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

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

Callaway gift will help make the State Botanical Garden more accessible

A $1 million gift from the Callaway Foundation will help fund a new visitor entrance to the State Botanical Garden of Georgia at the University of Georgia, enhancing access to the galleries, classrooms, collections and displays. The new entrance will… Full story

UGA grows education across the southeast with new Alice H. Richards Children’s Garden

Celebrate the breathtaking world of nature with a journey into dark caves brimming with dinosaur fossils, climb through a larger-than-life overturned chestnut tree, and soar above the tree canopy in a magical treehouse in the woods. The Alice H. Richards… Full story

October Native Plant of the Month: Georgia Aster

GEORGIA ASTER Symphyotrichum georgianum Our October native plant, the Georgia aster, Symphyotrichum georgianum, is a threatened perennial that grows in the prairies of the Southeast and on the edges of woodlands where there is enough sun to mimic a prairie environment…. Full story