Some cool things to do on a hot day in Athens, GA

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty Greater Athens

Paul at the Georgia Botanical Gardens

Recently, we were looking for something to do on a hot afternoon in Athens and came up with a couple of fun ideas.

First, we visited the newly reopened Georgia Museum of Art over on the East Campus of the University of Georgia.  Previously, we had seen several special exhibits there, but they did not have room to display many of their own collection.  With a beautiful new addition, there are a number of paintings now on permanant display.

Then we headed on over to the State Botanical Gardens located on South Milledge Avenue.  They were having a special exhibit of garden gates which were fun to discover.  We even ventured outside of the conservatory in spite of the heat to see some of our favorite gardens.

Conservatory at State Botanical Gardens by Diane Boykin

The Conservatory at the botanical gardens


blue garden gate by Diane Boykin

Blue garden gate


garden gate


huge angel trumpet by Diane Boykin


Huge Angel Trumpet


orchid by Diane Boykin


Orchids are among my favorites


orchid by Diane Boykin


another orchid by Diane Boykin


OK, I promise that this is the last orchid I pictured


another garden gate


Heritage Garden by Diane Boykin


The Heritage Garden has examples of early crops grown in Georgia as well as some heirloom varities.



This fountain almost makes you feel cool on a hot summer afternoon.



This plant that reminds me of Christmas was not labeled.  Can anyone identify it?


bird house at botanical gardens by Diane Boykin


This bird house was covered with a purple hyacinth bean.





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