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COVID-19 and Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites

COVID-19 and Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites is actively monitoring COVID-19 and its impact on our state. Below are the most updated steps we are taking to protect visitors, staff, and all Georgians. Governor Kemp’s Executive Order identifies outdoor activity as an essential activity, so long as visitors Read more…

Fresh Fruits & Vegetables in Flowery Branch? Yes!

JANUARY Winter veggies including potatoes and pole beans are in abundance along with fresh baked goods. FEBRUARY With the hint of spring around the corner green onions should begin to pup up at the market.  MARCH Grab those fresh collards and make room for spring vegetables.  APRIL Crop strawberries find their way to market shelves Read more…

ENJOY NATURE AT LANIER ISLANDS

Only half an hour from Atlanta, Lanier Islands is situated on the southern shore of Lake Sidney Lanier and is Georgia’s most visited lakeside resort destination. This breathtaking site encompasses natural beauty in a private setting, making it an ideal location for family vacations, romantic getaways, business conferences and meetings, weddings, and more. It also Read more…

Gardening Tasks

The Garden The mission of the Atlanta Botanical Garden is to develop and maintain plant collections for display, education, research, conservation, and enjoyment. In both Gainesville and Atlanta, the Garden connects visitors to the beauty and botanical the splendor of the natural world. The Garden in Gainesville features nationally recognized collections of maples, magnolias, witch Read more…

History of Flowery Branch

Flowery Branch was established in 1874, one year after the Richmond and Danville Air-Line Railroad Railway System built a rail line through the city connecting Charlotte to Atlanta. Farmers raising stock had been living in the area since at least the early 19th century, when the town was known as Anaguluskee, meaning “flowers on the Read more…

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