Arboreta and Botanic Gardens
The Garden Club of Georgia promotes an active interest in Arboreta and Botanical Gardens with special emphasis placed on the State Botanical Garden (SBG) in Athens.
In 1971 garden clubs raised over $22,000 to help with the initial planning and establishment of SBG. Our State Headquarters is located on the grounds of the garden. In 2019, the SBG opened the Alice H. Richards Children’s Garden. Children and families can play, learn and interact with nature exploring garden plots and edible plants, a tree-house, fossil wall, granite map of Georgia and more.
The newest addition to gardens is the unique Porcelain and Decorative arts Museum, dedicated in April, 2022. This beatifully designed facililty contains the collection of Deen Day Sanders. Sanders is a lifelong collector of porcelain inspired inspired by nature featuring plants and flowers, butterflies, birds and all aspects of nature. A rare display of coffee, tea and chocolate services is a special treat.
To continue our support, our GCG clubs are asked to donate a minimum of $10 check made payable to GCG for the State Botanical Garden, the Children’s Garden in Athens, the Atlanta Botanical Garden or other botanical gardens found in our state. See the list below. Please use this form and mail your check by March 1st to receive a certificate of appreciation.
|Arboreta and Botanic Gardens||Address||Phone Number|
|Atlanta Botanical Garden||1345 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta 30309||404-876-5859|
|Atlanta Botanical Garden - Gainesville||1911 Sweetbay Dr., Gainesville, 30501||770-773-7480|
|Callaway Gardens||15800 GA Highway 18, |
Pine Mountain, 31822
|Savannah Botanical Garden||1388 Eisenhower Dr., Savannah, 31406||912-355-3883|
|Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens||2 Canebrake Rd., Savannah, 31419||912-921-5460|
|Columbus Botanical Garden||3603 Weems Rd., Columbus, 31909||706-327-8400|
|Hamilton Rhododendron Garden||1311 Music Hall Rd., Hiawassee, 30546||706-896-4191|
|Urban Agriculture Research and Education Garden||1109 Experiment St.,|
Griffin, GA 30223
|Georgia Mountains Research and Education Center Gardens||195 Georgia Mountain Experiment Station Rd., Barnesville, 30512||706-745-2655|
|GSU Perimeter Native Botanical Garden||3251 Panthersville Rd., Decatur, 30034||678-891-2668|
|Georgia Southern Botanic Garden||1505 Bland Ave., Statesboro, 30548||912-871-1114|
|Massee Lane Gardens||100 Massee Lane, Fort Valley, 31030||478-967-2358|
|State Botanical Garden of Georgia||2450 S. Milledge Ave.,|
|Vines Park||3500 Oak Grove Rd., Loganville, 30052||678-277-0896|
|Waddell Barnes Botanical Gardens||Macon State College, 100 College Station Dr., Macon, 31206||478-471-2700|
|Lockerly Arboretum||1534 Irwinton Rd., Milledgeville, 31061||478-452-2112|
|Pendleton King Park||1600 Troupe St., Augusta, GA, 30904||706-564-7462|
|Thompson Mills Forest and State Arboretum||8755 Highway 53, Braselton, 30517||707-654-2666|
|Coastal Plains Research Arboretum||115 South Entomology Dr., Tifton, 31793||229-386-3907|