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State Botanical Garden of Georgia

2450 S. Milledge Ave, Athens, GA 30601
+1 706-542-1244
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This place is one of my favorite place to go and walk. There are several things to do. Other than... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Lawton, Oklahoma
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Great place to relax (& free)!

I go to the botanical gardens a lot to relax and take a break from the stresses of life. I enjoy... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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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.
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  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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2450 S. Milledge Ave, Athens, GA 30601
+1 706-542-1244
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This place is one of my favorite place to go and walk. There are several things to do. Other than the amazing gardens, there are trials to walk and see natural life. It is a good experience and be aware to see deers along the...More

Thank eliza20152015
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I go to the botanical gardens a lot to relax and take a break from the stresses of life. I enjoy walking around the flowers and seeing what is blooming at the time. I also love walking the hiking trails by the Oconee river! If...More

Thank MaryClare P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visiting the State Botanical Garden was full of surprises today. They had music in the park with beautiful terraced lawns for people to spread out on, fire flies at dusk all throughout the park, and loads of beautiful green scenery so "normal" to folks in...More

Thank PaulRayAndrus
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Didn't know it existed. My friend and I traveled 4.5 from Savannah for a wedding held in the gardens' conservatory. Neither she nor I had seen the gardens before. The wedding activity left little time for visiting the grounds but what we saw was breathtakingly...More

Thank vgward2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I really enjoyed visiting the gardens, while staying with my sister in law. Lovely walking paths. And descriptive plaques to identify the plants. But the park enteance is very nondescript. It is easy to miss it. Overall a must see while in Athens, Ga.

Thank Samantha M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I enjoyed a nice morning of hiking some of the trails at the gardens during a recent visit to Athens. Enjoyed my brief time in the area and this was a nice "nature" diversion from my business trip.

Thank John C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a lovely venue and great for a long stroll or a hike in the surrounding areas. The layout is very ambitious and looks a little neglected in areas. I was hoping there would be more flowers in bloom in late May, but there...More

Thank Kay M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've always found the Garden to be a place of quiet reflection, indoors and out. The surrounding trails are well marked, fun to walk, and if you tread lightly you'll see any number of birds and animals that you normally don't see. The indoor facility...More

Thank TBoltFan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Garden has undergone a massive transformation in recent years, under the leadership of a new Director. About a decade ago it was falling into disrepair and it was hardly worth a visit. Now, it is transformed with extensive development of a Heritage Garden, Flower...More

Thank dianelorraineb
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loved it! Lots of free parking. Walking paths were paved and easy to walk on. Visitor center has maps and bug spray which we discovered after exploring on our own. We stayed in the garden areas but there are several hiking trails if you want...More

Thank Lori T
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Carol S
Prices for entertaining, price for parking?
28 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.
Are there a variety of flowers and trees currently blooming at the garden?
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!
Is the park accessible in a battery mobility cart? Are any of the pathways paved?
1 June 2015|
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.