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Georgia Mountain Research & Eduction Center


About CAES: Research & Education Centers

The Georgia Mountain Research and Education Center is located 3 miles south of Blairsville, Ga. on Hwy 19/129 in the North Georgia Mountains. The station grounds cover 415 acres of orchards, test plots, pasture land, specimen and preservation gardens, historic sites and forests.

The GMRE Center is unique to the University of Georgia system because of its location at the southern end of the Appalachian Mountains and its growing season which is similar to southern Canada. The center is used by UGA faculty to conduct ongoing research and education projects.

In addition, the Community Council of the Georgia Mountain Research and Education Center provides adult education programs as well as environmental education programs for children and youth in Fannin, Union and Towns counties in Georgia, as well as Cherokee and Clay counties in North Carolina.

Tours of the Community Council's Ethnobotanic Gardens are on Mondays, May through September, with the exception of national holidays. See the Garden Tour brochure.

The Community Council's Johnny Appleseed Program was featured on an episode of the Mountain Trails on Windstream TV. View the program here.