State Botanical Garden of Georgia in Athens, Georgia

State Botanical Garden of Georgia in Athens, Georgia

6 Botanical Gardens You Can't Miss this Spring

Springtime warms up nicely at botanical gardens all over Georgia. Enjoy that special sweetness in the air as nature awakens with colorful displays.

Daffodils blooming at Gibbs Gardens in Ball Ground, Georgia

Gibbs Gardens

Spring is in the air at Gibbs Gardens with millions of golden daffodils covering rolling fields. Stroll along paths, traverse hills, and wander through the woods to experience more than 220 acres of specialty gardens, including the Japanese and Waterlily Gardens.

Smith-Gilbert Gardens in Kennesaw, Georgia, in spring

Smith-Gilbert Gardens

Smith-Gilbert Gardens is composed of serene woodland paths that showcase more than 3,000 species just minutes from Kennesaw Mountain. Unique plantings and fascinating elements such as The Rose Garden, Bonsai Exhibit and waterfall area delight the senses in this designated wildlife habitat. Smith-Gilbert Gardens is open Tuesday through Sunday.

Tulips blooming in spring at Callaway Resort & Gardens in Pine Mountain, Georgia

Callaway Resort & Gardens

Celebrate spring with amazing, world-renowned displays of azaleas, dogwoods, tulips and more. The whole family can find countless ways to explore spring at Callaway Resort & Gardens. Miles of scenic bike trails wind through the gardens and woodlands, exciting ziplines crisscross the trees, and the butterfly center makes magic. Callaway also offers overnight accommodations and packages.

Roses at the Atlanta Botanical Garden

Atlanta Botanical Garden

Spring comes alive in Atlanta with thousands of tulips, daffodils, crocus and more at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. Take a stroll along the canopy walk, explore beautiful blossoms during Orchid Daze, and enjoy meadows of vibrant colors.

State Botanical Garden of Georgia in Athens, Georgia

State Botanical Garden of Georgia

The State Botanical Garden in Athens is a 313-acre preserve set aside by UGA in 1968 for the study and enjoyment of plants and nature. It contains a number of specialized theme gardens and collections, more than five miles of nature trails, and four major facilities including a tropical conservatory.

Savannah Botanical Gardens

Savannah Botanical Gardens

Savannah Botanical Gardens include nature trails, a picturesque pond, and an archaeological exhibit among the formal and natural displays. Enjoy the Southern charm of the historic Reinhard House, the sweet sounds of songbirds, and wander along a path that explores camellias, ferns and a children’s garden. Admission is free.

Published: January 2020
Written by: Candy Cook