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UGA Research & Education Garden

UGA Research & Education Garden


Research is uniquely meshed with education in the Research and Education Garden on the UGA Griffin Campus.  Research topics are focused on development and evaluation of plant cultivars and varieties, pest management tactics, and environmentally sound landscape management practices for Southern landscapes.  Results from these research projects are often incorporated into our beautiful theme gardens within the Demonstration Areas for visitors to view and experience.  Educational workshops and events on a variety of horticultural and environmental topics are periodically offered to those wishing to learn more about best management practices for landscapes and home gardens.

The Garden is located at 129 Ellis Road in the corporate limits of Griffin, Georgia, adjacent to and west of the UGA Griffin Campus.  There is no admission or parking charge, and visitors are welcome on weekdays (except official UGA holidays) from 8 AM to 5 PM and on Sundays from 1 to 4 PM (May through October). 

Garden-sponsored upcoming events are listed below.  Additional meetings and gatherings organized by community or university groups are listed on our Garden Calendar

Upcoming Garden-Sponsored Events

Date Program
Saturday, April 8, 2017

Garden Hypertufa Creations Workshop on Using Fabrics as Hypertufa Molds
10 AM to 1 PM
Please register for the workshop (maximum of 12 participants)
Cost: $20 per person

Sunday, May 14, 2017 Mother's Day Tea in the Garden
1 PM to 4 PM
June 5-9, 2017 Kids Nature Exploration Day Camp
10 AM to 12 Noon each day
Registration required
Sunday, September 10, 2017 Art in the Garden
1 PM to 4 PM
Sunday, October 22, 2017 Scarecrows in the Garden Celebration
1 PM to 4 PM
Sunday, November 26, 2017

Santa in the Garden
1 PM to 4 PM

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Garden Partners

Flint River Astronomy Club has public observations and meets 2nd Thursday of each month, 7 to 10 PM.

Flint River Gourders meets 3rd Sunday of each month, 1 to 4 PM.

Flint River Iris Society meets 2nd Saturday of each month, 10 AM to 12 Noon