Garden Highlights

Check here each month to find out which features of the State Botanical Garden are truly stunning.


Your Garden...

Is a Secluded Oasis
located minutes away from Downtown Athens,
Houses Collections of Breathtaking Flora
selected from native and exotic origins,
Provides Educational Experiences
that entertain and inspire students of all ages,
Sports a Variety of Hiking Trails
spanning five miles of lovely Piedmont terrain,
Exhibits New Artwork Every Month
and boasts a collection of permanent displays,
Hosts Festivals and Live Music
in a beautiful, family-friendly environment,
And Offers Unique Wedding Locales
with affordable spaces for any special events.

So what does the Garden offer you?

Want to Help?

As a Public Service and Outreach unit of the University of Georgia, the Botanical Garden provides the public of all ages and UGA faculty and students opportunities for recreation, events, research and learning through its natural areas, display gardens and building spaces. With your help, the Garden can continue to grow and provide unique experiences for everyone!



Don't forget! Zumba every Wednesday in the Visitor Center and Conservatory from 5:30 to 6:30.

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Nature Ramblers

Please join our Nature Ramblers every thursday at 8 am and learn more about the natural areas, flora and fauna of the Garden while making new friends and enjoying the cool, fresh air. This is a ramble not a hike; we will stop to view interesting plants, insects, butterflies, mushrooms, etc., along the way. Join us for one or all sessions; these informal rambles are free but donations are accepted in the Garden's donation box in the lobby of the Visitor Center. The Last Fall Session Will be November 21, 2014

Upcoming Events

Where do the hummingbirds "hide"?

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August 2, 2014 | 9 AM - 12 PM

Advanced Beekeeping

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August 10, 2014 | 9 - 11 AM

Full Moon Hike

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August 10, 2014 | 8 - 9:30 PM

Concrete Leaf Casting

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August 12, 2014 | 6 - 8 PM

Friends Annual Flea Market

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August 16, 2014 | 8 AM - 1 PM

Certificate in Native Plants - Core Course: Protecting Plant Diversity

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August 16, 2014 | 9 AM - 5 PM