Northeast Georgia Mountains / Blairsville

Gardens at Georgia Mountain Research & Education Center

195 GA Mountain Experiment Station Rd.
Blairsville, GA 30512

706-745-2655
  • 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: 9:00AM - 1:00PM

    Admission & Fees

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    Activities

    Nature Trails

    Facility Amenities

    Free Parking, Guided Tours / Guide Available, Parking on Site, Self-guided Tours

    General Information

    Family-friendly, Free Admission

    Group Amenities

    Group-friendly

    Near Interstate Highway

    400, 575

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages