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State Botanical Garden of Georgia

Address: 2450 S. Milledge Ave, Athens, GA 30601
Phone Number: +1 706 542 1244
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Ranked #1 of 20 Attractions in Athens
Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Owner description: This 313-acre preserve is used by the University of Georgia as a horticulture laboratory and is...
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Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Owner description: 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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ATL, GA
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108 reviews 108 reviews
41 attraction reviews
210 helpful votes 210 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I adore the Botanical Garden of Georgia, an oasis of beauty and calm just minutes from downtown Athens. Year round, there are wonderful sites to see in the garden. The park has many walking trails to enjoy as well as a conservatory to enjoy indoors when the weather isn't perfect for exploring the outdoors. Admission is always free to the... More 

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Watkinsville, Georgia
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148 reviews 148 reviews
28 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

I called my husband from the gardens (he was at work; we have just relocated here) and told him THIS is Merry Christmas. ...to live in this town and have this PARADISE ON EARTH in our backyard is a gift. What a magical place to come for a cheap date, to play and exercise with the kids, or just some... More 

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Savannah, Georgia
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63 reviews 63 reviews
8 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

A great conservation and native plant mission, good displays, and an extensive trail system for hiking and leashed dogs.

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Maine
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Always a pleasure to visit these gardens not far from the University of Georgia. The inside gardens are beautiful. The restaurant has decent food for a lunch. The real beauty is walking all the trails in the gardens from formal gardens to a walk in the woods.

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Athens, Georgia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Check doldrums at the door and be prepared to be wowed. The gardens has wandering trails, flora, fauna, hiking trails and colors blazing any time to the year. Stay for lunch, a picnic, a hike, or even a wedding ceremony in their Day Chapel. The Bot Gardens is a hidden treasure that more and more are discovering.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I recently attended a wedding at the chapel traveling from CT. I was very impressed with the venue - specifically the chapel. The reception room downstairs was also very nice and modest. The wood carved doors and the magical feel of the surrounding forest makes it a great wedding location. Only cons were the lack of cell reception. We couldn't... More 

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Athens, Georgia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
7 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Beautiful gardens, nice hiking trails, beautiful aviary section as well. It's a great place to spend an afternoon exploring. There are many native species of plants as well as some of the newer specimens. There are often some special concerts there and the garden makes a lovely backdrop for music.

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Longmont
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31 reviews 31 reviews
3 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

The gardens were set up with paths so it was very easy to get around, Many native and other species to see. Very well done. A must see if you have any time.

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Burlington, Connecticut
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54 reviews 54 reviews
21 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Beautiful gardens, a nice collection of orchids and other tropical plants in the greenhouse, this was a great place to meet friends and spend an afternoon strolling the grounds.

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Orlando, Florida, USA
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126 reviews 126 reviews
56 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Athens is home ot the Uiniversity of Georgis...the Fighting Bulldogs! The campus is very large and part of it is the StTe Botanical GRdens which is well worth a trip for the aviary and butterfly section. Very good for children too

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