From UGA's The Red and Black

In honor of the 50th year anniversary, the garden has named an anniversary signature plant, the southern flame azalea, and planned special events surrounding the anniversary and flower.

Georgia artists were invited to create works using the southern flame azalea, which are on display in the visitor’s center all month.

The State Botanical Garden of Georgia has been open to the public since 1968, complete with several feature gardens that are often used for education and research purposes.

Today, the 313-acre land off Milledge Avenue holds more than seven different gardens that have grown and expanded since its start, including the flower and heritage gardens, horticulture greenhouses and nature trails.

One of the biggest additions to the garden this year has been the Alice H. Richard’s Children Garden. The new garden, built on 2.5 acres, is meant to be a place for children to both learn and play.

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