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Natural Inspiration: UGA brings art and nature together at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia Porcelain and Decorative Arts Museum

The newest tree at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia needs no water or sunlight. Its 75 blossoms are made of kaolin and bone china. They bear images of Danish botanicals, meticulously reproduced from folio-sized illustrations drawn in the late… Full story

Hand-crafted brightly lit animals delight children and adults at UGA’s first winter light show

Eight whimsical creatures are stirring up magical memories at the UGA State Botanical Garden during the inaugural Winter WonderLights event that runs through Jan. 9. Created by local artists using welded metal and thousands of dazzling lights, a cardinal, a… Full story

Winter WonderBar adds to the excitement at UGA’s first holiday light show

Condor Chocolates is making the UGA State Botanical Garden’s inaugural holiday lights show even sweeter. Locally owned by brothers Nick and Peter Dale, Condor Chocolates has created a Winter WonderBar to coincide with the garden’s holiday light show, Winter WonderLights,… Full story

Crowds wowed by University of Georgia’s first Winter WonderLights holiday show

The first ticketholders for opening night of the inaugural Winter WonderLights at UGA’s State Botanical Garden began trickling in as the setting sun cast a pink glow across the sky and the holiday lights began to twinkle. Leara Rhodes, a… Full story

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