Athens, Georgia

Trial Gardens at UGA

“Nowhere is it written that research has to be ugly,” says Dr. Allan Armitage, who runs the research gardens at the University of Georgia in Athens. The gardens here are quite possibly the most colorful place in the SE U.S. and are among the finest trial gardens in the nation. It is here that new plant material from most of the flower breeders in the world is evaluated and Dr. A and his program are highly regarded for their work with heat- and humidity-tolerant plants. It’s definitely worth a visit to see the newest cultivars and those selected as “Best of the Best.”Open to the public throughout the year. [ info ]