Gardens at UGA to hold open house

By for CAES News

University of Georgia

Both plant lovers and professional growers are invited to the Gardens at UGA, formerly known as the UGA Trial Gardens, for two open house events.

The gardens host its annual public open house from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, June 21. The commercial open house will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on June 18.

Hosted by the Athens Area Master Gardeners, the public open house will be held rain or shine. The event will include a plant sale, garden tours and a book sale and signing by Dr. Alan Armitage. Rain barrels will also be for sale.

“Join us in the garden for a spectacular look at the trials including the newest of the new and the best of the best,” said Brenda Beckham, a master gardener from Athens.

Admission is $5. For more information or for directions, visit or or e-mail Brenda Beckham at For more information on the commercial open house, contact Armitage at

Stephanie Schupska is a news editor with the University of Georgia Public Affairs Office.