Volunteer: Ways to Support

Our Garden remains free and open to the public thanks to hundreds of generous donors, members, sponsors and volunteers. You too can become a time-honored friend.

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Donations, Gifts & Memorials

Giv­ing to the State Botanical Garden not only sup­ports its ongo­ing func­tions but also leaves a legacy that future gen­er­a­tions will enjoy. Your gifts can assist in numer­ous ways, rang­ing from fund­ing conser­va­tion and research to aid­ing edu­ca­tio­nal pro­grams for chil­dren, fam­i­lies and adults. Memo­rials and trib­utes at the Garden may be purchased to honor spe­cial loved ones, and distin­guished Named Gifts cre­ate an impres­sion that will last for years to come. What­ever form it takes, your dona­tion will ben­e­fit the com­mu­nity of Athens, the state of Georgia and a net­work of envi­ron­men­tal­ists across the globe.

Friends of the Garden Memberships

Join­ing our mem­ber­ship sup­port group is the easi­est way to become more involved in the activ­i­ties of the State Botanical Garden of Georgia. This char­ita­ble organi­za­tion allows its mem­bers to sup­port the Garden’s work and mis­sion while gain­ing a closer con­nec­tion to the peo­ple who make it grow. Friends receive dis­counts on the major­ity of events and pro­grams offered at the Garden as well as spe­cial invi­ta­tions to advance plant sales, hor­ti­cul­tu­ral talks and trips to other regio­nal attrac­tions. The Friends’ quar­terly newslet­ter pro­vides addi­tio­nal infor­ma­tion about upcom­ing Garden events and fea­tures cur­rent arti­cles by our knowl­edge­able Garden staff.

Volunteer Opportunities

Look­ing for an oppor­tu­nity to ben­e­fit your Garden, your com­mu­nity and your envi­ron­ment? Each year, the goals of the State Botanical Garden are made pos­si­ble by the com­mit­ment of our Garden Vol­un­teers. They wel­come and inform Garden vis­i­tors, grow and main­tain areas with our cura­tors and sup­port the spec­trum of classes and events held annu­ally. Our Vol­un­teers share a sense of care, generos­ity and duty. In return for their con­tri­bu­tion, the Garden strives to offer them unique and ful­filling expe­ri­ences in a sett­ing unlike any other.

Gardens of the World Ball

Annual Fundraiser

The Gar­dens of the World Ball is an annual event spon­sored and pro­duced by the Board of Advi­sors of the State Botanical Garden of Georgia. Each year the Ball chair­man selects a coun­try to cele­brate. That coun­try's flora, Garden and cul­tu­ral his­tory are fea­tured at the Ball. Held the first Sat­ur­day in May in the Alice Hand Call­away Vis­i­tor Cen­ter & Conser­va­tory, the Ball attracts some 250 guests. Garden patrons include promi­nent cit­izens from through­out the state, and often ambas­sa­dors, con­sul gen­er­als and mem­bers of Congress.

Contact Our Support Team

Make A Donation

(706) 542-6150

Become a Friend

(706) 542-6138

Become a Volunteer

(706) 542-6195

Juli Fields

Director of Development

Andrea Fischer

Volunteer & Tours Coordinator

Kimberly Parks

Donor Relations Coordinator

Lynn Bryant

Membership Coordinator