Garden pathway.

Thank you for visiting the State Botanical Garden of Georgia at the University of Georgia. The garden is a 313-acre preserve, featuring unique gardens and collections, including the Visitor Center and Conservatory, Alice H. Richards Children’s Garden, the Porcelain and Decorative Arts Museum, the Mimsie Lanier Center for Native Plant Studies, several themed gardens and miles of nature trails.

The Flower Garden, though accessible, does have a large change in elevation that you may want to view from the Heritage Garden overlook before venturing down.

All of the facilities and most display and theme gardens are accessible by wheelchair or motorized scooter and can accommodate strollers. Exceptions include the Flower Garden, which includes changes in elevation, and the Native Flora Garden, which has natural mulch pathways.

At the garden, all of our outside display and theme gardens are wheelchair and motorized scooter accessible with the exception of our Native Flora Garden.

An elevator is available at the main entrance to the garden, accessed from the upper parking lots. Parking for visitors with handicapped permits is available in the upper lots and on the ground level near a new wider boardwalk that leads to trails renovated and widened to allow everyone access to the banks of the Middle Oconee River.

Accessible parking is also available at all rental facilities, including the Day Chapel and Terrace Room.

Public restrooms are located inside the Visitor Center and Conservatory during business hours. Restrooms also are located near the Alice H. Richards Children’s Garden.

The garden offers wheelchairs and motorized scooters on a first come basis during business hours. To reserve, please see the guest services representative at the information desk in the Visitor Center and Conservatory.

If you have questions about accessibility while planning your visit, please contact the garden at or 706-542-1244.