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Botanical Garden part of federal grant targeting preservation of imperiled plants

The State Botanical Garden of Georgia is among four conservation organizations in Georgia to receive federal funding to save 14 imperiled plant species. The nearly $780,000 grant, awarded to a partnership led by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR),… Full story

Experience UGA goes virtual during the pandemic, with activities that K-8 students can use in the classroom and at home

The stage lights are shining and the curtain is in place, ready to be opened with the click of a computer mouse. Push play, and the story of Adelaide and the Fairy World comes to life on the computer screen…. Full story

Preserving pollinators, preserving a neighborhood

The preserved remains of the old St. Mark’s A.M.E. Church rise up in the center of Atlanta’s English Avenue neighborhood like an ancient ruin. Soon, they will be flanked by native grasses, wildflowers and shrubs, installed on Earth Day by… Full story

Children’s Garden Now Open!

We are excited to announce that the Alice H. Richards Children’s Garden will be open to all visitors during the garden’s regular visitation hours, 7am – 7pm.  While we will not be monitoring numbers we do have some guidelines for… Full story

UGA’s State Botanical Garden of Georgia brings the buzz to the Athens community

The buzz around UGA this spring is coming from East Campus Road and Sanford Drive. That’s where bees, butterflies and other insects are gathering around new pollinator plant beds installed to raise awareness of importance of native plants, as well… Full story

Improvements to UGA’s State Botanical Garden make trails, riverbank more accessible

The roughly half dozen miles of nature trails at the UGA State Botanical Garden of Georgia are frequented by hundreds of thousands of visitors every year. Now they are accessible to visitors in wheelchairs, pushing strollers or those who have… Full story

Porcelain and Decorative Arts Museum timed access now available!

The Porcelain and Decorative Arts Museum at the Center for Art and Nature at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia will be opening its doors for timed ticket access. The newest of buildings at the garden holds the personal porcelain… Full story

New entrance at UGA State Botanical Garden of Georgia makes grounds and facilities more accessible

A new entranceway to the State Botanical Garden of Georgia includes an outdoor elevator to allow visitors to more easily reach the grounds and facilities from the parking lots, and is the first of a trio of garden construction projects… Full story

29th Annual Insect-ival!

One of the garden’s largest and most well-known festivals–Insectival–is going virtual this year. Participants will receive a virtual package full of information, activities, tours, crafts, puppet shows and the popular butterfly release from our favorite entomology experts. Join garden staff… Full story

Fall Native Plant Sale & Events

9th Annual Native Plant Sale – An Online Sale!  Fall is the best time to plant so come visit the 2020 Connect to Protect Online plant sale this October. It may be online,with scheduled plant pickup times, but just as grand!… Full story