The Conservation Garden is a marsh-like bog environment that contains native plants, many of them found nowhere else in the natural world.
Bogs are among the most fascinating environments in the southeastern United States, and the rarest, most endangered of all of Georgia’s natural habitats. The Conservation Garden explores the diversity of these fragile ecosystems, from mountain valleys to coastal floodplains. Several species of orchids, milkweed and other native plants grow in this garden. The most dramatic inhabitants are perhaps the array of carnivorous plants: Sarracenia pitcher plants, sundews, and Venus fly traps all can be found here.
The Garden and its conservation partners are working to restore bog habitats throughout the Southeast. Here at the Garden, conservation horticulturists tend to more than 250 imperiled species, many of which are planted not only in the Conservation Garden, but also into restored habitats across the region.
Small Whorled Pogonia
White Fringeless Orchid
Dancing Lady Orchid
Chapman’s Fringed Orchid
White Pitcher Plant
Conservation & Research
The Southeastern Center for Conservation is a keystone of the Garden. From plant research to education outreach, the center is a hub for partners in the conservation and research.
Restoration & Monitoring
Restoring and monitoring imperiled plants and their fragile ecosystems threatened by human interference and natural forces.