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State Botanical Garden research director named to CAES professorship

UGA horticulturist James Affolter, who oversees research at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia, was named to the newly endowed Larry R. Beuchat Professorship for Annual and Perennial Ornamental Plant Research. The professorship in the UGA College of Agricultural and… Full story

The Alice H. Richards Children’s Garden opens to the public

The State Botanical Garden of Georgia welcomed more than 200 people to celebrate the completion of the Alice H. Richards Children’s Garden Monday morning with a dedication and ribbon-cutting at the new nature-based educational environment. The ceremony marked the conclusion… Full story

Gift to UGA will boost prairie project at State Botanical Garden

  Native prairie restorations will continue to transform a utility right-of-way at the State Botanical Garden, with support from Georgia Power. The $50,000 gift from Georgia Power will go toward the garden’s prairie project, which is creating about 10 acres… Full story

Art students design immersive and interactive exhibit for the Alice H. Richards Children’s Garden

  The seasonal gardens in the Alice H. Richards Children’s Garden will feature sunflowers, zucchini and other eye-catching plants. But look closer to learn more. Below the garden beds is an underground cavern filled with colorful, interactive panels created in… Full story

Callaway gift will help make the State Botanical Garden more accessible

A $1 million gift from the Callaway Foundation will fund a new visitor entrance to the State Botanical Garden of Georgia at the University of Georgia, enhancing access to the galleries, classrooms, collections and displays. The new entrance will be… Full story

UGA grows education across the southeast with new Alice H. Richards Children’s Garden

Celebrate the breathtaking world of nature with a journey into dark caves brimming with dinosaur fossils, climb through a larger-than-life overturned chestnut tree, and soar above the tree canopy in a magical treehouse in the woods. The Alice H. Richards… Full story

UGA Public Service and Outreach names 2018-2019 Faculty Fellows

New Public Service and Outreach Faculty Fellows for 2018-19 include faculty members from the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, the College of Public Health, and the College of Engineering. Each will conduct research with a unit of Public Service… Full story

Atlanta couple honors mothers with gift to State Botanical Garden

A $250,000 gift will pay for the stainless steel with polished glass arbor entrance to the Alice H. Richards Children’s Garden. Full story

UGA grad student offers workshop on medicinal plants

Though not a typical classroom, the State Botanical Garden of Georgia is one of the University of Georgia’s richest learning environments. The 313-acre garden was graduate student Melissa Ray’s first stop when she came to Athens and now she spends… Full story

Design underway, groundbreaking for UGA’s Alice H. Richards Children’s Garden is set

The State Botanical Garden of Georgia has hired a designer and a construction manager for the Alice H. Richards Children’s Garden, and plans to break ground on Sept. 1. Koons Environmental Design, of Athens, Ga., will lead plans for the… Full story

State Botanical Garden of Georgia takes No. 7 spot in USA Today poll

The votes are in and the State Botanical Garden of Georgia at the University of Georgia is among the top 10 gardens in the U.S. in the most recent USA Today poll. The State Botanical Garden came in seventh in… Full story

UGA’s State Botanical Garden completes first major prairie planting

The State Botanical Garden of Georgia completed its first major planting of native grasses and wildflowers as part of the Piedmont Prairie Restoration. Full story

Students ninth grade through college eligible for art contest at UGA

  Athens, Ga. – The State Botanical Garden of Georgia at the University of Georgia is conducting a statewide art competition sponsored by the J.A. and H.G. Woodruff, Jr. Charitable Trust to recognize student talent in Georgia and create items… Full story

Need that umbrella? Check the WeatherStem stations at UGA

UGA students and the general public will benefit from new technology installed at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia and UGA’s main campus that provides real time weather data and early warnings for severe weather. The stations, donated by WeatherStem… Full story

A second Georgia county looks to revive its downtown with native plants

A University of Georgia program aimed at supporting pollinators across the state may be expanding even further south. A group from Hawkinsville, Ga. toured the State Botanical Garden of Georgia on July 6 to explore bringing a Connect to Protect… Full story

UGA and Macon-Bibb County partner to promote native plants

Stephen Reichert spent much of his career in New York City but now the Macon native, and chairman of the board of the State Botanical Garden of Georgia,  wants to see his hometown thrive and he’s found a willing partner… Full story

State Botanical Garden of Georgia holds dedication ceremony for Theater in the Woods

University of Georgia administrators, members of the Athens community and donor Bob Ayers were at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia Sunday for the dedication of Theater in the Woods, the first component of a $5 million children’s garden planned… Full story

Plantapalooza to be held April 6 at three locations around Athens

Plantapalooza, a plant sale at three University of Georgia locations, will be held April 6 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the State Botanical Garden, the Trial Gardens and the UGA Horticulture Club. Full story