Formal garden at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia
State Botanical Garden of Georgia is a botanical garden of 313 acres (127 hectares) in the United States, with a conservatory operated by the University of Georgia. It is located at 2450 South Milledge Avenue, Athens, Georgia.
The Garden contains eleven
botanical and horticultural collections:
Annual/Perennial Garden - annuals and perennials
Dahlia Garden (1987) -
dahlias Groundcover Collection -
bugleflower, euonymus, hypericum, ivy, juniper, liriope, ophiopogon, thrift, vinca, etc. Heritage Garden - plants of historic and social interest to Georgia, including
apples, pears, and peaches, cotton, peanuts, and tobacco. International Garden - Middle Ages (Herb Garden and Physic Garden), Age of Exploration (Mediterranean & Middle East, Spanish America, American South, and China sections), and Age of Conservation (American Indian Plants, Bog Garden, Threatened & Endangered Plants).
Native Azalea Collection -
azaleas Native Flora Garden - more than 300 species, including
ferns, trilliums, bloodroot, and lady slipper orchids. Rhododendron Collection (1976) -
rhododendrons Flower Garden - Brand new in 2008.
Shade Garden -
azalea, camellia, dogwood, laurel, magnolia, redbud, and viburnum. Trial Garden - shrubs and trees under evaluation for the
southeastern United States.
It also contains about 5 miles (8.0 km) of nature trails.
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Coordinates: 33°54′05.01″N 83°22′46.17″W / 33.9013917°N 83.3794917°W