Garden Highlights

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


International Garden Stream Planting

Pink Muhly grass

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!


Search for the next Director of the Garden

The University of Georgia invites applications and nominations for the position of Director of the State Botanical Garden of Georgia. Please see the full announcement for more information.

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Barnes & Noble Book Fair

During October 7 through 9 Barnes and Noble bookfair days, any* purchase at a Barnes & Noble store or at made by someone using the bookfair voucher will help our children’s education program with a donation of a generous percentage of the sale. Click for more info and to download your voucher

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Athens Photo Share Group

The Photo Share Group meets the first Wednesday of each month from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the adult education classroom. Members share their photos for critique and show-and-tell. Subject matter is varied, including, but not limited to, abstracts, architecture, travel and wildlife and

Upcoming Events

Volunteer Fair

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September 27, 2016 | 10 AM - 12 PM

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

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September 28, 2016 | 9 AM - 1 PM

Connect to Protect Native Plant Sale's Preview & Pairings

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September 30, 2016 | 5:30 - 6:30 PM

108 Sun Salutation Festival

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October 2, 2016 | 5:30 PM

Johnstone Lecture: Greening of Georgia

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October 4, 2016 | 7 PM

How Sustainable Growth Presents Opportunity