State Botanical Garden of Georgia, The

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United States of America - Georgia - Athens

Institution Code: GA

International Agenda Registration: Yes

BGCI Member: Yes

Main Address:
State Botanical Garden of Georgia, The
University of Georgia
2450 S. Milledge Avenue
Georgia 30605-1624 United States of America

Telephone: (706) 542-1244
Fax: (706) 542-3091
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Jenny Cruse Sanders, Director
    Curator's Name: Shelly Prescott, Director of Horticulture
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Emily James
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 8
    Educational Staff Number: 3
    Research Staff Number: 4
    Administration Staff Number: 5

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: No
    Status: State: Yes
    Status: Educational: Yes
    Status: Municipal: No
    Status: Satellite: No
    Status: Trust: No
  • Date founded: 1968
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
    Natural vegetation area: Size: 115 Hectares
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
    Landscaped Area: Size: 12 Hectares
  • Total Area: 127 Hectares
    Latitude: 33.9064500
    Longitude: -83.3751370
    Annual Rainfall: 1280 mm
    Altitude: 231.00 Metres
    Total area of glasshouses: 1000 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Shop: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: Yes
    Disabled access: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 200000
    Number of Volunteers: 150

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 10743
    Cultivation Taxa Num: 4376
  • Special Collections:Acer (28 spp, 58 taxa), Cornus (15 spp, 47 taxa), Ilex (27 spp., 196 taxa), Rhododendron (native azalea - 4 spp, Viburnum (39 spp, 72 taxa), Rosa (63 taxa), Spiraea (8 spp, 18 taxa), native herbaceous flora, hardy Camellia, Magnolia (23 spp, 63 taxa), Cercis, Kalmia, Quercus, annuals, herbsRare and endangered plants of Georgia and adjacent southeastern states.
  • Invasive Species Policy: Yes

Conservation Programmes

  • Conservation Programme: Yes
    Medicinal Plant Programme: Yes
    Ex Situ Conservation Programme: Yes
    Reintroduction Programme: Yes

Research Programmes

  • Conservation - Biology: Yes
    Data Management Systems and Information Technology: Yes
    Ecology: Yes
    Ecosystem Conservation: Yes
    Education: Yes
    Ethnobotany: Yes
    Horticulture: Yes
    Invasive Species Biology and Control: Yes
    Pollination Biology: Yes
    Seed/Spore 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 University/College Students: Yes
    Courses for General Public: Yes
    Education Programme: Yes