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Cottage Garden & Xeriscape Gardens


Cottage Garden

Popular for wedding ceremonies and social gatherings, the Cottage Garden’s signature feature is a white gazebo. Planted in the mid-1990s, various shrubs and herbaceous perennials create an intimate setting under the shifting shade of nearby Asian tulip poplar, water hickory, dawn redwood, sawtooth oak and Chinese pistachio trees.



Xeriscape Demonstration Garden

Xeriscaping conserves water and maintenance input by grouping garden plants by common needs. This area reveals the basic tenets of xeriscaping, as well as including good landscape use of various common shrubs, trees, palms and turfgrass for southern Georgia. Ultimately, irrigation water usage declines and garden maintenance diminishes.