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: 11:30AM - 4:30PM
    Tuesday: 9:00AM - 4:30PM
    Wednesday: 9:00AM - 4:30PM
    Thursday: 9:00AM - 4:30PM
    Friday: 9:00AM - 4:30PM
    Saturday: 9:00AM - 4:30PM

    Admission & Fees

    Admission Fee $0.00

    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

    Special Tags

    Eco-Friendly

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages

Events

  • Plantapalooza! Spring Plant Sales in Athens

    Plantapalooza! Spring Plant Sales in Athens

    04/05/2015 - 04/05/2015

    The State Botanical Garden's Visitor Center and Conservatory and its plazas will be filled with trees, shrub, herbs, perennials, annuals and more, including Georgia Gold Medal plants and a broad selection of native plants. Numerous garden specialists, including garden curators, master gardeners, and horticulturists, will be on hand to help. The Garden's coffee/sandwich café, Donderos' Kitchen, and garden-themed gift shop will also be open.

    The Trial Gardens at UGA will offer plants ... read more