Northeast Georgia Mountains / Blairsville

Gardens at Georgia Mountain Research & Education Center

195 GA Mountain Experiment Station Rd.
Blairsville, GA 30512

  • Entrance to UGA's MR&EC

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  • Covered Bridge Entrance

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  • Apple House

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  • Woodland Medicine Trail

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The Ethnobotanic Gardens and Woodland Medicine Trail on the grounds of the University of Georgia's Mountain Research & Education Center, showcase plants harvested and often cultivated by early inhabitants of the region. The Native Americans and early settlers used these plants for a variety of medicines, food and crafts. Although many of these plants are considered "weeds," they are valuable to wildlife and pollinators and have an important place in the ecosystem. In addition, visitors can see how native plants can be used attractively in their own landscape.

Guided tours of the Gardens and Cannery Interpretive Center are available on Mondays, May through September (excluding national holidays), from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Garden tours are free. Please arrive for your tour by 12:30 p.m. Group tours can be arranged by contacting Clare Johnston at the GMRE Center at 706-745-2655.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Monday: 8:00PM - 5:00PM
    Tuesday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
    Wednesday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
    Thursday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
    Friday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM

    Admission & Fees

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    Nature Trails

    Facility Amenities

    Free Parking

    Guided Tours / Guide Available

    Parking on Site

    Self-guided Tours

    General Information


    Free Admission

    Group Amenities


    Near Interstate Highway



    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages