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State Botanical Garden of Georgia

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Address: 2450 S Milledge Ave, Athens, GA 30605-1674
Phone Number: +1 706-542-1244
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Sun 11:30 - 16:00
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
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This 313-acre preserve is used by the University of Georgia as a...

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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Beautiful even in the cold and drought

WOW!!! These gardens are BEAUTIFUL...I can only imagine them in springtime!!! Trails, clean heated restrooms, a café...we will come back!!!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

WOW!!! These gardens are BEAUTIFUL...I can only imagine them in springtime!!! Trails, clean heated restrooms, a café...we will come back!!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The layout is well designed and there are paths everywhere and little areas to sit and soak in the beauty. I love the way the different areas of the garden are so distinct in design. We went in the fall and even though there were not tons of flowers in bloom, the trees were beyond spectacular! We had a group... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The gardens are well designed, carefully laid out, beautiful, and diverse. This venue is actually about five sets of gardens that are connected to each other with running/walking trails. You can also view part of the Oconee River. The gardens are well kept, maintained, and explain some of the products that are derived from the plants onsite.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want to feel you are in Heaven go and visit State Botanical Garden of Georgia, your experience with Creation is going to be Real. Since you are waking throughout scenic trails you see flowers gardens, medicinal plants gardens, vegetales and fruit gardens, forest, brooks, falls, birds, insects and many squirrels. Its amazing! A great experience for all families.

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Athens, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of those bucket list places. It is very well kept up and has so many different types of flowers. It's a great place for a family outing, romantic date, or a solo trip.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took a walk here with my daughter. We walked the grounds at no charge. The landscaping was beautiful and there are many walking trails. There were a lot of people taking special ocasion pictures here.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

The Conservatory is especially worth a visit. First-class! A wonderful place to have a serene walk in the woods.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

The Botanical Gardens have so many paths to follow with lots of plants identified. The grounds are beautiful with bridges, running water and plantings for all seasons. I have been there in the spring, summer and fall and enjoyed the walking each time. (A little less in the summer due to the heat!) The inside display is very diverse. Although... More 

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Avalon, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Very nice gardens - laid out and maintained well. Even in early Fall, many plants still blooming. Indoor area a little disappointing. Worth the visit.

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Athens, GA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Beautiful gardens to explore along well maintained paths, woodland hiking trails, lovely conservatory, lectures and classes, a terrific gift shop, areas for picnics and scheduled concerts-This gem has it all.

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