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“Great place to picnic, have a wedding, or go hiking!” 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 20 Attractions in Athens
Type: Gardens, Outdoors
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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.
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“Great place to picnic, have a wedding, or go hiking!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

We like to be active when outside and the Botanical Gardens have some beautiful hiking trails along creeks and rivers! Plus awesome foilage anytime of year. During the spring we love to bring a picnic. The garden also features a beautiful wood chapel for quaint small weddings, as well as beautiful indoor and outdoor venues to host receptions. The gift shop is a forgotten place to find unique and well priced gifts! A revolving display of artwork is also noteworthy. HINT to BRIDES...plan to have your picture made under the huge canopy of wisteria during it's blooming season....gorgeous!

Visited May 2013
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“Even in the Cold this is a Lovely Place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

The cold and wintery landscape of the Botanical Gardens should not be a deterrent for a visit. There is much to learn about trees and landscapes in their winter rest period and the tropical environs of the main building will life spirits and be a delight to the eyes.

Visited January 2014
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Landstuhl, Germany
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Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
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“Nice Place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

Very peaceful and well manicured. The conservatory was nice, but since it is winter--nothing was blooming outside. I will return in about 6 weeks to see the bulbs.

Visited January 2014
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Athens, Georgia, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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“Christmas”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

The Conservatory at the State Botanical Gardens of Georgia could not be more beautiful than at Christmas with all the lights and the special musical programs.

Visited December 2013
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“Look forward to visiting in Spring”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Although I visited the Botanical Garden on a cold winter day, it was a beautiful and inspiring experience. The staff were very friendly as well. The collection of plants inside at the visitors center/conservatory was a great experience, and the balcony overlooking the international gardens makes me excited to return when everything is in bloom on a nice, warm day.

Visited January 2014
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