Historic Heartland / Athens

Founders Memorial Garden

325 S. Lumpkin St., UGA North Campus
Athens, GA 30602

706-542-1816 | 706-542-4948
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A trickling fountain, rare flora, winding walkways, ornamental shrubbery, and Federal-style antebellum home (1857) are a grand memorial to the founders of America's first garden club. 

The Founders Memorial Garden commemorates the 12 founders of the first American Garden Club, the Ladies Garden Club of Athens, which was founded in 1891. With funds raised by the Garden Club of Georgia, Dean Hubert B. Owens, his staff, and students of the Landscape Architecture Department designed the garden. The layout of the 2.5-acre series of gardens, the grounds of the former Headquarters House for the Garden Club of Georgia, consists of a formal boxwood garden, two courtyards, a terrace, and a perennial garden as well as two informal areas. The rose-brick, Greek Revival style house was built in 1857. The house and garden are on the National Register of Historic Places as well as the Georgia Register of Historic Places.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: 7:00AM - 8:30PM
    Monday: 7:00AM - 8:30PM
    Tuesday: 7:00AM - 8:30PM
    Wednesday: 7:00AM - 8:30PM
    Thursday: 7:00AM - 8:30PM
    Friday: 7:00AM - 8:30PM
    Saturday: 7:00AM - 8:30PM

    Admission & Fees

    Admission Fee Free

    Facility Amenities

    Parking off Site

    Rentals Available

    Self-guided Tours

    General Information


    Free Admission

    Open Year 'Round

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages