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Quietly tucked away in the North Georgia Mountains, sits a rare and special treasure. A botanical paradise fairly bursting with dogwood, tulip magnolias, native azaleas, wild flowers, trillium, and rhododendron. Over 400 varieties of rhododendron – 3,000 plants in all.

Here's a truly enchanted spot, boasting the largest collection of rhododendrons in the state of Georgia. Stoll tranquil pine bark trails as they wind through lush foliage. Drink in the stunning views of Lake Chatuge and breathtaking countryside, including the majestic rise of Brasstown Bald, Georgia's highest peak The beautiful Hamilton Rhododendron Garden lies sprawled on a hillside sloping to Lake Chatuge near Hiawassee Georgia. It boasts one of the largest collections of hybrid rhododendrons in the state of Georgia.

A botanical paradise fairly bursting with dogwoods, tulip magnolias, native azaleas, lady slippers, trillium and rhododendron awaits your visit. This is a truly enchanted spot. Stroll tranquil pine bark trails as they wind through lush foliage. Feel your cares drift away on the gentle breezes. Remember what peace and quiet is all about. Stroll these trails any time of year.
These impressive gardens are home to one of the largest collections of hybrid rhododendrons in the state of Georgia. Fred Hamilton developed the yellow azalea, the only domestic yellow azalea in existence, which he named after his wife, Hazel.

While every day is a special event in the Hamilton Gardens, peak viewing season usually occurs the last two weeks in April through the first two weeks in May. The Gardens are open year around. The Fair maintains the plants and the gentle walking trails throughout the garden. Plant enthusiasts will find a selection of rhododendrons, azaleas, and other plants available for purchase at the gardens during the peak season.
Hours and Fees
Garden hours of operation are 9 am - 3 pm daily. Admission charge is $3.
Contact and Address
Phone: 706-896-4191 - Address: 1311 Music Hall Road, Hiawassee Georgia 30546 - Located 1 mile west of Hiawassee Georgia on US 76
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