The Flower Garden’s collections weave a rich tapestry of garden flowers, celebrating their beauty and universal appeal. Since flowering plants co-evolved with their pollinators, these collections also reveal the necessity of protecting those hardworking insect species.
The Flower Garden has distinct plant collections and communities. These include the Annual Garden, featuring the All-America Selections Display Garden; the Spring, Summer and Fall Bulbs Gardens; the Curator’s Choice Garden; and the Daylily, Daffodil, Iris, Rose and Peony Gardens. There is a Fragrance Garden, a Perennial Garden, a Meditation Garden and a Woodland Walk.
Surrounded by native forest is our Wildlife Pavilion. Our Wildflower Meadows feature a pocket prairie comprised of xeric wildflowers, a native Asteraceae collection and a Grass Meadow with selections and cultivars of native grasses. The Bee Pasture offers year-round forage for native bees, while the whimsically named Flower Forest displays long-blooming species that are bright, colorful and low maintenance.
The University of Georgia collections, located throughout the Flower Garden, display plant releases by past and present members of the UGA Horticulture faculty. Georgia Gold Medal Plant winners can also be found in the Flower Garden.