Northeast Georgia Mountains / Hiawassee

Hamilton Gardens at Lake Chatuge, Inc.

96 Pavilion Rd.
Hiawassee, GA 30546

  • Bonnie Day Arbor Bridge

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  • Garden Greenhouse

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  • Gardens overlooking Lake Chatuge

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  • Rhododendron at the 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 the Spring at Overlook/Water Wheel

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  • Main trail during the Spring

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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.

Stroll 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. No pets allowed.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: 8:00AM - 7:00PM
    Monday: 8:00AM - 7:00PM
    Tuesday: 8:00AM - 7:00PM
    Wednesday: 8:00AM - 7:00PM
    Thursday: 8:00AM - 7:00PM
    Friday: 8:00AM - 7:00PM
    Saturday: 8:00AM - 7:00PM

    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


    Free Admission

    Handicapped Accessible (Limited)

    Open Year 'Round

    Group Amenities


    Near Interstate Highway




    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages