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Hamilton Gardens at Lake Chatuge

96 Pavillion Rd, Hiawassee, GA 30546-2197
+1 706-970-0011
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Very Peaceful paths

This is a very nice garden stroll along Lake Chatuge. It's a minor bit of difficulty to find, but... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ed W
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Atlanta, Georgia
Beautiful Setting

Nice mulched paths to walk around in the garden. New path down by the lake shore is beautiful and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
dlm4856
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Hiawassee, Georgia
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Quietly tucked away in the North Georgia mountains, sits a rare and special treasure. A botanical paradise fairly bursting with dogwoods, tulip magnolias, native azaleas, wild flowers, trillium, and of course, rhododendron. There are over 400 varieties of rhododendron - 3,000 plants in all. Welcome to the Hamilton Gardens, a truly enchanted spot, boasting the largest collection of rhododendron in the state of Georgia. Stroll tranquil pine bark trails as they wind through lush foliage. Drink in the stunning views of Lake Chatuge and breathtaking countryside, including the majestic rise of Brasstown Bald, Georgia's highest peak.
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96 Pavillion Rd, Hiawassee, GA 30546-2197
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very nice garden stroll along Lake Chatuge. It's a minor bit of difficulty to find, but if you got to the fairgrounds it's at the very top. There's a nice shelter for lunch and gatherings, and also bathrooms. Unfortunately, we went when...More

1  Thank Ed W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice mulched paths to walk around in the garden. New path down by the lake shore is beautiful and cool to watch the boaters going by. Very relaxing!

1  Thank dlm4856
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The gardens are alive with some of the most beautiful flowering trees and bushes you will find in North Georgia. Walking through the paths and just be able to sit and enjoy the beauty and natural habitat is soothing and calming for the soul. They...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a garden you won't find unless you're looking for it, worth the trip from Atlanta, esp. May.

Thank Mark H
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Reviewed 7 May 2018

It's amazing that this place is a beautiful as it is as it is maintained by volunteer's only. They do a fabulous job. It you can make it in the end of April - first week in May you'll be very glad you did. The...More

1  Thank Chris F
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Reviewed 7 May 2018

There's not much more that I can say that other reviewers haven't already said. It's a lovely walk, easy trail and gorgeous flowers! My favorite is the Flame Azalea. The bees were buzzing in the flowers and I was able to catch some close up...More

1  Thank CoffeeMates
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Reviewed 7 May 2018

We toured the gardens at peak bloom time ( 1st week of May). The Rhodies, Trillums and native azaleas were just stunning. Beautiful setting that slopes down to the lake. The pathways are easy and mulched. Benches are scattered along the walkway if you want...More

2  Thank 34raines
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Reviewed 11 January 2018

The azaleas are breath taking and the walk through the park is joyful. Benches add to the joy of this wonderful park. There is a pavilion for family picnics and plenty of good parking.

1  Thank northwoodspatriot
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Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

Hamilton gardens is a very nice place to visit especially when the rhododendrons and azalea bushes are blooming. There is a very nice, short nature walk. Donations for continued beautification are always welcome.

Thank AfishnamedArthur
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Reviewed 17 November 2017

Wife and I like to visit here and walk through the gardens. Well maintained and the trails are easy to navigate. If you enjoy a beautiful place to walk, this is it.

Thank JimfromGA
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