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The State Botanical Garden of Georgia

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

Free
Free to Visit
Closed Now
Opens Sun 8a
  • Independent
  • Outdoor
    Seating

“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
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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Michele and Kevin

  • 21 Reviews
  • 1 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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  • Sun - Sat: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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  • Independent
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Private Parking
  • Free Parking
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