Athens, Georgia, is the home of the first Garden Club in America, founded in 1891. Founders Memorial Garden, on the University of Georgia’s historic North Campus, pays tribute. Athens is also home to Georgia’s official State Botanical Garden, a 313-acre preserve featuring trails, extensive themed gardens and a stunning tropical conservatory. The latest addition to the State Botanical Garden of Georgia is the Alice H. Richards Children's Garden, which opens to the public on March 27, 2019. The all-new, interactive garden includes a canopy walk with multiple observation decks, Theater-in-the-Woods, edible landscapes, an underground adventure area, pond, bog garden, accessible tree house and water play area. The grounds also feature the headquarters of the Garden Club of Georgia, Day Chapel, gift shop, café and art exhibit space.