Hamilton Gardens at Lake Chatuge, Inc.


96 Pavilion Rd.
Hiawassee GA 30546


  • Admission Free: $Donations Welcomed

Hours of Operation

  • 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
  • Sunday : 8:00am - 7:00pm


Bonnie Day Arbor Bridge
Gardens overlooking Lake Chatuge
Azalea in bloom during Rhododendron Festival
Rhododendron Blooming during the Spring at Overlook/Water Wheel
Main trail during the Spring
Rhododendron at the Overlook/Water Wheel
Rhododendron in Bloom in Garden
A Blooming Affair at Hamilton Gardens - Mid April to Mid May

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.

Facility Amenities
  • Free Parking
  • Party Facilities
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Public Restrooms
  • Self-guided Tours
  • Maps & Brochures Available
Near Interstate Highway
  • 400
  • 575
  • 75
Suitable for Ages
  • All Ages
Group Amenities
  • Group-Friendly
General Information
  • Family-Friendly
  • Free Admission
  • Handicapped Accessible (Limited)
  • Open Year 'Round