State Botanical Garden of Georgia

2450 S. Milledge Avenue, Athens, GA 30605


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The State Botanical Garden of Georgia is 313 acres, with a conservatory and about 5 miles of nature trails, operated by the University of Georgia.​

The Flower Garden boasts a variety of stunning collections including the Annual Garden, featuring the All-American Selections Display Garden and the Daylily, Daffodil, Iris, Rose and Peony Gardens, the Fragrance Garden, Perennial Garden, Meditation Garden and a Woodland Walk to reach the Wildlife Pavilion. The Flower Garden also hosts the Sunflower Concert Series each summer.​

The Heritage Garden displays collections of heirloom flowers, antique roses, fruit crops, row crops and native species that have held cultural significance throughout the history of the state. Plants include azaleas, dogwoods, magnolias and roses.

The Hummingbird Trail was researched and designed with 21 markers that show where hummingbirds are often seen within the Garden. The trail is open from May 1st to approximately the first week of October when the hummingbirds typically leave.  Also, a 2.5 acre Children's Garden, Shade and Native Flora Gardens, and an International Garden.

Five miles of color-coded nature trails wind through serene natural areas, constructed on native soil, withoccasional wooden bridges over streams and short boardwalks in wetland areas.