Garden Highlights

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


Crape Myrtle


Water Lily

And many more that we dont have room to list.

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!


Interactive Google Map Update

Thanks to the students of the Geography lab 1111, the trails and gardens in the State Botanical Gardens of Athens, GA were mapped and published on Google Maps! The following students were involved in the mapping project: Kristin Bradshaw, Kathryn Craw, Calen Dennis, Robert Dickinson, Samuel Evans, Devyn Gaton, Mark Hammond, Patricia Kirkpatrick, Katherine Kitziger, Aaron Shelton, Rodney Soares, Ashley Thompson, and Songpei Yang. The instructor of the lab was Genevieve Holdridge, and field assistance from Brandon Adams was much appreciated. Thanks to Mr. William Tonks, the Director of Visitor Services for the permission to work in the gardens, and for his support!

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Gold in your Garden

This Year we will be having our Gold in your Garden Symposium at Gwinnett Tech with Keynote Speaker Alan Armitage!

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

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Upcoming Events

September Friends First Friday

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September 4, 2015 | 9 - 10:30 AM

Native Plant Sale Preview

Concrete Leaf Casting

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September 8, 2015 | 6 - 8 PM

Certificate in Native Plants - Elective: Without Flowers: Mosses, Liverworts, Ferns, and Horsetails

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September 12, 2015 | 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Certificate in Native Plants - Elective: Fall Wildflowers of Stone Mountain

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September 16, 2015 | 9 AM - 1 PM

Certificate in Native Plants - Elective: Plants & Pollinators

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September 17, 2015 | 9 AM - 1 PM