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 Ethnobotanical Garden, and take a short walk on the Woodland Medicine trail. Learn 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, from 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.

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, a 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 (pdf) before volunteering.


More about the Gardens:

Cordier Bridge & Ethno-botanical Gardens Entrance
Jarrett House and Herb Garden
Fern Garden
Dianthus in the Herb Garden
Ground Cover beside the old Community Cannery
Old Community Cannery
Bog Garden with Pitcher Plants
Fringe Tree
Forgage Garden
Ethnobotanical Garden Map