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“An oasis of beauty and calm” 5 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.
New Windsor, New York
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“An oasis of beauty and calm”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Loved the botanical gardens. We were there in March when not a lot was in bloom, except of course the Magnolias, camellias and daffodils everywhere. But it was still gorgeous. Several walking trails to suit all tastes and all levels of difficulty,. The conservatory is stunning and the best news of all - it's all entirely free. Well worth a visit.

Visited March 2014
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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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“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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“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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