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State Botanical Garden of Georgia, The

United States of America - Georgia - Athens

Institution Code: GA

International Agenda Registration: Y
BGCI Member: Y

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: Wilf Nicholls, Director
    Curator's Name: Shirley Berry, Assistant Director
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Jeannette Coplin, Director of Horticulture
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 7
    Educational Staff Number: 2
    Research Staff Number: 4
    Administration Staff Number: 2

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: N
    Status: State: Y
    Status: Educational: Y
    Status: Municipal: N
    Status: Satellite: N
    Status: Trust: N
  • Date founded: 1968
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Y
    Natural vegetation area: Size: 115 Hectares
  • Landscaped Area: Y
    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: Y
  • Open to public: Y
    Friends society: Y
    Retail Outlet: Shop: Y
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: Y
    Disabled access: Y
  • Number of Visitors: 200000
    Number of Volunteers: 150

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 7253
    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.

Conservation Programmes

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

Research Programmes

  • Conservation - Biology: Y
    Data Management Systems and Information Technology: Y
    Ecology: Y
    Ecosystem Conservation: Y
    Education: Y
    Ethnobotany: Y
    Horticulture: Y
    Invasive Species Biology and Control: Y
    Pollination Biology: Y
    Seed/Spore Biology: Y

Education Programmes

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