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Botanical Garden recycles flowers from Gardens of the World ball, donates to nursing homes, hospitals

Rosemary Stancil is passionate about flowers. She enjoys planting them, watching them grow, enjoying their blooms and also, arranging them. Full story

2014 Georgia Gold Medal Plants selected

The 2014 Georgia Gold Medal Plants have been selected and are rated as the No. 1 superior ornamental plant for residential landscape use in Georgia. Full story

Little flying machine is new research tool for UGA scientitsts

A new University of Georgia research tool gave visitors to the State Botanical Garden of Georgia an unexpected show recently as it hovered high above now-bare flowerbeds in late February. Full story

GAB: DNR holding ‘Give Wildlife a Chance’ contest

Students across Georgia are invited to celebrate Georgia’s wildlife by participating in the 24th annual Give Wildlife a Chance Poster contest. The contest is sponsored by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Nongame Conservation Section, the State Botanical Garden of Georgia and The Environmental Resources Network. Full story

Workshop teaches steps to being happy

Imagine waking up every morning without any fear. That’s what Patricia Pinckney tells participants to do at her “The Art of Happiness” workshops. Full story

Clarke County Public Schools and UGA Launch “Experience UGA”

The University of Georgia and the Clarke County School District have launched Experience UGA, a new partnership that aims to bring every Clarke County student to UGA’s campus for an annual field trip and opportunity to experience learning on a college campus, explore college options and interact with UGA students. Full story

UGA’s first botanical garden honored with plaque on Tuesday in Athens

The Athens Historical Society and the Georgia Historical Society will dedicate a historical marker to note the site of a University of Georgia’s 19th century botanical garden at 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Reese and Pope Park at 375 Reese Street. Full story

Georgia Museum of Natural History, State Botanical Garden of Georgia consider partnership

A “whale” of a shipment to the Georgia Museum of Natural History could enable a partnership with the State Botanical Garden of Georgia. Full story

Rare bird seen at Botanical Garden, first sighting ever in Georgia

John Whigham has only been a serious birder for about five years, but got the sighting of a lifetime recently as he took an outdoor lunch at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia. Full story

Georgia plant rockcress proposed for threatened species list

A federal agency is now formally proposing to list the Georgia rockcress as a threatened plant species in Georgia and Alabama under provisions of the Endangered Species Act. Full story

‘Nature ramblers’ ready to ramble through fall semester

Students wishing to take a leisurely stroll while observing Georgia’s native flora and fauna should make a trip to the State Botanical Garden on a Thursday morning for a “nature ramble.” Full story

Georgia Plant Conservation Alliance receives national award

The Georgia Plant Conservation Alliance, a network of organizations coordinated by the State Botanical Garden of Georgia at the University of Georgia, recently received the American Public Garden Association’s 2013 Award for Program Excellence in recognition of its innovative approach in developing new programs. Full story

Gardens of the World Ball celebrates Paris, raises funds for Botanical Garden missions

The rain did not dampen the spirits of those attending the State Botanical Garden of Georgia’s 29th annual Gardens of the World Ball Saturday as men entered the conservatory dressed in tuxedos with women on their arms dressed in jazz-style flapper dresses and feather headpieces. Full story

MCPS revives butterfly garden

Students at Morgan County Primary School (MCPS) have a revitalized butterfly garden, thanks to volunteer Wes Ryals, second grade teacher Ginny Kiepper, members of the MCPS Science/Butterfly Garden Committee, and the Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO). Full story

FFA connecting students to landscaping industry

Recently, four members of the Colquitt County FFA competed in the State Nursery Landscape Competition held at the State Botanical Garden in Athens, Ga. Full story

Spring back into the garden with Georgia Gold Medal plants

As the weather warms up and the first leaves emerge, we rush out to our local nurseries and garden centers, determined that this is the year that our landscape looks better than ever. Surrounded by color and banners and flowers and people loading wagons with plants, we stand awestruck, then dumbstruck, then paralyzed. Now what? Which plants? Where to plant them? Full story

Cannon: Five plants earn superior ranking for home garden

The 2013 Georgia Gold Medal Plants have been selected and as in years past, the winners are rated as No. 1 superior ornamental plants for use in the residential landscape. Full story

Gold Medal winners brighten landscapes

Since 1994, the Gold Medal Plant Program has helped Georgia gardeners improve their landscapes with beautiful, proven plants. The program is a compilation of effort by the State Botanical Garden of Georgia, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension, UGA Horticulture faculty, nurserymen, flower growers, garden retailers and landscape professionals from across the state. Full story