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The World is My Garden Lecture Series 



The State Botanical Garden in Athens is hosting a lecture series. Noted horticulturist Allan Armitage will speak about gardens around the world in a series of talks at The State Botanical Garden of Georgia. Dr. Armitage ( is a writer, speaker and researcher who has studied annuals, perennials and more in various climates and runs The Trial Gardens at UGA in Athens






Once a month through June, attendees will be able to hear about gardens in different countries at ‘The World is My Garden,’ starting with The Gardens of Ireland on January 24, 2012. The $10 ticket price per lecture includes a $2 voucher to purchase a beverage or snack from Donderos’ Kitchen in the Visitor Center. The lectures will be in the Garden’s Visitor Center & Conservatory at

2450 South Milledge Avenue
in Athens from 






The first lecture is also the first evening for TGIT: Think Garden – It’s Tuesday! The Garden’s Visitor Center will be open until  on Tuesday evenings so visitors can enjoy the Garden at a different time of day, including the Garden Gift Shop and Donderos’ Kitchen.






The schedule for ‘The World is My Garden’ is:






January 24 -The Gardens of Ireland



February 21 -The Gardens of Japan



March 20 - The Gardens of Wales



April 17 - The Gardens of Eastern Australia



May 15 - The Gardens of Western Canada



June 19 - The Gardens of New Zealand






This series is cosponsored by the Friends of the State Botanical Garden of Georgia and the Friends of the Athens-Clarke County Library, with proceeds benefiting the garden and library. Visit   or call 706-542-6138 for tickets to the lectures.