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State Botanical Garden of Georgia

Open today: 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
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This is a secluded oasis that makes you think your not in Georgia.

The State Botanical Gardens of Georgia is very well maintained in its secluded landscape. With... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
It's not large, but what is there is choice.

This is a great "hip-pocket" botanical garden, executed so well it does the state proud. The... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Newnan, Georgia
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  • Poor1%
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“gift shop”(34 reviews)
“tropical plants”(15 reviews)
“hiking trails”(22 reviews)
This 313-acre preserve is used by the University of Georgia as a horticulture laboratory and is open to the public.
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2450 S Milledge Ave, Athens, GA 30605-1674
+1 706-542-1244
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The State Botanical Gardens of Georgia is very well maintained in its secluded landscape. With clean graded walking trails one can really escape the fast moving city life and relax with nature. The gardens are flourishing with native and non native species of plants, making...More

Thank lbell1786
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great "hip-pocket" botanical garden, executed so well it does the state proud. The greenhouse was amazing, with a Master Gardener in residence willing to answer any question about gardening. Inside and out, the gardens were well-organized and the signage was perfect, explaining...More

Thank joe85148
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Gardens are Beautiful from spring to fall. Indoor shop with local artist crafts and even more beautiful flowers and tropicals to view. Avoid the Cafe is my only warning. Food there is bad bad and worse.

Thank donJuanhic
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very good botanical gardens to visit and enjoy a nice walk through. My cousin and her husband got married here and it was a very nice venue. Worth a visit. We last visited back in the fall.

Thank jwmcrazynurse
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We enjoyed our visit looking at all the wide variety of plants. The volunteers working here are nice and helpful. It's too bad we had a group that thought it was ok and funny they parked in the very limited handicapped parking.

Thank Mazdaman7Q
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

It is a great place to visit. No entrance fees but they have a box for donations. F ft. Very Friendly workers , they offered bug spray before we entered, we asked a lot of questions to the master gardener and he was very informative....More

Thank ChrisAPB
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Athens received a lot of rain in May and June. The trend looks like it will continue in July. Several sections of the walking trails contain flood plains so that area has been inaccessible. With that being said the rain has really helped all the...More

Thank bishoplk
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

This is a wonderful place to hike if you are just a beginner or skilled hiker. There are multiple routes to take depending on the distance you want to hike. The white course is my favorite course. This course is roughly 3.5 miles and has...More

Thank Brad A
Reviewed 3 July 2018

Beautiful exhibits, indoor and outdoor, beautiful trails. I highly recommend a visit. I could have spent several days exploring but even a short visit would be well worth while.

Thank Ruth M
Reviewed 27 June 2018

The gardens are always just lovely to visit, a great outing for the family. As a teenager it was the venue for our prom, as an adult it has served as a beautiful setting for small weddings of friends.

Thank Lori B
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Carol S
29 March 2017|
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Response from rleveret | Reviewed this property |
It's free to park and visit although they appreciate donations. I usually try to put a few dollars in the box by the entrance whenever we attend but its not required or expected.
22 March 2017|
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Response from rleveret | Reviewed this property |
Yup! Not as much as there will be in a few more weeks but lots of tulips and daffodils!
2 June 2015|
Response from rleveret | Reviewed this property |
There are a good number of paved trails that are, but there are more unpaved trails that are not. The paved trails to cover the majority of the actual gardens though while the unpaved trails are just nature trails.