The State Botanical Garden Of Georgia
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The State Botanical Garden of Georgia
Formal garden at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia
The 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.
Coordinates: 33°54?05.01?N 83°22?46.17?W / 33.9013917°N 83.3794917°W