Originally located on Professor William Henry Jackson's property in the 1800s, the tree was full of childhood memories and cherished by Jackson. In hopes of protecting the tree, Jackson deeded to it the ownership of itself and the nearby surrounding land. To this day, the area remains untouched, even jetting out into part of the adjacent street, and the property rights of the location have never been questioned.
Of course Athens' scenic landscape is not limited to the university's campus. Athens is also home to the State Botanical Garden of Georgia. Upon entering the gardens, guests are completely surrounded by the grandeur of Georgia's natural forests and the true beauty of the property's gardens. The fall season is especially breathtaking in both the woods and gardens of the property with vibrant reds, oranges and yellows speckled throughout the trees. As a public educational facility, the area is a living laboratory with seasonal and topic specific workshops that attract nature enthusiasts of all ages. From family festivals, science nights, ecology clubs, walking trails, and a diverse selection of adult workshops, this natural areas in Athens, GA is truly an area to experience.
Those that know Athens know that I could go on and on about its amazing green spaces and their fall beauty. But, where you love to go to enjoy the falls leaves this season? Any amazing grassy areas and parks I should try?