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State Botanical Garden of Georgia

Georgia State Botanical Garden

Used with permission by the State Botanical Garden of Georgia.

Official State Botanical Garden of Georgia

In 1984 the Georgia General Assembly designated the University of Georgia's botanical garden as the official State Botanical Garden of Georgia.

The State Botanical Garden of Georgia, a unit of UGA Public Service and Outreach, is one of the state’s most treasured resources. With 313 acres of natural areas and cultivated gardens, the State Botanical Garden offers unique experiences for nature lovers. The garden offers eight specialty gardens, including the Alice H. Richards Children’s Garden, and over five miles of trails. Throughout the year, the garden hosts educational programming including camps, classes, workshops, concerts and festivals for visitors of all ages. Facilities across the garden feature art exhibits and annual lectures, including the Porcelain and Decorative Arts Museum.

The State Botanical Garden of Georgia is located in Athens, GA. on South Milledge Avenue, one mile from the bypass (Loop 10 South) and three miles from the University of Georgia campus.

Grounds: Open daily, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Visitor Center: Tuesday-Saturday 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Sunday 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Gift Shop: Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday noon to 4 p.m.
Porcelain & Decorative Arts Museum: Tuesday-Saturday 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Sunday 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Please note that the Visitor Center and Porcelain and Decorative Arts Museum are closed on Mondays. The garden is closed on official university holidays. Please refer to our website for specific dates.

There is no admission or parking fee to visit the garden and Porcelain and Decorative Arts Museum. Donation boxes are located in the Visitor Center and Children’s Garden, and donations are appreciated.

School and group tours are available by reservation only. Much of the garden is ADA-accessible. Dogs are not permitted in the garden, including on the trails.

For additional information, please contact us or visit our website,

State Botanical Garden of Georgia at the University of Georgia
2450 S. Milledge Ave. Athens, Ga. 30605