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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 58 things to do 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

I was skeptical of the high reviews but my visit was enjoyable, relaxing, and educational. Admission is free and the recommended donation is just $2, a true bargain. Start at the visitor center and they will tell you everything you need to know I. Order to get the most out of your visit.

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Tifton, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful, and abounding. Many different things to look at and take in. A breath of fresh air in the city.

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Athens, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We live a couple of miles from the Bot Garden and go over there at least once a month to see what's blooming and what new features have been added - we treat it like our 300 acre backyard. The Garden is on our short list of places to take visitors and it never disappoints. Trails meander through both the... More 

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Athens, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

With all the flowers blooming at different seasons except winter, this is a beautiful charming place to spend a morning / afternoon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My wife and I went on some of our very first date to this place! I have been visiting here since I was a small child and have never had any complaints. There are tons of walking trails, picture taking spots, water features, and a beautiful indoor area as well!

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Athens, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I have been visiting the Bot Gardens for almost 30 years and have enjoyed watching it grow, while also remaining the same. It is a beautiful place to go for some meditative quiet , to get some exercise on the trail systems, to see a wide variety of plants, both tropical and native, , or even to take in a... More 

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Athens, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

A number of beautiful gardens on various themes, a nice indoor conservatory, great trails, and nice people.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Went in February, but got to see a variety of orchids (they'd just had Orchid Madness). There are monthly "specials" highlighting certain flowers/plants. Be sure to wear good shoes because you will be walking for quite awhile!! Be sure to go back every few months to see what's blooming new. There is a "donation" suggested, and it goes towards maintaining... More 

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ATL, GA
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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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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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