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State Botanical Garden of Georgia

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Fall Colors

Fall is not complete without a visit to the Gardens! The colors of the trees y plants make for... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ILovetoTravel2004
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Beautiful day at Botanical Gardens

We have had much rain and the sun is finally out! No better way to spend this gorgeous days than... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
StephanieHeth
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Athens, Georgia
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“tropical plants”(15 reviews)
“hiking trails”(23 reviews)
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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
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All reviews gift shop tropical plants hiking trails visitor center orange trail green house accept donations great trails enjoy nature indoor area small cafe different areas great place to visit free admission couple of hours nice walk plenty of parking
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fall is not complete without a visit to the Gardens! The colors of the trees y plants make for great photo sessions y just enjoying the day. The cool crisp air of fall in Georgia brings out the best in us all. There is also...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ILovetoTravel2004
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have had much rain and the sun is finally out! No better way to spend this gorgeous days than hiking the trails at the Botanical Gardens! There are miles and miles of trails, beautiful topography and one that runs along the river side!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank StephanieHeth
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The State Botanical Gardens has several excellent walking / jogging trails. I like the white trail. It is several miles long. It meanders through hills creeks and ends up along the river. I also like the orange trail. It follows a majestic creek down to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Samantha P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We love to visit the BG whenever possible. We find the gardens to be such a peaceful place to feel a little bit of escape, enjoy some natural surroundings and even learn something.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Teresa O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very large and well layed out. We were here late in the season but there were still things blooming. Would like to go again in the spring when everything is fresh!! Great place to take a picnic!!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank mbleaman57
Reviewed 9 November 2018 via mobile

We had a great time just being in the presence of such a wonderful and peaceful place. If you ever decide to visit, I will assure you that you will not be disappointed

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Brawnerstacy
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

My family has been enjoying this place for years!!! It’s beautiful all times of year, it’s quiet, and it is very well maintained! Great for all ages! And I was kidding about the dinosaurs.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Zak99
Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

Suggested $2 donations. Plenty of parking. Nice walk through gardens. Map was not easily interrupted. ......

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mariah A
Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

Haven't been to the State Botanical Gardens in Athens in a long time. It has really changed and improved ten fold since my last visit. It has many different Gardens to see and some wonderful trails for hiking. Cute gift shop and cafe there. Best...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 766kathieh
Reviewed 15 October 2018

This was an awesome way to get outside and enjoy nature while walking through a well kept gardens. Many areas are handicap accessible, in addition there are a bunch of "off road" trails for those who can navigate them. My only regret is that it...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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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.
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BhayB
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!
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210happytraveler
2 June 2015|
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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.
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