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New ways to support the State Botanical Garden

Visitors to the State Botanical Garden of Georgia can now provide financial support to the free attraction by leaving cash or checks in donation boxes on the garden grounds. Two outdoor donation boxes were installed recently, at the Alice H…. Full story

State pollinator protection efforts focus on pollinator plant availability

As part of an ongoing effort to help support Georgians use more native plants in their landscapes, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension has partnered with the State Botanical Garden at the University of Georgia, the Georgia Green Industry Association and… Full story

State Botanical Garden development reaches new heights with topping-out ceremony

The Center for Art and Nature at the State Botanical Garden moved a step closer to reality as donors and UGA staff held a ceremonial “topping out” of the facility last week. Deen Day Sanders, who gave her collection of… Full story

New developments at State Botanical Garden will increase educational opportunities, improve access

The University of Georgia broke ground on a trio of projects Aug. 23 at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia. The projects—the Center for Art and Nature Porcelain and Decorative Arts Museum, the Discovery and Inspiration Garden, and a new… Full story

Shedding a light on longtime State Botanical Garden supporter James Miller Jr.

Jim Miller grew up with a mother who enjoyed gardening. When an advisory board for the State Botanical Garden of Georgia began forming in the 1980s, he was a charter member. His gift of $5,000 was the first private funding… Full story

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

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