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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.

March 2017

Build your own Natural FurnitureWith Bim Willow

March 25, 2017, 8:45 am - 3:00 pm
Visitor Center & Conservatory – Gardenside Room, State Botanical Garden of Georgia Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map

Natural Furniture $46-$685 depending on furniture selection Registration Deadline is March 10, 2017 Register Online     Bim Willow is a nationally recognized furniture builder. He has been featured on HGTV and has been building furniture for 30 years. He…

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October 2017

Holiday Flea Market

October 21, 2017, 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Visitor Center & Conservatory – Gardenside Room, State Botanical Garden of Georgia Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map
Free

A special Christmas/Thanksgiving Holiday Flea Market will include holiday décor, jewelry, gift wrap, trees, ornaments, lights and so much more. For information on how to donate to this event, contact us at lpbryant@uga.edu

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February 2018

Dragon Making Workshop Lunar New Year 2018

February 10, 2018, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Visitor Center & Conservatory – Gardenside Room, State Botanical Garden of Georgia Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map

Dragon Making $45 Per Family, $40.50 Members Register Online Since the Lunar New Year festival traditionally marks the beginning of the planting season in China, a major character is a dragon, bringer of rain and good luck. Sign up in…

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Forest Service National Botany Programunique places, native plants and pollinators

February 13, 2018, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Visitor Center & Conservatory – Gardenside Room, State Botanical Garden of Georgia Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map
Free

Forest Service National Botany Program RSVP Online     The State Botanical Garden of Georgia is pleased to welcome William Carromero, the National Botanist for the USDA Forest Service, for a special evening conversation. The U.S. Forest Service is a…

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April 2018

Rethinking Annuals for Your Garden

April 5, 2018, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Visitor Center & Conservatory – Gardenside Room, State Botanical Garden of Georgia Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map

Rethinking Annuals Cost: $12 Member Cost: $10.80 Register Online     Don’t dismiss warm-season annuals, when there are so many great ones to choose from and our growing season stretches from April to November. Horticulturist Mike Sikes and landscape architect Connie Cottingham…

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August 2018

Flower Arranging Unit 1Line/Line Mass Design

August 29, 2018, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Visitor Center & Conservatory – Gardenside Room, State Botanical Garden of Georgia Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map

Line Mass Design $45 General Admission, $40.50 Members Register Online Upon completion of all five units, students will be awarded the Basic Design Certificate from The Garden Club of Georgia. Courses do not need to be completed in order. Participants…

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October 2018

Flower Arranging Unit 2 Mass Design and Foliage Design

October 10, 2018, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Visitor Center & Conservatory – Gardenside Room, State Botanical Garden of Georgia Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map

Mass Design and Foliage Design $45 General Admission, $40.50 Members Register Online     Unit 2 in this National Garden Club series focuses on Mass and Foliage Design.   Additional units of study include Designs for Dining Table, Fruit and Vegetable…

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November 2018

Paper Making with Plants and Flowers: A Beautiful Tradition

November 3, 2018, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Visitor Center & Conservatory – Gardenside Room, State Botanical Garden of Georgia Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map

Paper Making with Plants and Flowers $35 General Admission, $31.50 Members Register Online In this exciting hands-on workshop we will explore all the creative possibilities of making recycled paper from cotton scraps. We will discuss the rich history of cotton…

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July 2019

Orchid Swap! Buy/Sell/Trade Meeting by the Northeast Georgia Orchid Society

July 21, 2019, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Visitor Center & Conservatory – Gardenside Room, State Botanical Garden of Georgia Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map
Free

The annual NGOS Buy/Sell/Swap is a great way to get your hands on some great orchid plants. Attendees are encouraged to bring any spare divisions, plants for sale, or unwanted orchids to give away. All sales are arranged via cash/check/paypal…

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September 2019

Native Orchidsby the Northeast Georgia Orchid Society

September 15, 2019, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Visitor Center & Conservatory – Gardenside Room, State Botanical Garden of Georgia Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map
Free

Jim Drake will speak about native orchids at the September NGOS meeting. Please bring any plants you would like to show, or that you have questions about. For more information, email northeastgaorchidsociety@gmail.com.

