Georgia Southern Botanical Garden

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United States of America - Georgia - Statesboro

Institution Code: GAS

BGCI Member: No

About the Georgia Southern Botanical Garden

Centered on an early 20th century farmstead, Georgia Southern Botanical Garden offers visitors a unique view of the cultural and natural heritage of the southeastern coastal plain, an area rich in unique and endangered plants. The Garden's nearly 11 acre site, located in the middle of the growing city of Statesboro, includes woodland trails, the Bland Cottage Visitor Center and Gift Shop, Heritage Garden, Rose Arbor, Children's Vegetable Garden, Camellia Garden, Native Plant Landscape Garden, Native Azalea Collection and Bog Garden.

Georgia Southern Botanical Garden's mission is to promote knowledge and appreciation of the native plants and animals of the southeastern coastal plain, connect people to the natural and cultural heritage of the region and inspire environmentally responsible behavior.
Admission to the Garden is FREE. Visitor guides are available at Bland Cottage.

Main Address:
Georgia Southern Botanical Garden
1505 Bland Avenue
P.O. Box 8039
Georgia 30460-8039 United States of America

Telephone: (912) 871-1149
Fax: (912) 871-1777
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Carolyn Altman, Director
    Curator's Name: Robert Randolph, Assistant Director
    Plant Records Officer's Name:
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 1
    Educational Staff Number: 1
    Research Staff Number:
    Administration Staff Number: 2

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: State: Yes
    Status: Educational: Yes
  • Date founded: 1989
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
    Natural vegetation area: Size: 1 Hectares
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
    Landscaped Area: Size: 1 Hectares
  • Total Area: 4 Hectares
    Latitude: 32.4220715
    Longitude: -81.7749785
    Annual Rainfall: 1199 mm
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Arboretum: Yes
    Arboretum Size: 1
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: Yes
    Disabled access: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 14000

Plant Collections

Conservation Programmes

  • Conservation Programme: Yes

Research Programmes

  • Conservation - Biology: Yes

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: Yes
    Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Public Lectures/Talks: Yes
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Permanent Public Displays: Yes
    Special Exhibitions: Yes
    Courses for School Children: Yes
    Courses for General Public: Yes