At Athens' botanical garden, the State Botanical Garden Of Georgia, flora and fauna remain center stage throughout all four seasons. A series of garden trails wind throughout and adhere to color coded sections. Orange paths are beginner oriented and send hikers riverside. River otters and beavers are sometimes spotted during wintertime walks. The wooded white trail is the longest and most difficult. Footpaths journey uphill and down where deer, raccoons, and turkeys are make up area wildlife regularly seen.

The Flower Garden is a sight to behold. Bold blooms on the Athens property are vibrant. Petite gardens are discovered throughout. Annuals and perennials are in abundance here. Shades of pink add to romantic moments sometimes taking place in the peony and rose gardens. Guests inhale sweet scents of nature in the fragrance garden. The Hummingbird Trail was carefully researched with our delicate feathered friends in mind. Open from May to October multiple markers highlight favorite hummingbird spots. A historic timeline is showcased in the International Garden. Sections featured are The Middle Ages, The Age of Exploration, and The Age of Conservation. During spring color explodes in the Shade and Native Flora Garden.

Fun Times Are Shared By Families On Athens Property

Families are celebrated on this Athens property. Camps are scheduled in the springtime and summertime encouraging a love of nature for school aged children. Festivals are on the calendar throughout the year. Eagerly awaited, the annual Heritage Days Fall Festival brings together the community with interactive seasonal fun. Open seven days a week, it’s easy for Athens real estate residents to find time to watch the flowers grow.

To learn more about Athens' botanical gardens, come visit State Botanical Garden of Georgia, south of Athens on Milledge Avenue.