Sunday, January 17, 2016

Orchid Madness



Orchid Madness 

at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia, Athens


706-542-1244              botgarden.uga.edu
  
We are celebrating orchids in February with an event every weekend. Attend one or all ($80 for the entire Orchid Madness package includes admission to all four events.) Orchid Madness is a fundraiser that supports the State Botanical Gardens plant collections and display gardens.

Orchid Madness Opening Reception
Saturday, February 6                                      6:00-8:00 pm
Visitor Center & Conservatory                       Price: $50
February is all about Orchids! Orchid Madness is back, and this second annual fundraiser for the Horticulture program will be bigger and better than the well-received first event last year. We will celebrate Orchid Madness throughout February, starting with a wine and cheese reception. There will be live music and very special orchids on display for this evening’s fundraiser for the Garden’s plant collection. Everyone attending this event will receive an orchid plant to take home.

Orchid Madness: Orchid Repotting
Saturday, February 13                                    10:00 am - noon
Visitor Center                                                 Price: $15
The Northeast Georgia Orchid Society is leading this workshop, where attendees can bring up to two plants and containers and work with an expert to repot their plants.

Orchid Madness: Orchid Class
Saturday, February 20                                    10:00 – 11:00 am
Visitor Center                                                 Price: $10
Join our orchid class to learn about orchids and their care from the Northeast Georgia Orchid Society.

Orchid Madness: Vanilla Sunday
Sunday, February 28                                       4:30– 6:30 pm
Visitor Center & Conservatory                       Price: $20
Did you know that vanilla flavoring is extracted from the pods of an orchid plant? Let’s celebrate the vanilla bean orchid with treats like a vanilla cocktail or dessert.


The State Botanical Garden of Georgia is a unit of Public Service & Outreach at the University of Georgia.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

We have our Winners!



We have our winners! Our 2015 Art Competition had 160 entries from students attending schools throughout Georgia. This competition recognizes student talent throughout the state, using the winning artwork to create signature items to sell at the Garden Gift Shop. Congratulations to our talented winners and many thanks to all who entered. We were very impressed by the selection of art this year.

After a decade of this competition funded by the J.A. and H.G. Woodruff, Jr. Charitable Trust, we are pleased to announce that there will be a formal art exhibit in the Garden showcasing winners from throughout the year. Please view this exhibit in our Visitor Center from January 10-February 14, 2016.


1st Place:
“Bee and Flower,” markers, by Hannah Duggan, Watkinsville
University of Georgia student


















2nd Place
“Foxgloves,” acrylic, by Glynn Chesser, Athens
Athens Academy student
























3rd Place
Chrysanthemum x morifolium,” pastel, by Anna Schoenbaechler, Lawrenceville
University of Georgia student




















Certificates of Merit with offers (The State Botanical Garden has offered to purchase these first four honorable mention winners for possible use on graphic design and gift shop items.)

“Upon the Waterlilies,” digital, by Haylee Barrios-Roblero, Dacula
Georgia Gwinnett College student

“Dogwood Tree in the Breeze,” watercolor, by Alyssa Kiyawski, Locust Grove
Locust Grove High School student

“The Treasure of the Forest,” watercolor, by Orlando Pimentel, Athens
University of Georgia student

Untitled, digital, by Maricelly Rocha, Athens
University of Georgia student

Certificates of Merit

“Spring Returns,” oil pastels and colored pencil, by Mackenzie Bourne, Martinez
University of Georgia student

“Leaves of Fall,” acrylic, by Anna Bruce, Commerce
East Jackson Comprehensive High School student

“A Natural Beauty,” colored pencils, by Claire Chang, Atlanta
Lakeside High School student

“Sunny Day,” photography, by Christy Davis, Locust Grove
Locust Grove High School student

“Pretty Flowers,” watercolor pencil, by Mallory Edlin, Commerce
East Jackson Comprehensive High School student

“Mixed Media Peony,” mixed media, by Jesse Estes, Locust Grove
Locust Grove High School student

“Awakening Compassion,” oil, by Mary Fenwick Parish, Athens
University of Georgia student

 “Sunflower Sunset,” acrylic, by Katera Freeman, Locust Grove
Locust Grove High School student

“Orchid,” acrylic, by Katie Gwaltney, McDonough
Union Grove High School student

“Trees and Mushrooms,” pen and ink, by Tal Irvin, Locust Grove
Locust Grove High School student

“Four Seasons,” acrylic, by Jessica Kilpatrick, Hephzibah
A.R. Johnson Magnet School student

“Magnolia,” pen and ink with digital modifications, by Carmen Kraus, Athens
University of Georgia student

“Spring Awakening,” photography, by Morgan Landers, Mableton
University of Georgia student

“Backyard Oasis,” marker, by Morgan Landers, Mableton
University of Georgia student

“Thrasher,” watercolor, by Elizabeth Lowry, Athens
University of Georgia student

“Orchid,” pen and ink, by Elizabeth Lowry, Athens
University of Georgia student

“Chameleon in Botanical Fantasy,” tempera batik, by Marisa Turner, McDonough
Ola High School student

 “Dragon-fly,” pencil, by Christopher Williams, Locust Grove
Locust Grove High School student

“Flowering Autumn Garden,” oil, by Polina Yakovleva, Athens
University of Georgia student

“Mornin’,” acrylic, by Jolene Zumwalt, Commerce
East Jackson Comprehensive High School student

Friday, December 4, 2015

Orchid Madness 2016

Orchid Madness

This February is all about Orchids at the Garden!  Orchid Madness is back for its second year and for 2016 it’s taking over the whole month!

Orchid Madness 2015 display.
Orchid Madness is an annual fundraiser for the Horticulture program allowing us to expand our plant collections.  Attendees have the option of buying an all access pass for $80 or attend any of the individual events.  Register here.


Orchid Madness Opening Reception
Saturday, February 6                             6:00-8:00 pm
Visitor Center & Conservatory             Price: $50
Enjoy a wine and cheese reception with live music and very special orchids on display.  The orchids displayed will be from private collections and only available for viewing that evening.

Orchid Madness: Orchid Repotting
Saturday, February 13                                      10:00 am
Visitor Center                                                   Price: $15
The Northeast Georgia Orchid Society is leading this workshop, where attendees can bring up to two plants and containers and work with an expert to repot their plants.

Orchid Madness: Orchid Class
Saturday, February 20                                       10:00 am
Visitor Center                                                    $10
Join our orchid class to learn about orchids and their care from the Northeast Georgia Orchid Society.

Orchid Madness: Vanilla Sunday
Orchid Madness 2015
Sunday, February 28                                          4:30 pm
Visitor Center & Conservatory                          $20
Did you know that vanilla flavoring is extracted from the pods of an orchid plant? Let’s celebrate the vanilla bean orchid with treats like a vanilla martini or dessert from Freddy's Frozen Custard!

We look forward to seeing you there!