory, State Botanical Garden of Georgia Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map
Free

The Georgia Review's eighth annual Earth Day event will include a talk by John Lane, Professor of English and environmental studies at Wofford College and director of the college's Goodall Environmental Studies Center. Lane is the author of a dozen…

Find out more »

Athens Flute Choir Spring Concert

April 30, 2017, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Visitor Center & Conservatory, State Botanical Garden of Georgia Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map
Free

Join the Athens Flute Choir for its Spring Concert on Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 2:00 pm at the State Botanical Garden Conservatory. The program, "Music of the World" will take you on a tour of iconic music from Russia,…

Find out more »

May 2017

Norber’t B. MillerVisitor Center Art Exhibit

May 21, 2017 - June 2, 2017
Visitor Center & Conservatory, State Botanical Garden of Georgia Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map
Free

Norber’t B. Miller was born in New Orleans in 1948. He spent much of his youth drawing and painting the wetlands and bayous of southern Louisiana. He received his bachelor degree from Memphis College of Arts in 1973 and his…

Find out more »

Norber’t B. MillerOpening Reception

May 21, 2017, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Visitor Center & Conservatory, State Botanical Garden of Georgia Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map
Free

Join us for the opening reception for the Norber't B. Miller Art Exhibit.   Norber’t B. Miller was born in New Orleans in 1948. He spent much of his youth drawing and painting the wetlands and bayous of southern Louisiana.…

Find out more »

Swing Night in the Garden

May 30, 2017, 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on August 29, 2017 at 8:00pm

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

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…

Find out more »

July 2017

Paintings by Cameron Berglund Art Exhibit

July 9, 2017 - August 12, 2017
Visitor Center & Conservatory, State Botanical Garden of Georgia Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map
Free

Cameron Berglund is a Georgia born landscape designer, illustrator and artist who just became a Double Dawg, completing his master's degree in landscape architecture.   "As an artist and designer I get to express and explore my creativity through a…

Find out more »

August 2017

Eclipse Viewing Party

August 21, 2017, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Visitor Center & Conservatory, State Botanical Garden of Georgia Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map
Free

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,…

Find out more »

Meet your Neighbours Visitor Center Art Exhibit

August 27, 2017 - October 8, 2017
Visitor Center & Conservatory, State Botanical Garden of Georgia Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map
Free

"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?…

Find out more »

Meet your Neighbours Opening Reception

August 27, 2017, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Visitor Center & Conservatory, State Botanical Garden of Georgia Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map
Free

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…

Find out more »

Swing Night in the Garden

August 29, 2017, 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on August 29, 2017 at 8:00pm

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

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…

Find out more »

October 2017

Watercolors Visitor Center Art Exhibit

October 15, 2017 - November 26, 2017
Visitor Center & Conservatory, State Botanical Garden of Georgia Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map

"Watercolors" art exhibit by Kie Johnson   Kie Johnson graduated from Skidmore College with a BS degree in art education. She later received her MAED from the University of Georgia. Retired from 30 years of teaching art in the public…

Find out more »

Swing Night at the Garden

October 31, 2017, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on September 4, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on November 6, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on October 2, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on December 4, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on January 29, 2019 at 7:00pm

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

Swing Night at the Garden $6 General Admission, $4 Students Pay at the Door Only Learn new dance steps, dance under the palms, or watch talented and enthusiastic dancers from seating beside the dance floor. Choose between an East Coast…

Find out more »

Swing Night at the Garden

October 31, 2017, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on September 4, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on November 6, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on October 2, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on December 4, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on January 29, 2019 at 7:00pm

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

Swing Night at the Garden $6 General Admission, $4 Students Pay at the Door Only Learn new dance steps, dance under the palms, or watch talented and enthusiastic dancers from seating beside the dance floor. Choose between an East Coast…

Find out more »

December 2017

Georgia Children’s Chorus

December 3, 2017, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Visitor Center & Conservatory, State Botanical Garden of Georgia Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map
Free

In its twentieth season, Georgia Children’s Chorus is a 100-voice children's chorus in-residence at the UGA Hugh Hodgson School of Music. GCC singers ages 7-18 in the greater Athens area receive professional choral training and have a lot of fun! …

Find out more »

January 2018

Hoppy Hour

January 17, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Visitor Center & Conservatory, State Botanical Garden of Georgia Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map

Hoppy Hour $7 General Admission Register Online What do Southern Brewing Company and the State Botanical Garden of Georgia have in common? We love plants, we love science, and we love beer which just happens to be a great byproduct…

Find out more »

February 2018

Orchid Madness – Repotting Class

February 3, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Visitor Center & Conservatory, State Botanical Garden of Georgia Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map

