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Celebrating Wildflowers Week to be held at the State Botanical Garden

Athens, Ga. – The State Botanical Garden at the University of Georgia will host five events May 20-23 as part of Celebrating Wildflowers Week in May. The events range from a hands-on gardening workday to informative walks to poetry readings and are intended to teach attendees about native plants, their value and the importance of conservation.

The Celebrating Wildflowers program was created by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service in 1991 and grew to include other agencies, garden clubs, botanical gardens, nurseries, native plant society chapters, universities and public schools across the nation.

Events include:
Conservation Work Day
May 20, 9 a.m.-noon
Mimsie Lanier Center for Native Plant Studies

“Celebrating Emily Dickinson: Readings, Discussions and a Garden Walk”
May 20, 6-8 p.m.
Visitor center/conservancy
Event is $10

Botanical Garden Wildflower Walk with Conservation Botanist Linda Chafin
May 21, 4:15 p.m.
Meet under the shade arbor beside the Callaway parking lot
RSVP to 706-542-9353

Rock and Shoals Native Plant Walk with Conservation Botanist Linda Chafin
May 22, 9 a.m.
Meet at the Callaway parking lot to carpool to site
RSVP to 706-542-9353

Wildflower Planting Party
May 23, 4 p.m.
Meet at the State Botanical Garden floodplain parking lot near the Mimsie Lanier Center

The State Botanical Garden is a public service and outreach unit at the University of Georgia. For more information call 706-542-9353, email or see