Historic Heartland / Athens

State Botanical Garden of Georgia

2450 S. Milledge Ave.
Athens, GA 30605

706-542-1244
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The 313-acre State Botanical Garden of Georgia is home to numerous themed display gardens, including the Flower Garden, the International Garden, the Heritage Garden, the Shade Garden, and more. New to the Garden is the 3-acre Flower Garden, showcasing garden flowers and wildflowers and including a woodland walk. The garden is an All-American Selections Garden, a Southeastern Conifer Society Reference Garden, an American Daffodil Society Display Garden, and an Audubon Society Important Bird Area.

Five miles of nature trails extend into the natural areas. The Alice Hand Callaway Visitor Center & Conservatory contains a collection of tropical and semi-tropical plants, which provide gorgeous backdrops for concerts, lectures and art exhibits. The State Botanical Gardens is home to a lovely Day Chapel and serves as the headquarters of the Garden Club of Georgia. A gift shop, gallery, and cafe are located on the grounds, as well.

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 Fee $0.00

    Activities

    Nature Trails

    Facility Amenities

    Free Parking

    Gift Shop

    Guided Tours / Guide Available

    Parking on Site

    Party Facilities

    Picnic Area

    Public Restrooms

    Rentals Available

    Restaurant on Site

    Self-guided Tours

    General Information

    Family-friendly

    Free Admission

    Handicapped Accessible

    Open Year 'Round

    Group Amenities

    Group-friendly

    Special Tags

    Eco-Friendly

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages

Events

  • Sunflower Music Series

    Sunflower Music Series

    07/24/2018 - 09/25/2018

    Summer was made for outdoor concerts – and so were the amphitheater and terraced lawns in the Flower Garden of the State Botanical Garden of Georgia at the University of Georgia. The Sunflower Music Series has placed both world-renowned and new-on-the-scene musicians in a world-class botanical environment.

    Event performances:

    June 12: Abbey Road LIVE!

    July 24: Klezmer Local 42

    August 25: Chickasaw Mudd Puppies

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  • Insectival

    Insectival

    09/15/2018 - 09/15/2018

    Join garden staff and volunteers for this creepy, crawly and definitely fun family festival. Insectival is sponsored by the State Botanical Garden of Georgia, EarthShare of Georgia, the UGA Lund Club, the UGA Department of Entomology, and the Georgia Museum of Natural History. Pre-registration is not required. 

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