From June until September, the Georgia Mountain Research & Education Center will be open on Mondays 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. for visitors to enjoy the demonstration gardens, woodland trail, and Interpretative Center. The Interpretative Center is housed in the historic Community Cannery building built in 1935 by the Federal Emergency Relief Administration. Since the 1930s, the Research and Education Center has served the agricultural needs of the mountain area, and that history is preserved in historical panels displayed in the new Interpretative Center.
The station grounds cover 415 acres of orchards, test plots, pasture land, specimen and preservation gardens, historic sites and forests. For those who have an interest in using native plants as medicine, the GMRE Center is an excellent educational tour. Group tours can be arranged by contacting Clare Johnson at the GMRE Center at 706-745-2655. The center is located 3 miles south of Blairsville, on the east side of US Highway 19/129.
Admission & Fees
Admission Varies by event. Call for fees.