The State Botanical Garden of Georgia is a public educational facility operated under the auspices of the University of Georgia. It is a "living laboratory" for university students and faculty who utilize the collections and natural plant communities for studies in a variety of disciplines. The Garden is also a public garden for enjoyment by the general public who find beauty, knowledge and solitude in a garden setting. The Garden is located approximately three miles south of the University campus.
Founded in 1968, it now encompasses more than 300 acres, much of which borders the Middle Oconee River. The Garden, in conjunction with UGA owned Whitehall Forest, is our local Important Bird Area. We lead several bird walks a year to this location, please check our calendar for more information! Please visit the Garden's website for more information about upcoming classes, events, and volunteer opportunities.
To learn more about our current conservation work at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia, visit the O'Grady Bird Habitat Restoration Project page.