2024 FAIR
Aug. 16-24
Hamilton Rhododendron - Donate
To Plant a Garden is to Believe in Tomorrow” ~ Audrey Hepburn

Hamilton Gardens is a small, community based non-profit garden that prides itself in bringing Art, Music, and Horticultural Preservation to the public. Employing only 2 full-time curators and a handful of volunteers, we need your help to reach our ‘tomorrows'.

Please consider donating, sponsoring or becoming a member today!


2024 is slated to be our year of ‘Art in the Landscape.'
-Continue the Acoustic Sunset Concert Series
-Continue ‘The Park After Dark' walk
-Install glass sculpture by David Goldhagen
-Replace old split rail fencing
-Grade trails and install step platforms to Fishing Hole Rock
-Place new Botanical ID signs
-Place new Trail Signs
-Grade and relandscape old Memorial Garden Trail
-Replace old railroad ties along trails with treated landscape timbers

Perhaps you or your company would like to sponsor one of these projects/events? Please contact the garden Curator!

2 Free Guest Passes to annual Hamilton Gardens Rhododendron Festival
10% off purchase of any 3 gallon Rhododendron
Reciprocal privileges to more than 345 Gardens, Arboreta and Conservatories throughout the U.S

Platinum: $1000
Your company logo or personal title will be displayed on ALL Hamilton Garden event venues

Gold: $500
Your company logo or personal title will be displayed on your selected Hamilton Garden event or project

Silver: $250
Your company logo or personal title will be displayed on a pre-selected Hamilton Gardens event or project

We are grateful for any and all donations – be it monetary or volunteer work in the garden.
Phone: (706) 896-4191
Mail: Hamilton Gardens, 1311 Music Hall Rd, Hiawassee GA 30546
Drop Box: Located at the entrance to the Hamilton Gardens

Contact the garden Curator: luckenbach.hamiltongardens@gmail.com
Catherine Luckenbach: (706) 994-4535

We Thank You for Your Support!

A Heartfelt ‘Thank You' to our Top Contributors of 2023

Individual Donations:
Dan Paris
Todd Stone

Business Donations:
Anderson Financial Services
Barrett and Associates Insurance
Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds
Lake Chatuge Lodge
Peach State Federal Credit Union
Towns County Convention and Visitors Bureau
Union General Hospital

…and very special ‘Thank You' to everyone that donated, came out to our events or volunteered their time to help support the Hamilton Gardens in 2023 – You made a difference!

The Hamilton Rhododendron Gardens is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization. Many of our garden projects are not funded by our benefactors. We truly need your help to thrive!