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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
Sunday, September. 13, 2015 Art in the Garden
1 - 4 PM
Free and open to the public
Sunday, September 27, 2015

Total Lunar Eclipse Observation
8:30 PM to 12:30 AM
Hosted by the Flint River Astronomy Club
Free and open to the public

Sunday, October. 24, 2015 Scarecrow Celebration
1 - 4 PM
Free and open to the public
Sunday, November. 29, 2015 Santa in the Garden
1 - 4 PM

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Garden Partners

The Flint River Iris Society usually meets in the Garden Education Building on the 2nd Saturday of each month from 10 AM to 12 noon.

The Flint River Astronomy Club hosts a public observation and meeting on the 2nd Thursday of each month from 7 PM to 10 PM.

The Flint River Gourders Society meets periodically in the Garden. Watch our calendar for details.

Southern Crescent Technical College Environmental Horticulture Program.

University of Georgia (UGA) College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES)