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“Beautiful day” 4 of 5 stars
Review of State Botanical Garden of Georgia

State Botanical Garden of Georgia
2450 S. Milledge Ave, Athens, GA 30601
+1 706 542 1244
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Ranked #1 of 59 things to do in Athens
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Owner description: This 313-acre preserve is used by the University of Georgia as a horticulture laboratory and is open to the public.
georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Beautiful day”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

The gardens had lots of people enjoying them and one of the first really lovely days of spring. Limited bulbs, plants and trees in bloom at this time. It is still a little early. Perfect way to spend a day. I'll be back with a book for some chill time by myself

Visited April 2013
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New Ipswich, New Hampshire
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“Unexpected Surprise”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

We just happen to be driving by and decided to stop! Even off season the grounds and scenery of these gardens is beautiful. Great place to walk and just enjoy the outdoors.

Visited February 2013
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Athens, Georgia, United States
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“A hidden jewel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

The State Botanical Garden of Georgia is a beautiful piece of green space dedicated to indigenous flora and fauna.

Visited June 2012
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Forsyth, Georgia
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“Wonderful visit/respite and well-maintained grounds”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

The botanical gardens are FREE and a great place to visit when in town . . . especially with children. There is ample parking and a conservatory (for rainy days) that has an easy, short trail through tropical plants.

A small gift shop (recently redone) also several nice garden-themed offerings.

One of the best things about the gardens is all of its educational outreach and classes. Check the website for schedules.

The outdoor grounds are great for wondering around. The paths are easy to follow. If you want to go "off road," there are some less maintained paths outside of the garden proper -- and some that wind through mature forests and along a nearby river.

This should be a destination when visiting Athens, and if you have kids, it is a great place to let them explore and unwind.

Visited February 2013
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Lawrence, Kansas
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“Wonderful family field trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

Our family has been here a couple of times and there is so much to see that we haven't seen it all yet. We plan on going back to see more, hike, and have a picnic. Actually, my profile pic is from this location. There is so much beauty is hard not to take loads of photos!

Visited October 2012
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