State Botanical Garden of Georgia

2450 S. Milledge Ave.
Athens, GA 30602- Map It
(706) 542-1244

AAA Editor Notes

State Botanical Garden of Georgia is at 2450 S. Milledge Ave. just s.w. of the University of Georgia campus. The 313-acre botanical garden serves as a cultural, educational and recreational facility on the Middle Oconee River. Five miles of nature trails extend into the natural areas typical of the habitats and plant communities found in Georgia's Piedmont region. A number of theme gardens and special collections display species from around the world. The Alice Hand Callaway Visitor Center and Conservatory contains a collection of tropical and semi-tropical plants that provide a backdrop for concerts, lectures and art exhibitions. Note: Pets are not permitted. Food is available. Time: Allow 30 minutes minimum.
Free.
Hours: Grounds open daily 8-8, Apr.-Sept.; 8-6, rest of year. Visitor center open Tues.-Sat. 9-4:30, Sun. 11:30-4:30. Closed major holidays.