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Creating learners and leaders at the State Botanical Garden

Students volunteering at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia are doing far more than just checking off their UGA-mandated experiential learning opportunity, they are using what they learn to teach other students who follow in their footsteps. As a Public… Full story

State Botanical Garden research director named to CAES professorship

UGA horticulturist James Affolter, who oversees research at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia, was named to the newly endowed Larry R. Beuchat Professorship for Annual and Perennial Ornamental Plant Research. The professorship in the UGA College of Agricultural and… Full story

The Alice H. Richards Children’s Garden opens to the public

Come and enjoy a spring celebration with special activities, performances and food trucks The State Botanical Garden of Georgia welcomed more than 200 people to celebrate the completion of the Alice H. Richards Children’s Garden Monday morning with a dedication… Full story

Alice H. Richards Children’s Garden reaches full bloom UGA set to dedicate the children’s outdoor classroom at the State Botanical Garden today

There were many things Alice Huffard Richards was known for—her tenacity, her love of children, her knowledge of Latin plant names, among them. And her pruning shears, which were an old pair of scissors always within reach. “She’d go to… Full story

Certificate in Native Plants Takes Root in Tifton

South Georgia residents can now earn the Certificate in Native Plants from UGA’s State Botanical Garden of Georgia without making a four-hour drive to Athens. Beginning this year, the Certificate in Native Plants curriculum, established at UGA in 2007, is… Full story

Gift to UGA will boost prairie project at State Botanical Garden

  Native prairie restorations will continue to transform a utility right-of-way at the State Botanical Garden, with support from Georgia Power. The $50,000 gift from Georgia Power will go toward the garden’s prairie project, which is creating about 10 acres… Full story

Art students design immersive and interactive exhibit for the Alice H. Richards Children’s Garden

  The seasonal gardens in the Alice H. Richards Children’s Garden will feature sunflowers, zucchini and other eye-catching plants. But look closer to learn more. Below the garden beds is an underground cavern filled with colorful, interactive panels created in… Full story

December & New Year Holiday Hours

The State Botanical Garden of Georgia will operate a limited schedule over the December and New Year holidays. Gift Shop: Closed – December 24, 2018 – January 1, 2019 Cafe: Closed – December 21, 2018 – January 1, 2019 Conservatory:… Full story

December Native Plant of the Month: Sandhill rosemary

Sandhill rosemary Ceratiola ericoides Sandhill rosemary, Ceratiola ericoides, is a threatened aromatic perennial evergreen-shrub that grows throughout the southeast in open patches of bare sand.  Having no botanical relation to culinary rosemary, Sandhill rosemary gets its name for having a similar smell to… Full story

November Native Plant of the Month: Carolina birds-in-a-nest

Carolina birds-in-a-nest, Macbridea caroliniana, is a threatened perennial herb that grows in sulphuric blackwater creek swamps, wet pinelands and in roadside ditches. It receives its common name from its dark pink flowers that resemble baby birds poking their heads out… Full story