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“Most wonderful place in Athens”

State Botanical Garden of Georgia
Ranked #1 of 50 things to do in Athens
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Bishop GA
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Most wonderful place in Athens”
Reviewed July 3, 2014

Gorgeous. Educational. Improves in some way every month. Classes are terrific too. There's nothing to dislike.

Visited July 2014
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Oxford, Mississippi
Level 6 Contributor
182 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Very nice garden”
Reviewed June 28, 2014

I always try to visit gardens/botanical gardens in cities I visit. I was very impressed with this one; very well maintained.

Visited June 2014
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Atlanta, Georgia
Level 6 Contributor
160 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Lots to see/stay a while”
Reviewed June 25, 2014

I enjoyed experiencing the gardens in different times of the year. Don't forget to hike the trails! Lovely gardens, great hiking trails, wonderful facilities for a wedding, reception etc. State Treasure.

Visited July 2013
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Royston, Georgia
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Breath of fresh air”
Reviewed June 11, 2014

I've lived in and around Athens for the last 30 years, and I never tire of the State Botanical Gardens. The Arboretum is stunning and impeccably maintained. The grounds are beautiful, even in the dead of winter. There are examples of plants from all over the world with gardens dedicated to different geographical areas of the US as well as other nations. There are some places where the plantings have grown over the descriptions, making it difficult to tell what you're looking at. The only precautionary I have is to go to the restroom before you start walking the grounds. There is really only one public bathroom outside of the Arboretum, so you better go before you start walking the trails through the garden.

Visited May 2014
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Columbus, Ga
Level 5 Contributor
74 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Lots to see at this garden”
Reviewed May 31, 2014

Beautiful garden. Lots of different venues to explore, inside and outside. Small cafe with sandwiches. Gift shop had plants for sale. I want to go back when I have more time to explore.
$2.00 suggested donation per person.

Visited May 2014
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