Botanic Garden at Georgia Southern University


1505 Bland Ave.
Statesboro GA 30460


  • Admission Fee: $0.00

Hours of Operation

  • Monday : 9:30am - 5:30pm
  • Tuesday : 9:30am - 5:30pm
  • Wednesday : 9:30am - 5:30pm
  • Thursday : 9:30am - 5:30pm
  • Friday : 9:30am - 5:30pm
  • Sunday : 1:00pm - 4:00pm


Oconee Azalea blossom in full bloom
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The Garden features over 11 acres of gardens on the early twentieth century farmstead of Dan and Catharine Bland. Wander the trails, paths and courtyards and explore the intriguing natural and cultural wonders of the southeastern coastal plain, where persistence, ingenuity, and a deep respect have bound people to the land. Discover a significant and growing collection of native and heritage plants, including over 20 of the state’s protected species. Peer down a pitcher plant, gaze upward at the gnarled branches of a magnificent longleaf pine, and inhale the heavy scent of confederate jasmine. Wrap your hands around the handles of a plow or admire the 1929 cover of Georgia Magazine, which features Mr. Dan and Ms. Catharine’s farm as an inspiration for all of Georgia. Enjoy the past, wonder at the present and learn for the future at the Botanic Garden.

The Garden offers woodland trails, a landscape garden of coastal plain natives, a native azalea collection, an arboretum, a children’s garden, a complex of early 20th century farm buildings, the Rural Life Museum, the Whelchel Camellia Garden, heritage gardens, a bog and sandhill, and the Kennedy Outdoor Classroom. The Garden is a research and educational resource for faculty and students and provides undergraduate and graduate programs, projects, and internships as well as continuing education programs of interest to the community.

Facility Amenities
  • Free Parking
  • Public Restrooms
  • Self-guided Tours
Near Interstate Highway
  • 16
Suitable for Ages
  • All Ages
Group Amenities
  • Group-Friendly
General Information
  • Family-Friendly
  • Free Admission
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