Georgia Gardens

Adairsville: Barnsley Gardens

Adairsville, Georgia Barnsley Gardens Step back to an era when parkland, pleasure grounds and gardens were as much a statement of wealth as the fine mansion set within them. Then imagine the task of creating such a place in a frontier wilderness in the 1840s, three weeks’ ride from Savannah, the nearest point of civilization. […]

Athens: State Botanical Garden of Georgia

Athens, Georgia State Botanical Garden of Georgia This 300+ acre Garden is located just three miles south of the University campus. Of special interest, the International Garden depicts three eras that impacted the evolution of botanical gardens: the Middle Ages, the Age of Exploration and the Age of Conservation. For example, medicinal herbs displayed in […]

Athens: Trial Gardens at UGA

Athens, Georgia Trial Gardens at UGA “Nowhere is it written that research has to be ugly,” says Dr. Allan Armitage, who runs the research gardens at the University of Georgia in Athens. The gardens here are quite possibly the most colorful place in the SE U.S. and are among the finest trial gardens in the […]

Atlanta Botanical Garden Gainesville Opens

abggainesville

Atlanta Botanical Garden’s Gainesville location opens.

Atlanta: Atlanta Botanical Garden: Chihuly in the Garden

chihuly-3-jason-getz (1)

Chihuly in the Garden at the Atlanta Botanical Garden, April 30 – October 30, 2016.

Atlanta: Atlanta History Center

Atlanta, Georgia Atlanta History Center Ramble through 33 acres of Atlanta’s horticultural past. The 1928 Swan House and its formal gardens were created by architect Philip Trammell. The Tullie Smith Farm Gardens feature heirloom fruit trees, native grapes, vegetables and herbs, corn, cotton, perennials, and annuals found on a typical yeomen farm in Antebellum Georgia. […]

Ball Ground: Gibbs Gardens

Gibbs21742949_1176881825745284_3546084857162991717_n

Jim Gibbs tells visitors, “it’s a pleasure garden, a feast for your senses.”

Decatur: Georgia Perimeter College Botanical Garden

Dixie Wood Lane

Most extensive fern collection found in the United States.

Dothan Area Botanical Gardens

gallery-19_dothan

50-acre partially wooded park designed to preserve and showcase the early southern garden.

Dunaway Gardens

Newnan, Georgia Dunaway Gardens Minnie Pearl got her start here and Walt Disney loved to visit.  When Hetty Jane Dunaway, one of the most popular actresses on the Chautauqua Circuit of summer theater, married booking agent Wayne P. Sewell, the couple moved to the Sewell’s family cotton plantation near Roscoe, Georgia. There, Hetty Jane turned […]

Fort Valley: Massee Lane Gardens – American Camellia Society

Fort Valley, Georgia Massee Lane Gardens – American Camellia Society The nine-acre headquarters of the American Camellia Society showcases over a thousand varieties of camellia plantings. During the month-long February Camellia Festival, the flowers are at their peak. Blooms begin to show color in October and continue through March. Other specialty gardens and collections include […]

LaGrange: Hills & Dales Estate

HillsandDalesDSC_3987

“Life is short, and as we pass this way but once, why not strew our paths with rose petals, so as to leave fragrance on life’s way?” —Ida Cason Callaway, 1929

LaGrange: Hills and Dales Estate

LaGrange, Georgia Hills and Dales Estate This historic 35 acre estate was the home of textile magnate Fuller E. Callaway, Sr. and his family. The formal boxwood garden found in the Ferrell Gardens, created by Sarah Coleman Ferrell (1817-1903), is among the best preserved 19th century gardens in the Southeastern U.S. [ info ]

Lookout Mountain: Rock City Gardens

Lookout Mountain, Georgia Rock City Gardens Rock City Gardens is located on Lookout Mountain in Georgia’s northwest corner, 6 miles from downtown Chattanooga Tenn. Take the 4,100-foot walking trail to find more than 400 different species of native wildflowers, plants, shrubs and trees. There’s also a 100-foot waterfall, awesome rock formations and the 180-foot Swing-Along […]

Newnan: Dunaway Gardens

Newnan, Georgia Dunaway Gardens Minnie Pearl got her start here and Walt Disney loved to visit. When Hetty Jane Dunaway, one of the most popular actresses on the Chautauqua Circuit of summer theater, married booking agent Wayne P. Sewell, the couple moved to the Sewell’s family cotton plantation near Roscoe, Georgia. There, Hetty Jane turned […]

Pine Mountain: Callaway Gardens

Pine Mountain, Georgia Callaway Gardens 14,000-acre gardens, resort and preserve nestled in the southernmost foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, in Pine Mountain, Georgia. [ info ]

Sandy Springs: Sandy Springs Historic Site & Museum

Sandy Springs, Georgia Sandy Springs Historic Site & Museum The Sandy Springs Historic Site and park is the home of the natural springs for which the community was named. The three acre site includes the Williams-Payne House Museum, an 1870’s “plain style” farmhouse, woodlands, a native Georgia garden with vegetables and cotton, a historic teaching […]

Savannah: Bamboo Farm & Coastal Gardens

Savannah, Georgia Bamboo Farm & Coastal Gardens A 52-acre branch experiment station of the University of Georgia’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, the site houses the largest collections of bamboo in North America, with more than 140 varieties. In the Cottage Garden, varieties of perennials, annuals and bulbs are evaluated for their adaptability to […]

Statesboro: Georgia Southern Botanical Garden

Statesboro, Georgia Georgia Southern Botanical Garden 11 acres, promotes knowledge and appreciation of the native plants and animals of the southeastern coastal plain. [ info ]