Special Alert

Children's Garden, at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia

  • 2450 South Milledge Avenue|
  • Athens GA 30605
  • (706) 542-1244
  • Region: East Athens

Opening in late March, 2019, the Children's Garden is the newest addition to the state of Georgia's official botanical garden. “The children’s garden is an exploration, a journey, not something you just walk through,” said Jenny Cruse-Sanders, director of the State Botanical Garden. “Everything is designed with attention to detail and an educational component.” The children's garden is free and open to the public and is an interactive outdoor classroom for hands-on education. Unlike any other in the Southeast, it is an experience crafted in layers, for children to explore under, around and through.

Be sure to stop at the Visitors Center for a Garden Earth Explorers Passport, full of fun activities for the Children's Garden.

Children will also enjoy the Garden Earth Explorers program, offered twice a week. An activity for children ages 3 to 6 takes places every Thursday at 10:15 a.m. Every Saturday at 10:15 a.m., there is a program for children ages 7 to 10.

The Garden Earth Explorers is free and open to the public. No registration is required.

There will be a sign at the Children’s Garden’s entrance to direct visitors each week. The program is sometimes cancelled due to the weather. For updates on rainy days, go to www.facebook.com/botgarden/?ref=br_rs.

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  • Description The Visitor Center is open to the public Tuesday to Saturday, 9:00AM-4:30PM and Sunday 11:30AM-4:30PM. It is available for rentals in the evenings.
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  • Largest Room
  • Reception Capacity 200
  • Banquet Capacity 300
  • Number of Rooms 5
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