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Hamilton Gardens at Lake Chatuge

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Beautiful, Well-Established Azaleas

The gardens are lovely, with very good color and decades-old plants, right on the banks of gorgeous... read more

Reviewed 11 November 2018
Hiawassee, Georgia
via mobile
even off season it was quiet and lovely

Free rhotadendron garden that I understand is spectacular in the spring. Here it was green with... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2018
Linda L
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Quietly tucked away in the North Georgia mountains, sits a rare and special treasure. A botanical paradise fairly bursting with dogwoods, tulip magnolias, native azaleas, wild flowers, trillium, and of course, rhododendron. There are over 400...more
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96 Pavillion Rd, Hiawassee, GA 30546-2197
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Reviewed 11 November 2018 via mobile

The gardens are lovely, with very good color and decades-old plants, right on the banks of gorgeous Lake Chatuge, nestled in the Northeast Georgia mountains.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank sschass7
Reviewed 17 September 2018

Free rhotadendron garden that I understand is spectacular in the spring. Here it was green with easy graded walks, what we needed to decompress

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Linda L
Reviewed 7 August 2018

From the Rhodies blooming in the spring to the free full moon concerts, and more Hamilton Gardens is one of the best kept secrets in Towns County. Perched above the North Georgia Fairgrounds, Hamilton Gardens offers a quiet escape full of beauty, gentle hiking trails...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank lynnbL8895JN
Reviewed 18 July 2018

We visited Hamilton Gardens last week (July 2018) and realized there was very little in bloom making for a hot walk (around 5 pm) on the trail. We cut it short, but make sure you visit when everything is in bloom as I'm sure it...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank CMitchell
Reviewed 9 July 2018

This is a very nice garden stroll along Lake Chatuge. It's a minor bit of difficulty to find, but if you got to the fairgrounds it's at the very top. There's a nice shelter for lunch and gatherings, and also bathrooms. Unfortunately, we went when...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Ed W
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Nice mulched paths to walk around in the garden. New path down by the lake shore is beautiful and cool to watch the boaters going by. Very relaxing!

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank dlm4856
Reviewed 27 June 2018

The gardens are alive with some of the most beautiful flowering trees and bushes you will find in North Georgia. Walking through the paths and just be able to sit and enjoy the beauty and natural habitat is soothing and calming for the soul. They...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank pamelarL1854CS
Reviewed 18 June 2018

This is a garden you won't find unless you're looking for it, worth the trip from Atlanta, esp. May.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Mark H
Reviewed 7 May 2018

It's amazing that this place is a beautiful as it is as it is maintained by volunteer's only. They do a fabulous job. It you can make it in the end of April - first week in May you'll be very glad you did. The...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank ChrisF5224
Reviewed 6 May 2018

There's not much more that I can say that other reviewers haven't already said. It's a lovely walk, easy trail and gorgeous flowers! My favorite is the Flame Azalea. The bees were buzzing in the flowers and I was able to catch some close up...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank CoffeeMates
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11 April 2018|
Response from Kimberly P |
We usually go the first two weeks in May and the Rhododendrons are in full bloom.
Daniel S
20 August 2017|
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