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 30, 2016||Garden Workshop: Seasonal Color and Container Gardens presented by Julie Thames of Flintwood Farms, 9 AM to 12 Noon|
|Sunday, May 8, 2016||Mother's Day Tea, 1 to 4 PM|
|May 12-22, 2016||Photo Exhibition sponsored by the Flint River Iris Society|
|June 6-10, 2016||Kids' Nature Exploration, 10 AM to 12 Noon each day|
|Sunday, September 11, 2016||Art in the Garden, 1 to 4 PM|
|October 1-9, 2016||Online Catalog Fall Plant Sale, orders delivered October 16.|
|October 10-23, 2016||Scarecrows in the Garden on display|
|Sunday, October 23, 2016||Scarecrow Celebration, 1-4 PM|
|Sunday, November 27, 2016||Santa in the Garden, 1-4 PM|
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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