State Botanical Garden of Georgia
2450 South Milledge Avenue
Athens, GA 30605
+1 706 542 1244
This 313 acre (127 hectare) preserve is used by the University of Georgia as a horticulture laboratory and is open to the public. It offers five miles (eight kilometers) of walking trails through a variety of diverse ecosystems, where guests can witness the ongoing study of all things floral. Eleven specialty gardens are maintained, ranging from regional specimens to desert samples, as well as a large conservatory of tropical plants. Admission is free, but donations are welcome.