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State Botanical Garden of Georgia

2450 S Milledge Ave, Athens, GA 30605-1674
+1 706-542-1244
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Nice trails for a short hike

I went there with my five year old grandson. He enjoyed the flowers and the indoor tropical garden... read more

Reviewed yesterday
58DavidAthens
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Athens, Georgia
A Wedding

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

Reviewed 6 days ago
Diana A
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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.
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“gift shop” (33 reviews)
“hiking trails” (23 reviews)
“visitor center” (19 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
"hiking trails"
in 23 reviews
"visitor center"
in 19 reviews
"accept donations"
in 7 reviews
"main building"
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"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"
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"plants"
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Reviewed yesterday

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

Thank 58DavidAthens
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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

Thank Diana A
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful! Was an excellent location for wedding. Beautiful chapel. You should drive down to chapel to drop off women in heels and people who have trouble walking. Then drive up hill to park. Repeat process to take to greenhouse where reception is held. But walk...More

Thank Gelodie
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Several paths that are well marked, well kept, and fun for a short hike (or longer if you string a few of them together). Doable for kids, fun terrain, and nice changes in scenery. We hike these paths at about once a week and they...More

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Reviewed 17 March 2018

After driving cross country a visit here was a god send. What a great relaxing place to hang out and get yourself together. Grounds was well kept and the designing of the gardens was outstanding. Great little gift shop with helpful friendly staff. Even though...More

Thank george J
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Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

There was not much to see in mid March and parts are under construction for a new Children's Garden. I would like t p go back later in the spring.

Thank adp717
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Reviewed 9 March 2018

This place is super relaxing. There is a cute gift shop and indoor area with snack and lots of kids studying. Employees were friendly and helpful. We took a walk on one of the trails, but the mosquitos were so bad we had to cut...More

Thank rakawa
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Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

We didn’t have a lot of time to spend at the beautiful gardens. The weather was perfect though and the lady at the desk was really friendly and gave us a map. We made a donation and only had time to quickly see about half...More

Thank bridget602
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Carol S
29 March 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
21 March 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
2 June 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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