Hamilton Gardens at Lake Chatuge

NE Georgia Mountains

Hamilton Gardens at Lake Chatuge

Hamilton Gardens at Lake Chatuge

1311 Music Hall Rd.
Hiawassee, GA 30546



Brochures: Hamilton Gardens Visitor Guide with Trail Map

Hamilton Gardens are a botanical paradise fairly bursting with dogwood, native azaleas, wild flowers, trillium, and more than 400 varieties of rhododendron – 3,000 plants in all. Welcome to the Hamilton Gardens, a truly enchanted spot, boasting the largest collection of rhododendrons in the state of Georgia.

Stoll tranquil pine bark trails that wind through lush foliage. Drink in the stunning views of Lake Chatuge and the majestic rise of Brasstown Bald, Georgia's highest peak.

The gardens are open year-round, but peak viewing season usually occurs early April through late May. The Hamilton Gardens Greenhouse and Garden Shop opens to the public the first day of the Rhododendron Festival, April 19. Plant enthusiasts will find a selection of rhododendrons, azaleas and other plants available for purchase at the gardens retail shop. All of the proceeds help with garden maintenance, which is performed by volunteers.

  • Info & Amenities
  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM

    Monday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM

    Tuesday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM

    Wednesday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM

    Thursday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM

    Friday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM

    Saturday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    Admission Fee $0.00


    Nature Trails

    Facility Amenities

    Free Parking, Guided Tours / Guide Available, Maps & Brochures Available, Meeting Facilities, Parking on Site, Party Facilities, Picnic Area, Picnic Shelter, Public Restrooms, Self-guided Tours

    General Information

    Family-friendly, Free Admission , Handicapped Accessible (Limited) , Open Year 'Round

    Group Amenities

    Group-friendly, Motorcoach-friendly

    Near Interstate Highway

    400, 575, 75

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages


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