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Heritage Garden, the State Botanical Garden of Georgia

2450 S. Milledge Ave.
Athens, GA 30605

The Heritage Garden traces the development of Georgia agriculture from the frontier gardens of the colonial era to the expansive farmlands of the 20th century. Collections of heirloom flowers, antique roses and native species highlight plants that have held cultural significance along the way. Visitors will enjoy seeing plantings of important summer crops including cotton, corn, peanuts and tobacco, and winter crops such as collards and onions. There are also display plants and fruit trees listed in the 19th century mail order catalog Fruitland Nurseries, published by P.J. Berckmans Co. The Heritage Garden is just one of the many themed gardens and recreational areas in the 313-acre official state garden of Georgia. Free admission.