Enjoy the State Botanical Garden by moonlight.
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Saturday, March 9, 2013
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Speakers include well-known gardening gurus William C. Welch and Felder Rushing.
There's still time to register for the 2013 Southern Garden Heritage Conference, focusing on heirloom fruits and vegetables and the gardening traditions of the South. "Heirloom Gardening in the South" is designed to appeal to gardeners, landscape architects, preservationists, and plant lovers with all levels of expertise and skill. It unfolds on Friday, February 15, from 9am until 4pm at the State Botanical Garden. Featured speakers include William C. Welch of Texas, author of Heirloom Gardening in the South, and Felder Rushing of Mississippi, author of Slow Gardening: A No-Stress Philosophy for All Senses and All Seasons. This event is sponsored by The State Botanical Garden of Georgia and the UGA College of Environment and Design in …
Friday, January 25, 2013
A woman walking on a trail last Friday at the State Botanical Garden managed to escape her assailant and to give GBI officials a description of the man.
If anyone recognizes this individual, believes they may know who he is or has any information about this incident, they are urged to contact the UGA Police Department at 706/542-0090 immediately.
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Officers from several different law enforcement agencies searched for a suspect Friday night.
A woman was walking on a trail in the State Botanical Garden on Friday afternoon around 4:20. Suddenly, a tall, thin man approached her, put a knife to her neck and threatened to rape her. She managed to flee and call authorities. Law enforcement officials searched Friday night along and near South Milledge for a white man, six feet tall, about 150 pounds, with short blonde hair. According to the UGA Police Blog, the suspect was wearing a hooded green and white sweatshirt, blue sweatpants, a hooded green and white sweatshirt, black sunglasses and white running shoes. If you were in the Botanical Garden on Friday afternoon; if you have any information about this incident; or if you have seen someone matching this description, you are …
Friday, January 18, 2013
Authorities Friday evening were combing the area of the State Botanical Garden on South Milledge Avenue.
The Athens Clarke County Police, the University of Georgia Police and the Oconee County Sheriff's Department were on Friday evening hunting for a suspect in an attempted rape in the State Botanical Garden of Georgia. A man with a knife threatened to rape a woman as she walked on one of the many trails in the garden. After talking with the perpetrator, the UGA Police Blog says, but she was able to elude him and seek help. The woman called UGA Police to report the incident. She said it occurred about 4:20pm. Shortly before 7 p.m., the Oconee County Sheriff's Office sent out a Nixle alert advising that K-9s were deployed and patrol deputies were assisting with the search. The UGA blog says the suspect is a white man with short, blonde hair…
Monday, June 25, 2012
Today's the deadline for artists to apply to install a large art installation in the new atrium of the Classic Center. The dealine for submission is 5pm and the budget for the project is $130,000. For more details, see the website of the Athens Cultural Affairs Commission, those art-oriented folks. Today at 7pm, you and your Teddy can enjoy a bedtime story at the Athens Clarke County Library. Be sure to wear your bunny slippers. It's free, but you still should register for "Gardening at Night" at the State Botanical Garden. Gardeners have a chance to garden after the sun goes town tomorrow. You'll learn about luna plants, like the night-blooming burgmansia, luna plantings and plant lore. From 6 yo 8pm on Tuesday. Tired of your child …
Friday, June 22, 2012
Who doesn't love this wonderful weather we've been having? The evenings are so cool and comfortable, I feel like i'm in the mountains. The Occupy caravan, crossing the country en route to Philadelphia, is supposed to stop in Athens tomorrow at 6pm. Wonder what this may do to the traffic from AthFest? Guess we wait and see, no? From 9:30am to 12:30pm today, there's a class in digital photography of plants at the State Botanical Garden. What a good plant to shoot plants, inside and out. Cost is $50 for non-members and $45 for members. A big part of AthFest is KidsFest. There are things to do, hear and see, as well as inflatables. It's just a wonderful--albeit sometimes hot--way to spend an afternoon. For a complete schedule of kid-oriented…
Monday, June 4, 2012
State Botanical Garden in Athens, Ga., has week-long programs for your child.
There’s still time to register children ages 3 to 12 for summer day camps in June and July at the State Botanical Garden. The Sweet Pea Club is for little children and their caregivers. Garden Earth is for older children. Registration is available here. . Here're descriptions and schedules. Campers may attend one week from Garden Earth I and one week from Garden Earth II.: Garden Earth Nature Camp: ages 5-8 Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Cost: $115 Children will learn about Earth’s garden while exploring natural and cultivated areas. Daily activities will include outdoor experiments, games and garden walks. Garden Earth 1 Week I: June 11-15 Week II: June 18-22 Campers will explore pollinators, soil critters and food chains. Children …
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
The State Botanical Garden sponsors the Sunflower Music Series in Athens, Ga.
Wash those blankets and clean your picnic baskets. The summer Sunflower Music Series is beginning at the State Botanical Garden on June 12. There are four concerts during the next four months. Each two-hour concert begins at 7 p.m. on the stage of the Flower Garden, a terraced area between the Day Chapel and the Visitor Center and Conservatory. When is who playing? June 12—Whisper Kiss, opening for Randall Bramblett. July 10 – Romper Stompers, with Danielle Howle opening August 28 – Grogus September 25 – Arvin Scott Quartet What does it cost? Adults are $15, children 6 to 12 are $5. Friend of the Botanical Garden pay $10 each. A pass for all four concerts is $50, $35 for Friends and $15 for children ages 6-12. You can call 706/542-1244 …
Monday, February 20, 2012
Glad Monday is here so I can recover from the weekend.....
Forks Over Knives. That’s the title of today’s free film, the 3rd in the Animal Voices Film Festival, sponsored by the UGA student group Speak out for Species. The movie examines the idea that a diet based on animal products and processed food is responsible for most of today’s health problems. Showtime is 7:30pm in Room 102 of the Miller Learning Center, at the intersection of Baxter and Lumpkin. March 5th is the application deadline for the spring market of the Athens Indie Craftstravagenzaa. It will be held on April 28-29 at Ben’s Bikes, on the corner or Broad and Pope streets. Lay in milk, eggs, flour and butter and whip up your pancakes for Shrove Tuesday. You can also find pancakes at IHOP, of course, The Grit and Mama’s Boy, among…