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Fred Hamilton Gardens

13121 Music Hall Road, Hiawassee, GA
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Ranked #5 of 6 attractions in Hiawassee
Type: Gardens
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maitland, florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I took my mom and dad here during a light rain. It was so peaceful and beautiful even in the rain. The paths wind and curve on a loop trail back to the parking lot. The park overlook a lake where you can picnic or fish. This is a super place to take a date this will make a great... More

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Blairsville, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

These gardens are breathtaking especially during the festival. I have some awesome pictures of the azaleas and rhododendrons. Certainly worth the effort. Its an easy, casual stroll with Lake Chatuge in the background.

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Go in the spring to see the rhododendrons, 20' tall and full of blooms. Hamilton Gardens is on the side of a mountain sloping down to Lake Chatuge! What a setting!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Beautiful Azalea and Rhododendron gardens are on the lake adjacent to the North Georgia Mountain Fairground. Only about two hours from Atlanta. Short side trip from Highlands, Clayton, Lake Burton and Brasstown Bald. We were there before Mother's Day weekend and the rhododendrons were just beginning to bloom. Worth the visit.

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Blairsville, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

A beautiful and rare collection of Rhododendrums! I visited this Garden many years ago when I first discovered the No. Ga Mtns. Now, I lived in the area and I,not only, visit but have the honor to help care for it as a volunteer. I am always truly amazed by it's beauty!

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Hiawassee, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

We live in Hiawassee and are blessed to have these beautiful gardens that we can visit at any time for a beautiful, casual walk with friends.

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Dahlonega, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

After touring the trails, seeing the amazing rows of hybrid rhododendrons and azaleas, I learned that it was totally "manned" by volunteers!! How incredible! THEN I learned that it is only maintained by donations AND that the county does not even appreciate what they have in their hands for tourism - at least not in the way of supporting it... More

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Arhens, GA
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014 via mobile

A beautiful stop and it's free! The rhododendrons and azaleas are magnificent and the trails are easy for all ages. You can picnic under cover or by the lake. The garden shop has some great deals and the staff is very helpful and enthusiastic. Say hello to Catherine who runs the garden shop and is a #1 volunteer. They also... More

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Tallahassee, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

We toured the garden, and it definitely seems like the place to be when the Rhododendron are in bloom. The garden was a little overgrown when we visited, but it is a nice walk, and offers pretty views of Lake Chatuge.

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ORANGE PARK
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

This would be an excellent place to stop during the rhododendron are in bloom but nothing to see when not in bloom.

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