2023 FAIR
Aug. 18-26
Hamilton Rhododendron Gardens

The Country Music Capital of Georgia



Welcome to the Hamilton Rhododendron Gardens! Spend some time strolling through 40 acres of a beautiful woodland garden quietly tucked away in the North Georgia Mountains. Located on a forested bluff above the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds entrance and boasting breathtaking views of Lake Chatuge and Bell Mountain. This magical botanical garden is filled with native wildflowers like trilliums, shooting stars, and trout lilies, and more than 1,500 rhododendrons and native azaleas making it the largest collection in the Southeast!

The Hamilton Gardens are open year-round from 8am to dusk.

Free Admission. Free parking! (Donations appreciated!) 

NO pets allowed inside Hamilton Gardens

Handicap parking is availabe near the garden entrance.

The Hamilton Gardens are located 2 hours north of Atlanta, directly off Highway 76 E/515 in the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds.  GPS: Pavilion at the Gardens is 96 Pavilion Way

Peak bloom time is April & May and we are going to celebrate with The Rhododendron Festival! Mark your calendars for 5 weekends of fun!

The 2023 Rhododendron Festival - 5 weekends during peak bloom time:
April 21, 22 & 23
April 28, 29 & 30
May 5, 6, 7
May 12, 13, 14
May 19, 20, 21


𝗛𝗶𝗮𝘄𝗮𝘀𝘀𝗲𝗲 𝗛𝗶𝗴𝗵𝗹𝗮𝗻𝗱𝘀 𝗪𝗶𝗻𝗲 𝗙𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗮𝗹 on May 6th!





Schedule of Events

6:00 pm
Acoustic Sunsets at Hamilton Gardens with A. Lee Edwards

6:00 pm
Acoustic Sunsets at Hamilton Gardens with Claire Kelly

6:00 pm
Acoustic Sunsets at Hamilton Gardens with Alicia Stockman

10:00 am
Opening Weekend of The Rhododendron Festival - April 21, 22 & 23

10:00 am
Weekend 2 of The Rhododendron Festival - April 28, 29 & 30

10:00 am
Weekend 3 of The Rhododendron Festival - May 5, 6 & 7

11:00 am
Hiawassee Highlands Wine Festival - May 6th

10:00 am
Weekend 4 of The Rhododendron Festival - May 12, 13 & 14

10:00 am
Weekend 5 of The Rhododendron Festival - May 19, 20 & 21

Ends - 5:00pm
Celebrating North Georgia's beautiful native flowers with a Rhododendron Festival

Detailed Hours:

April 21 – May 21, 2023
Every Friday, Saturday, & Sunday

Operating Hours:
Friday & Saturdays: 10am-5pm
Sunday: 12pm-4pm

Ticket Info and Specials:

Free Admission to the Festival
Tour Hamilton Gardens: $5 per person