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November 2019

Soap Making 101 Beginning Cold Process

November 16, 2019, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Visitor Center & Conservatory – Gardenside Room, State Botanical Garden of Georgia Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map

Soap Making 101 $65 General Admission, $58.50 Members Register Online Soap Making 101 is a beginning-level soapmaking class designed to teach students to make soap by hand at home. The main focus of this class is the "cold process" soapmaking…

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January 2020

Portals Exploring the Intersection of Landscape and Self in the New Year

January 12, 2020, 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Visitor Center & Conservatory – Gardenside Room, State Botanical Garden of Georgia Athens, GA 30605 United States

Portals $90 General Admission, $81 for Members Register Online JCome explore the intersection of landscape and self with “Portals,” a deck of cards created by Beth Thompson. With her camera in hand, Beth followed in the footsteps of the botanist…

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January Garden Travels– Chicago

January 14, 2020, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Visitor Center & Conservatory – Gardenside Room, State Botanical Garden of Georgia Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map

Chicago $10 General Admission, Free for Members Register Online     Director of Horticulture Shelly Prescott attended a unique industry collaboration in August, 2019, when The National Garden Bureau (NGB), Perennial Plant Association (PPA), and All-America Selections (AAS) teamed up…

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February 2020

Garden to Plate Cooking Series – Winter – A Valentine’s Dinner

February 9, 2020, 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Visitor Center & Conservatory – Gardenside Room, State Botanical Garden of Georgia Athens, GA 30605 United States

Garden to Plate: Winter Class $240 For All 4 Units,  $65 per Individual Units Member discount available Register Online     The Garden to Plate Cooking Series with Wildcraft Kitchen highlights fresh and nutritious flavors of Georgia-grown produce in four…

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July 2020

Gardening to Plate Cooking Series – Summer

July 26, 2020, 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Visitor Center & Conservatory – Gardenside Room, State Botanical Garden of Georgia Athens, GA 30605 United States

Garden to Plate: Summer Class $240 For All 4 Units,  $65 per Individual Units Member discount available Register Online     The Garden to Plate Cooking Series with Wildcraft Kitchen highlights fresh and nutritious flavors of Georgia Grown produce in…

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September 2021

Cyanotype Printing on Silk and Paper

September 11, 2021, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Visitor Center & Conservatory – Gardenside Room, State Botanical Garden of Georgia Athens, GA 30605 United States
$50

Cyanotype Printing on Silk and Paper Fee: $50 Register Online The cyanotype is a form of photography recognized by the Prussian blue color which is achieved with the use of iron rather than silver as the light sensitive material. Using…

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February 2022

February Friends First Friday Orchid Madness

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

Orchid Madness Fee: $10 for members, $12 for non-members Register Online Join Shelly Prescott, Director of Horticulture at the State Botanical Garden, as he shares interesting facts about orchids. During February, the Visitor Center & Conservatory will be filled with…

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March 2022

March Friends First Friday Plants Can Be Both Useful and Beautiful

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

Plants Can Be Both Useful and Beautiful Fee: $10 for members, $12 for non-members Register Online     You may have toured the Heritage Garden before, but today you will get an in-depth exploration of the plants that are grown here…

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April 2022

April Friends First Friday Spring Plant Sale

April 1, 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Visitor Center & Conservatory – Gardenside Room, State Botanical Garden of Georgia Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map

Spring Plant Sale  Fee: $10 for members, $12 for non-members Register Online     Is your garden looking tired? Do you need new plants to spruce it up? Come hear Shelly Prescott, Director of Horticulture, as he discusses new and…

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May 2022

May Friends First Friday What’s slithering in our gardens?

May 13, 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Visitor Center & Conservatory – Gardenside Room, State Botanical Garden of Georgia Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map

What's Slithering in Our Gardens? $12 general admission, $10 for members Register online Join us as Berkeley Boone, education supervisor at Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center and former children's program manager at the State Botanical Garden shows us the different variety…

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June 2022

June Friends First Friday Watering Systems for Our Gardens

June 3, 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Visitor Center & Conservatory – Gardenside Room, State Botanical Garden of Georgia Athens, GA 30605 United States + Google Map

Watering Systems for Our Gardens $12 general admission, $10 for members Register Online     June is predicted to be a dry month for Georgia according to the Farmer's Almanac.  Come hear Brian Santos, curator of the International Garden, speak about…

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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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