Northeast Georgia Mountains / Hiawassee

Hamilton Gardens at Lake Chatuge, Inc.

1311 Music Hall Rd.
Hiawassee, GA 30546

  • Bonnie Day Arbor Bridge

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  • Rhododendron Festival Poster Overlook/Water Wheel

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  • Rhododendron in Bloom in Garden

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  • Azalea in bloom during Rhododendron Festival

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  • A Blooming Affair at Hamilton Gardens - Mid April to Mid May

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  • Rhododendron Blooming during Festival at Overlook/Water Wheel

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  • Main trail during Rhododendron Festival

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  • Garden Retail Greenhouse - open to the public

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  • Gardens overlooking Lake Chatuge

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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.

Open 8am until dusk.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

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

    Admission & Fees

    Admission Free Donations Welcomed


    Nature Trails

    Facility Amenities

    Free Parking, Maps & Brochures Available, 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


    Near Interstate Highway

    400, 575, 75

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages