Fred Hamilton Gardens, Hiawassee, GA, This was a free gardens, we did make a donation while we were there just to be kind. Not many folks walking around the folks working there did say we should have been there the week before, 'cause that was when all the rhododendron were in full bloom. Is that not how it always is??! You never seem to be in an area when you need to be ... but there were a few blooms leftover. The hubby when planning our trips always looks to see if there are FREE gardens and other spots in an area just to check out while you are in that neck of the woods. WHY NOT? You never know what you might see!! So fun ...nice exercise. These gardens are so well taken care of ...gorgeous details ...so they have really gone the extra mile.
Phone: 706-896-4191 - Address: 1311 Music Hall Road, Hiawassee Georgia 30546 - Located 1 mile west of Hiawassee Georgia on US 76
Hours and Fees
Garden hours of operation are 9 am - 3 pm daily. Admission charge is $3. (We did see this sign and it was meant as a suggestion?)
"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."
Thank you for stopping by today. Hope you are well. Take care. Be Well & Be Blessed!! Beth ( ;