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The State Botanical Garden of Georgia

2450 S Milledge Ave, Athens-Clarke County unified government (balance), Georgia 30605 USA

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Opens Thu 8a
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“A living laboratory in Athens!”

The State Botanical Garden of Georgia is a public educational facility operated under the auspices of the University of Georgia. It is a "living laboratory" for university students and faculty who utilize the collections and natural plant communities for studies in a variety of disciplines. The Garden is also a public garden for enjoyment by the general public who find beauty, knowledge and solitude in a garden setting. Founded in 1968, it now encompasses more than 300 acres, much of which borders the Middle Oconee River. Whether you are seek­ing a nat­u­ral sett­ing for relax­a­tion or play, learn­ing or explo­ra­tion, you can find it at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia. Enjoy the beauty and serenity and dis­cover vibrant flora while view­ing our public gar­dens, or let the Garden host your spe­cial event. As a Public Ser­vice and Out­reach unit of the Uni­ver­sity of Georgia, the Botanical Garden pro­vides the public of all ages and UGA fac­ulty and stu­dents oppor­tu­ni­ties for recre­a­tion, events, research and learn­ing through its nat­u­ral areas, dis­play gar­dens and build­ing spaces.

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Reviewed by
isislvx

  • Road Warrior
  • 10 Reviews
  • 6 Helpful
June 27, 2014

This place is cool other than the fact that if you wonder off the trail you may run into the toxic waste dump. No, I am not kidding. UGA dumped radioactive crud that is leaking into the Oconee River Basin. Joys of science. Other than that it is great.

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Reviewed by
chelseawhite

  • 6 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
August 12, 2019
Rated 5.0

A friend and I took a day trip out to the gardens since it’s only a out 2 hours from where we live in Augusta. The gardens are beautiful and have a beautiful range of flowers, edible plants, and forest hikes. There are also lots of beautiful spots to take pictures along your road trip. It was also free to walk around and there is a small restaurant for snacks. Highly recommend this spot!

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KEIVN GOULAH

  • 2 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
June 05, 2019
Rated 5.0

this was a beautiful garden i have been to a lot of gardens in fl. and ca. this by far was one of the best and it is free. THANK YOU GA.

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Reviewed by
savannahwaynethomas

  • 4 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
May 09, 2017
Rated 4.0

I love coming here to run the nature trails or do yoga in the garden. So serene. Only thing that sucks is the fact that dogs aren't allowed and I normally bring the dogs when I go running somewhere! And FREE parking and entrance!

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Reviewed by
Michele and Kevin

  • 21 Reviews
  • 3 Helpful
May 16, 2016

Cool little place to stop and walk around. The garden has free admission so if you enjoy looking at different plants it's worth a stop.

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The State Botanical Garden of Georgia

2450 S Milledge Ave
Athens-Clarke County unified government (balance), Georgia
30605 USA

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