The southern Appalachian Mountains are home to an astounding array of native flora, many of which are highlighted in these gardens. Visit the Cannery Interpretive Center, stroll through the Ethnobotanic Garden and take a short walk on the Woodland Medicine trail. Come learn about how our ancestors and Native Americans used plants for food, fiber and medicine. Find out how weeds may provide homes to valuable pollinators.
Guided Tours of the Gardens are available on Monday mornings, May through September. If you would like to visit the Gardens Tuesday through Friday, please stop by our office to let us know you are on the property, and make sure the Gardens are open.
The Preservation Committee projects are staffed by volunteers. Volunteers maintain the Gardens on the first and third Mondays of the month, April through October. If you have an interest in gardening or native plants, feel free to join us at 9 a.m. Bring plenty of water for yourself and wear gloves, hat and sunscreen. For more information on one of these programs, or to volunteer, please contact the office at (706) 745-2655. Please fill out the UGA CAES Volunteer Agreement form before volunteering.