To commemorate the garden’s 50th anniversary, the Sunflower Music series season starts with a celebration of 1968 (the year of the Beatle’s White Album). William Tonks will review each concert and tell a few tales of the more than 60 Sunflower concerts since he first proposed outdoor concerts that would bring together people from two of his favorite places: the Athens music scene and the botanical garden. Includes a full breakfast.
State Botanical Garden of Georgia
This annual concert by brass musicians often includes classical music, marches, and show tunes.
Join attendees in the air-conditioned conservatory to enjoy this popular annual concert filled with popular and patriotic tunes. This concert is always standing room only, so arrive early.
Summer was made for outdoor concerts – and so were the amphitheater and terraced lawns in the Flower Garden of the State Botanical Garden of Georgia at the University of Georgia. Now in its 16th season, the Sunflower Music Series has placed both world-renowned and new-on-the-scene musicians in a world-class botanical environment. Originally formed in 1993, String Theory plays old time, bluegrass and Americana music. While the lineup has evolved and changed throughout its history, the band has consistently been made up of some of Athens' finest acoustic musicians.
National Public Gardens Day is a day to honor and draw attention to the nation's public gardens. To celebrate, the Garden Gift Shop is offering everyone the Friends of the Garden 10% discount all day (10 a.m. until 4 p.m.), no coupon necessary. Free guided tours of the garden are at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Find more information at the Visitor Center front desk.
Through Aug. 13. While Tom Polk’s professional life was fulfilled as an associate professor and area chairman of art history at UGA, he was also a life-long artist. He earned a combined undergraduate degree from Brown and the Rhode Island School of Design in both art history and studio art. At peace in nature, landscapes were his most frequent subject, and the State Botanical Garden of Georgia was one of his favorite haunts.
Now in its 16th season, the Sunflower Music Series has placed both world-renowned and new-on-the-scene musicians in a world-class botanical environment. Randall Bramblett, a noted singer songwriter with 13 albums of his own original music, will perform. For more information, visit: http://botgarden.uga.edu/
Summer was made for outdoor concerts - and so were the amphitheater and terraced lawns in the Flower Garden at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia at the University of Georgia. Now in its 16th season, the concerts have placed both world-renowned and new-on-the-scene musicians in a world-class botanical environment.
The garden has partnered with the UGA Terry College of Business's Music Business program to also present current and past students as opening acts for each concert.
The Classic City Band will perform holiday music during an evening concert in the festively-decorated conservatory.