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State Botanical Garden to transform into holiday wonderland of lights in December

Beginning Dec. 1, the University of Georgia will host its first Winter WonderLights show with a Garden of Delights, Candy Cane Lane and Cone Tree Plaza, among other magical features, along a half mile trail at the State Botanical Garden… Full story

30th Annual Insect-ival!

One of the garden’s largest and most well-known festivals–Insectival–will be 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. This virtual package is… Full story

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