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State Botanical Garden of Georgia

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2450 S Milledge Ave, Athens, GA 30605-1674
+1 706-542-1244
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Too many bugs

Very fun trip with plenty of plants and things to see. only one problem, there are tons of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ranon l
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Small botanical garden, but well worth a visit!

The State Botanical Garden is free admission, but they ask for a donation. It is a wonderful... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Huey L
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Roanoke, Virginia
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This 313-acre preserve is used by the University of Georgia as a horticulture laboratory and is open to the public.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“gift shop” (33 reviews)
“tropical plants” (14 reviews)
“hiking trails” (24 reviews)
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2450 S Milledge Ave, Athens, GA 30605-1674
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+1 706-542-1244
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"gift shop"
in 33 reviews
"tropical plants"
in 14 reviews
"hiking trails"
in 24 reviews
"visitor center"
in 19 reviews
"accept donations"
in 7 reviews
"main building"
in 6 reviews
"green house"
in 6 reviews
"great trails"
in 8 reviews
"year round"
in 8 reviews
"indoor area"
in 6 reviews
"different areas"
in 7 reviews
"a great place to spend"
in 8 reviews
"small cafe"
in 6 reviews
"my favorite place"
in 6 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 9 reviews
"in town"
in 10 reviews
"bloom"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very fun trip with plenty of plants and things to see. only one problem, there are tons of mosquitoes and other bugs around

Thank ranon l
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The State Botanical Garden is free admission, but they ask for a donation. It is a wonderful facility considering that it's free (although I accidentally compare it in my mind to botanical gardens that are larger and paid admission). The outside portion of the botanical...More

Thank Huey L
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Reviewed April 30, 2018

thi your own paces is a quiet place of athens, its free ,but donations needed just apeaceful place to walk around at

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Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

Spend an hour,spend the day, take a class.whatever you choose the lovely gardens are a pleasure. I have strolled the paths in a variety of seasons and each gas its own charm. Many classes are offered ,lace making , flower arranging to name 2 look...More

1  Thank mkh2016
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Reviewed April 28, 2018 via mobile

We spent a wonderful sunny afternoon walking about the gardens. Many flowers in bloom. Nice educational experience as well. Excellent plant diversity. Plenty of benches to sit and enjoy. We did not do any of the hiking trails.

Thank Joan R
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Reviewed April 22, 2018

One of the most beautiful spots in Athens. A great opportunity to get fresh air and exercise. There are a ton of paved trails through out the gardens plus miles of natural trails through the woods. If you or your kids are in to Pokemon...More

Thank sparkysarah
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Reviewed April 20, 2018

I went there with my five year old grandson. He enjoyed the flowers and the indoor tropical garden -- saw a lizard there. Went on one of the trails for a hike -- down to the river and through a meadow of gorgeous yellow wildflowers....More

1  Thank 58DavidAthens
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Reviewed April 15, 2018

What a beautiful wedding inside the Atrium, amid the plants, tress and flowers. Simply breath taking.

Thank Diana A
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Reviewed April 14, 2018

Beautiful gardens with so much to see and learn! It is free which is incredible. We spend two hours here and could easily have stayed longer.

Thank LaurieF123
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Reviewed April 8, 2018

We were in Athens on Monday, April 2 and wanted to enjoy the beautiful weather so we headed to the gardens. While nice, the landscape was not as colorful as hoped for as it appears that we were between seasons. The wildflowers had already bloomed...More

Thank Dave H
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Carol S
March 28, 2017|
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Response from rleveret | Reviewed this property |
It's free to park and visit although they appreciate donations. I usually try to put a few dollars in the box by the entrance whenever we attend but its not required or expected.
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BhayB
March 21, 2017|
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Response from rleveret | Reviewed this property |
Yup! Not as much as there will be in a few more weeks but lots of tulips and daffodils!
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210happytraveler
June 1, 2015|
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Response from rleveret | Reviewed this property |
There are a good number of paved trails that are, but there are more unpaved trails that are not. The paved trails to cover the majority of the actual gardens though while the unpaved trails are just nature trails.
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