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As COVID cases dropped, Clarke County students began returning to UGA

For Clarke County School District students, getting back to normal means going back to UGA for annual field trips. In the fall, a group of pre-Kindergarten students were the first Clarke County School District (CCSD) students on campus for a… Full story

Hand-crafted brightly lit animals delight children and adults at UGA’s first winter light show

Eight whimsical creatures are stirring up magical memories at the UGA State Botanical Garden during the inaugural Winter WonderLights event that runs through Jan. 9. Created by local artists using welded metal and thousands of dazzling lights, a cardinal, a… Full story

State Botanical Garden to become Winter WonderLights in December

Beginning Dec. 1, the University of Georgia will host its first Winter WonderLights show with a Garden of Delights, Candy Cane Lane and Cone Tree Plaza, among other magical features, along a half-mile trail at the State Botanical Garden of… Full story

UGA’s State Botanical Garden of Georgia brings buzz to the Athens community

The buzz around UGA this spring is coming from East Campus Road and Sanford Drive. That’s where bees, butterflies and other insects are gathering around new pollinator plant beds installed to raise awareness of the importance of native plants, as… Full story

State Botanical Garden alliance wins national award for conservation

The Georgia Plant Conservation Alliance (GPCA), headquartered at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia at UGA, received a 2019 Environmental Excellence Award in the category of “Ecosystem, Habitat, and Wildlife” from the Federal Highway Administration for its work with the… Full story

Shedding a light on longtime State Botanical Garden supporter James Miller Jr.

Jim Miller grew up with a mother who enjoyed gardening. When an advisory board for the State Botanical Garden of Georgia began forming in the 1980s, he was a charter member. His gift of $5,000 was the first private funding… Full story

Creating learners and leaders at the State Botanical Garden

Students volunteering at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia are doing far more than just checking off their UGA-mandated experiential learning opportunity, they are using what they learn to teach other students who follow in their footsteps. As a Public… Full story

Certificate in Native Plants Takes Root in Tifton

  South Georgia residents can now earn a Certificate in Native Plants from UGA’s State Botanical Garden of Georgia without making a four-hour drive to Athens. Beginning this year, classes in the Certificate in Native Plants, established at UGA in… Full story

2018-2019 PSO Student Scholar: Emma Bay Dickinson

Hometown: Decatur, Georgia Year: Sophomore College: Odum School of Ecology, Hugh Hodgson School of Music  Majors: Ecology and music Internship Unit: State Botanical Garden of Georgia   Have you participated in experiential learning?  I went on the UGA Interdisciplinary Field Program, taking… Full story

State Botanical Garden of Georgia celebrates longtime donors at Giving Tree Tribute

Six longtime supporters of the State Botanical Garden of Georgia were honored recently during the biennial “Giving Tree” celebration that recognizes patrons who have given their time and money to the garden. “We are fortunate to have a strong group of… Full story

UGA, food bank partnership promotes healthy eating

Teaching people to grow, cook and eat healthy foods is the key goal of a partnership between the State Botanical Garden of Georgia at UGA and the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia. Camaria Welch, a graduate student in the University… Full story

Commitment to historic land preservation and education earns national award for UGA donors

Longtime UGA supporters and alumni Craig and Diana Barrow were awarded the prestigious Margaret Douglas Medal by The Garden Club of America (GCA) for their commitment and service to conservation education at their Wormsloe estate near Savannah, Georgia. The national… Full story

Stop and smell the native roses: UGA student creates coloring book for botanical garden

Suzie Henderson has been sketching plants and insects since she was a child. As an ecology major and horticulture minor, she is familiar with Georgia’s native plants—from the bright orange butterfly weed to the ivory yucca. During her internship with… Full story

State Botanical Garden honors supporter who founded first advisory board and fundraising ball

Around Georgia, the name Callaway is practically synonymous with gardens. So it’s no surprise that members of the Callaway family from LaGrange, who created Callaway Gardens, also played a role in developing the State Botanical Garden of Georgia. On Saturday,… Full story

State Botanical Garden honors Deen Day Sanders for 50 years of service

Deen Day Sanders has been planting seeds her entire life. She has supported the State Botanical Garden of Georgia since its establishment 50 years ago. Sanders’ love for gardening first took root in the small town of Adrian, Georgia, where… Full story

Garden celebrates its 50th anniversary with flame azalea exhibit

An exhibition of artists’ representations of the Southern flame azalea—the State Botanical Garden’s signature plant for its 50th anniversary— will be on display in the Visitor Center through April 27. Twenty local artists were invited to contribute paintings, photographs, drawings… Full story

Botanical Garden Gets Connected

The 313-acre State Botanical Garden of Georgia, which is operated by the University of Georgia, is located a half-mile from a main road. This distance is just far enough to put the Garden–with its 11 botanical and horticultural collections, conservatory and five miles of nature trails–beyond the reach of the local Internet service provider. – See more at: http://www.cioinsight.com/case-studies/botanical-garden-gets-connected.html#sthash.UjO6d536.dpuf Full story

Nichols: State botanical garden more than ‘pretty place’

The State Botanical Garden of Georgia is more than “a pretty place,” and Director Wilf Nichols has been determined during his short tenure that all of Georgia and beyond knows this. Full story