Join ORK and Horticulture Manager, Joshua Jones, for a plant walk through the Botanic Garden at Georgia Southern. Explore the 11 acres of historic farmland that has been turned into a growing collection of native and heritage plants, including over 20 of the state’s protected species.
The Botanic Garden at Georgia Southern offers woodland trails, a landscape garden of coastal plain natives, a native azalea collection, an arboretum, a children’s garden, a complex of early 20th-century farm buildings, the Rural Life Museum, the Whelchel Camellia Garden, heritage gardens, a bog and sandhill, an outdoor classroom, Labyrinth and much more.
The walk will be followed with an optional get-together at Eagle Creek Brewery.
Walk will take place outdoors on paths with some uneven ground. Participants should dress appropriately for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. Restrooms and water fountains are located inside the garden grounds.
This event is free to members although the Botanic Garden accepts donations.
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Josh began his association with the Botanic Garden at Georgia Southern University as a student employee where he discovered his passion for botany and landscape design. He completed his B.S. in Biology in 2013 with a focus in botany. He then left for a career in Savannah, GA working as the outdoor manager for a large garden center. Josh returned to the Botanic Garden at Georgia Southern in August, 2014 as the Garden Manager. Over the next few years he progressed to a horticulturist for the garden. In his free time, Josh enjoys fishing, exploring, landscape design, and testing parameters in a botanical setting.