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Creating learners and leaders at the State Botanical Garden

June 7th, 2019

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

April 15th, 2019

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

December & New Year Holiday Hours

December 11th, 2018

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

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

October 9th, 2018

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

State Botanical Garden of Georgia celebrates longtime donors at Giving Tree Tribute

September 26th, 2018

Six longtime supporters of the State Botanical Garden of Georgia were honored recently during the biennial “Giving Tree” celebration that recognizes patrons who have given their time and money to the garden. “We are fortunate to have a strong group… Full story

June Native Plant of the Month: Hairy Rattleweed

May 29th, 2018

HAIRY RATTLEWEED Baptisia arachnifera Hairy Rattleweed is an endangered plant now only found in two counties in Georgia, Brantley and Wayne, and nowhere else in the world.  It is a pine flatwood perennial and is named for the white, cobwebby… Full story

State Botanical Garden honors supporter who founded first advisory board and fundraising ball

May 8th, 2018

By Christopher James Around Georgia, the name Callaway is practically synonymous with gardens. So it’s no surprise that members of the Callaway family from LaGrange, who created Callaway Gardens, also played a role in developing the State Botanical Garden of… Full story

Connect to Protect garden grows in downtown Athens

April 3rd, 2018

  This fall, downtown Athens gained some biodiversity with the installation of Connect to Protect  flower beds at corners of Washington St. and College Ave. The featured native plants were grown at the garden’s Mimsie Lanier Center for Native Plant Studies… Full story

Decorative steel arch will be a focal point of
the Alice H. Richards Children’s Garden

February 14th, 2018

Atlanta artist Andrew Crawford is creating the steel archway that will welcome visitors to a new outdoor educational site for children at the UGA State Botanical Garden of Georgia. Crawford, who owns Andrew T. Crawford Ironworks in Atlanta, has been… Full story

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Atlanta couple’s gift to State Botanical Garden a tribute to their mothers

October 17th, 2017

Adrian and John Robinson met when they were children. Their mothers, both among the first members of the State Botanical Garden Board of Advisors, were friends and  both children attended Athens Academy. When Adrian was in second grade, her mother… Full story