Garden Tour: The State Botanical Garden of Georgia
Herb and Physic Garden
Many garden plants have, or once had, utilitarian purposes. Learn about these plants in the Herb and Physic Garden, which features plants found in the United States and abroad.
A stream adds the sound of water to the International Garden. It also serves as the visual focal point of the garden when viewed from the visitor center.
The Wildflower Meadows in the Flower Garden are at their peak in late spring and early summer and show off beautiful, easy-to-grow Southern flowers.
The gardens hosts many species of magnolia, including the classic Southern magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora).
The Day Chapel
Delightfully tucked into the botanical garden grounds, the Day Chapel offers a space for weddings and other events. Constructed largely from native hardwoods, it features a wealth of decorative carvings.
As is the case with many botanical gardens, the State Botanical Garden of Georgia offers delightful garden art. One piece, called Field Trip, features six life-size bronze children and their bronze teacher.
The garden hosts many exhibitions. The Threaded Gate, shown here, was part of a show in 2011 and now permanently graces the garden.
Trails & Natural Areas
Though the garden is on 313 acres, most of the grounds are left natural. Five miles of hiking trails meander through the woods and along the Middle Oconee River.