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Durham Horticulture Farm

Durham Horticulture Farm


The University of Georgia’s Horticulture Research Farm (or the Hort Farm as we commonly refer to it) is a 90 acre/36.4 ha. facility located in Watkinsville approximately 10 minutes from campus.

The Hort Farm serves as a living laboratory for faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates of UGA to conduct research in horticulture as well as other disciplines. As part of the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, we also host research in plant pathology, entomology, and soil science. To request the use of farm facilities for plant/research projects, complete and submit the College Farm Use Request Form.

Sunrise on the Horticulture FarmSome of the larger components of the Hort Farm’s land use include: pecan breeding and evaluations, disease management of peaches, ornamental breeding and evaluations, and more than six acres certified organic production area in support of an organic certificate program. We also host the UGA Honey Bee Research Lab and a test orchard for the Georgia chapter of the American Chestnut Foundation.

The Horticulture farm also has a weather station that provides current and historical data about .

The UGA Horticulture Research Farm is not open to the public except during special events or open houses. These dates will be posted periodically, so check back soon.


Ryan McNeill
  • Horticulture