Tag Archives: State Botanical Garden of Georgia

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

March 22nd, 2019

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

March 15th, 2019

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

February 22nd, 2019

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

January 18th, 2019

  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

January 15th, 2019

  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

State Botanical Garden honors Deen Day Sanders for 50 years of service

May 2nd, 2018

Deen Day Sanders has been planting seeds her entire life. She has supported the State Botanical Garden of Georgia since its establishment 50 years ago. Sanders’ love for gardening first took root in the small town of Adrian, Georgia, where… Full story

April Native Plant of the Month: Georgia Trillium

April 3rd, 2018

Georgia Trillium Trillium georgianum The species formerly known as Trillium pusillum was renamed in 2017 to Trillium georgianum. It was recognized for being genetically and physically unique from other similar dwarf trillium and it only occurs in one place in… Full story

March Native Plant of the Month: Georgia Rockcress

March 5th, 2018

Native plant of the month: GEORGIA ROCKCRESS Arabis georgiana The Georgia Rockcress is a threatened perennial found in very few locations along rocky slopes in Georgia’s Chattahoochee, Clay, Floyd, Gordon, Harris and Muscogee counties.  Its delicate, erect stems hold flowers… Full story

February Native plant of the month: Smooth Coneflower

February 2nd, 2018

The Smooth Coneflower, Echinacea laevigata, is an endangered plant now only found in two counties in Georgia (Stephens and Habersham) and in scattered locations in South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia. It is a prairie plant and has a smooth… Full story

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Oconee Middle School courtyard gets new life through partnership with UGA

December 14th, 2017

Instead of pencils and paper, the tools Shari Travers’ seventh-grade students used on a recent fall morning were shovels and rakes. The courtyard outside her classroom window already had been cleared, some invasive plants removed, and space made for a… Full story