Orchid Madness: Repotting Class $15 General Admission Register Online The Northeast Georgia Orchid Society leads this hand-on workshop, where attendees can bring up to two plants and containers and work with an expert to repot their plants. Become a Sponsor…

Find out more »

Dumpling Making Workshop

February 27, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Visitor Center & Conservatory, State Botanical Garden of Georgia Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map

Dumpling Making $30 General Admission, $27 Members Event Full Celebrate Chinese cuisine, as inspired by Yu Hua’s famous novel, “To Live,” by learning how to make Chinese dumplings in the pleated crescent. Dumplings have been prepared in China for thousands…

Find out more »

March 2018

Art Exhibit Ingrid Bolton

March 11 - April 29
Visitor Center & Conservatory, State Botanical Garden of Georgia Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map
Free

          Georgia, Georgia, The whole day through,  Just an old sweet song, keeps Georgia on my mind.            A Song of you, Comes as sweet and clear, As moonlight through the pines. (Written by Stuart Gorrell, composed by Hoagy Carmichael…

Find out more »

Friends Annual MeetingBusiness Meeting & Foodscape Revolution Talk

March 16, 6:15 pm - 8:30 pm
Visitor Center & Conservatory, State Botanical Garden of Georgia Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map

Friends Annual Meeting $10 General Admission, Members Free Register Online     Brie Arthur has fine-tuned her signature design technique of foodscaping, a sustainable landscape practice that embraces beauty and utility.  Working with public school systems and suburban developments, Brie…

Find out more »

April 2018

Exotic Birds and Reptiles on Planet EarthFamily Day

April 7, 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Visitor Center & Conservatory, State Botanical Garden of Georgia Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map

Exotic Birds and Reptiles $5 per person or $15 per family Children 2 and under Free Roy Hodge, from Exotic Paradise in Atlanta, will educate and entertain family members with his menagerie of exotic animals. Discover amazing animal adaptations and…

Find out more »

Southern Flame Azalea Art Show

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

To celebrate our signature plant, the garden has invited artists throughout the state to create works celebrating the State Botanical Garden of Georgia’s 50th Anniversary signature plant: the Southern flame azalea. View a variety of styles and media. Don’t forget…

Find out more »

Southern Flame Azalea Art Show Opening Reception

April 8, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Visitor Center & Conservatory, State Botanical Garden of Georgia Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map
Free

Join Friends of the Garden for an opening reception of our invitational Southern Flame Azalea Art Show. To celebrate our signature plant, the garden has invited artists throughout the state to create works celebrating the State Botanical Garden of Georgia’s…

Find out more »

May 2018

Native Plants: who they are and ways our garden celebrates and protects them

May 11, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Visitor Center & Conservatory, State Botanical Garden of Georgia Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map
Free

Celebrate National Public Gardens Day with us! Garden Director Dr. Jennifer Cruse-Sanders will talk about the many ways the State Botanical Garden of Georgia champions our native plants – from coloring books to propagation methods to national award-winning conservation programs.…

Find out more »

Mothers’ Day Concert Sights and Sounds of Music

May 13, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Visitor Center & Conservatory, State Botanical Garden of Georgia Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map
Free

Join the Athens Flute Choir for a program featuring familiar works that will conjure colorful images every mother will love! Sponsored by Friends of the Garden.

Find out more »

June 2018

North Georgia Daylily Show

June 2, 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Visitor Center & Conservatory, State Botanical Garden of Georgia Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map
Free

The North Georgia Daylily Society will have a daylily show in our Visitor's Center on Saturday, June 2. A plant sale will start at 10:30 and the show will be open to the public about 1 p.m. (after judging). For…

Find out more »

July 2018

Classic City Band Annual Patriotic Concert

July 1, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Visitor Center & Conservatory, State Botanical Garden of Georgia Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map
Free

Join us in the air-conditioned conservatory to enjoy this popular annual concert filled with popular and patriotic tunes. This concert is always standing room only, so arrive early.

Find out more »

Art Exhibit Linda Frasier

July 8, 8:00 am - August 12, 4:30 pm
Visitor Center & Conservatory, State Botanical Garden of Georgia Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map

Linda Fraser is a botanical illustrator of native plants in the southeastern United States. Her exhibit, A Walk Through the Seasons, features over 85 watercolor and colored pencil paintings. Although her paintings can be used for identification, they are also…

Find out more »

August 2018

Athens Brass Choir

August 5, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Visitor Center & Conservatory, State Botanical Garden of Georgia Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map
Free

This popular annual concert by brass musicians often includes classical music, marches, and show tunes. Spend a hot August afternoon relaxing at this free afternoon concert inside the air-conditioned Visitor Center & Conservatory.

