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
Every Friday, Saturday, & Sunday
Friday & Saturdays: 10am-5pm
Ticket Info and Specials:
Tour Hamilton Gardens: $5 per person