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Visitor Center & Conservatory – Gardenside Room

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State Botanical Garden of Georgia Athens, GA 30605 United States
706-542-1244 www.botgarden.uga.edu

The State Botanical Garden Gardenside Room is located in the Visitor Center and Conservatory. It is a meeting facility that is flexibly designed to house events ranging from Leactures and retreats to receptions or small dinners.

July 2022

July Friends First Friday Hibiscus

July 8, 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Visitor Center & Conservatory – Gardenside Room, State Botanical Garden of Georgia Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map

Hibiscus $12 general admission, $10 for members Register online Did you see the size of those hibiscus blooms at the horticulture farm? Come hear John Ruter, Allan M. Armitage professor and director of the Trial Gardens at the University of…

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August 2022

August Friends First Friday Weather Stations and Weather Preparedness

August 5, 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Visitor Center & Conservatory – Gardenside Room, State Botanical Garden of Georgia Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map

Weather Stations and Weather Preparedness $12 general admission, $10 for members Register Online James Gilstrap, Assistant Director of Operations at the State Botanical Garden, will talk about the garden's weather station and information that's available to the public. Then, John…

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September 2022

September Friends First Friday Pollinators of 2022 and Native Plant Sale

September 2, 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Visitor Center & Conservatory – Gardenside Room, State Botanical Garden of Georgia Athens, GA 30605 United States

$12 General Admission, $10 Members Register Online     Heather Alley, conservation horticulturist, will talk about Georgia Pollinator Plants of the Year for 2022 and give a glimpse of the offerings at the Native Plant Sale in October. Please make…

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October 2022

October Friends First Friday Table Arrangements for the Holidays

October 7, 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Visitor Center & Conservatory – Gardenside Room, State Botanical Garden of Georgia Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map

$12 General Admission, $10 Members Register Online Carol Dyer, curator of the tropical collection and Herb and Physic Garden, will demonstrate new arrangements for your tables during the holidays. She will have materials for guests to arrange. Registration closes at…

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Fall Floral Design

October 9, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Visitor Center & Conservatory – Gardenside Room, State Botanical Garden of Georgia Athens, GA 30605 United States

Fall Floral Design Fee: $60 (includes all floral materials) Register Online     This workshop will teach you how to bring a flair to your floral arrangements by incorporating unusual and unexpected textures of the fall season. During this program,…

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Designing the Environmentally Responsive Landscape: A Nature-Inspired Approach

October 14, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Visitor Center & Conservatory – Gardenside Room, State Botanical Garden of Georgia Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map

Fee: $140 Register here     This full-day, hands-on workshop is for individuals wishing to create garden designs that are stunning and earth-friendly. This course focuses on weaving ecologically sound concepts into traditional residential landscape design. In addition, this class…

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November 2022

November Friends First Friday Winter WonderLights

November 4, 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Visitor Center & Conservatory – Gardenside Room, State Botanical Garden of Georgia Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map

$12 General Admission, $10 Members Register Online     Jared Peden, associate director of the State Botanical Garden, will review the successful Winter WonderLights and what to expect this year. Condor Chocolates will offer each participant a small sample of…

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December 2022

December Friends First Friday Tulips and Daffodils

December 2, 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Visitor Center & Conservatory – Gardenside Room, State Botanical Garden of Georgia Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map

$12 General Admission, $10 for Members Register Online Gareth Crosby, Heritage Garden curator, and Jim Moneyhun, Flower Garden curator, will demonstrate proper bulb planting and techniques for dividing perennials. The registration deadline is noon on Nov. 23.

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