Find out more »

Friends of the Garden Gigantic Flea Market

August 18, 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Visitor Center & Conservatory, State Botanical Garden of Georgia Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map
Free

Come shop among gardening items, books, household items, tools, toys, jewelry, decorations, purses, accessories, baby items and more! For information on making a donation to the Flea market, email Lynn at lpbryant@uga.edu

Find out more »

Art Exhibit Opening Reception Judy Bolton Jarrett

August 26, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Visitor Center & Conservatory, State Botanical Garden of Georgia Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map
Free
Find out more »

September 2018

Swing Night at the Garden

September 4, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on September 4, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on November 6, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on October 2, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on December 4, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on January 29, 2019 at 7:00pm

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

Swing Night at the Garden $6 General Admission, $4 Students Pay at the Door Only Learn new dance steps, dance under the palms, or watch talented and enthusiastic dancers from seating beside the dance floor. Choose between an East Coast…

Find out more »

State Botanical Garden Volunteer Fair

September 10, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Visitor Center & Conservatory, State Botanical Garden of Georgia Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map
Free

2018 Volunteer Fair   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…

Find out more »

Insect-ival!

September 15, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Visitor Center & Conservatory, State Botanical Garden of Georgia Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map

27th 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,…

Find out more »

Dendrobiums: A Learning Journey by the Northeast Georgia Orchid Society

September 16, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Visitor Center & Conservatory, State Botanical Garden of Georgia Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map
Free

You’ve acquired some new plants in a genus you have never grown before. What are the next steps in learning how to care for them? NGOS member Steve Moorman will take us on a “learning journey” of lessons he learned…

Find out more »

Johnstone LectureFamiliar Creatures Communicate Big Messages in North American Schools

September 18, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Visitor Center & Conservatory, State Botanical Garden of Georgia Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map
Free

Johnstone Lecture RSVP Online Estela Romero has coordinated the Symbolic Migration program in her hometown of Angangueo, Michoacán for fifteen years. This program mimics the migration of monarchs, carrying thousands of paper butterflies from Canadian and USA students to Mexico…

Find out more »

October 2018

Swing Night at the Garden

October 2, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on September 4, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on November 6, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on October 2, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on December 4, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on January 29, 2019 at 7:00pm

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

Swing Night at the Garden $6 General Admission, $4 Students Pay at the Door Only Learn new dance steps, dance under the palms, or watch talented and enthusiastic dancers from seating beside the dance floor. Choose between an East Coast…

Find out more »

Improv Theater Games for Youth: For the Love of Language

October 4, 3:45 pm - 5:00 pm
Visitor Center & Conservatory, State Botanical Garden of Georgia Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map
Free

Can you communicate without using words at all? Sounds, gestures, rhythms, nonsense words--theatre games help practice the many ways to be a human, an octopus, even a refrigerator! Take part in games led by Melisa Cahnmann-Taylor, a professor in the…

Find out more »

Art Exhibit Opening Reception Berkeley Boone

October 14, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Visitor Center & Conservatory, State Botanical Garden of Georgia Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map
Free

Join us for an opening reception for Berkeley Boone's art exhibit. Berkeley Boone has always enjoyed photography, especially of subjects in the natural world.  He is an environmental educator and loves teaching others about wildlife and the environment.  Currently, he…

Find out more »

Athens Flute Choir Fall Concert

October 21, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Visitor Center & Conservatory, State Botanical Garden of Georgia Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map
Free

Join the Athens Flute Choir for its fall concert. Sponsored by Friends of the Garden

Find out more »

Classic City Band Fall Concert

October 28, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Visitor Center & Conservatory, State Botanical Garden of Georgia Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map
Free

Sponsored by the Friends of the Garden

Find out more »

November 2018

Heritage Days Fall Festival

November 3, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Visitor Center & Conservatory, State Botanical Garden of Georgia Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map

Heritage Days Fall Festival celebrates our horticultural and agricultural history with crafts, stories, music and hands-on education classes, so that we can better remember the teachings of the past and relate them to the garden work we do today. Come…

Find out more »

Swing Night at the Garden

November 6, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on September 4, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on November 6, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on October 2, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on December 4, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on January 29, 2019 at 7:00pm

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

Swing Night at the Garden $6 General Admission, $4 Students Pay at the Door Only Learn new dance steps, dance under the palms, or watch talented and enthusiastic dancers from seating beside the dance floor. Choose between an East Coast…

Find out more »

Salamander and Stream Ecology Ramble

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

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…

Find out more »
+ Export Events