Ornamental flowers, trees, shrubs, and grasses are effective ways to add beauty and interest to your yard. With a wide variety of colors and textures, as well as options for nearly any climate or growing condition, ornamentals can be a low-maintenance, fun way to enhance the beauty of your landscape and add value to your property. This page offers Extension information about the flowers, trees, shrubs, and grasses that keep gardeners busy and Georgia beautiful.
- Eco-Friendly Garden: Attracting Pollinators, Beneficial Insects, and Other Natural Predators
- Conversion Tables, Formulas and Suggested Guidelines for Horticultural Use
- 2006 Georgia Gold Medal Winners
- 2009 Georgia Gold Medal Winners
- 2010 Georgia Gold Medal Winners
- Care of Ornamental Plants in the Landscape
- Poisonous Plants in the Landscape
- The New and Improved Chaste Tree
- The Importance of Preserving Biodiversity in the Urban Landscape and How We Can Help
- Spanish Series: La Importancia de Preservar la Biodiversidad en el Paisaje y cómo Podemos Ayudar
- Classic City Garden Awards Series: 2015's Best New Plants from the Trial Gardens at the University of Georgia
- Native Plants for Georgia Part II: Ferns
- Classic City Garden Awards Series: 2013's Best New Plants from the Trial Gardens at the University of Georgia
To see a full list of publications, visit the Extension Publications site.
For the latest news about Extension, visit Georgia FACES. News you can use about Georgia family, agricultural, consumer and environmental sciences.
- Dry weather has given some parts of Georgia a slow start to mosquito season, but Georgians are urged to remain vigilant
- Inaugural Academy of Crop Production draws dozens of nursery growers
- New Atlanta-area coordinator for UGA Cooperative Extension arms people with the services they need
- The Trial Gardens at UGA to host public open house on July 9
- Selecting the right plants can make for beautiful shade gardens
- Inaugural Academy of Crop Production to be held in Athens, Georgia
- Add attractive plants to your landscape that provide nutritious fruit, too
- Prune spring-flowering shrubs after the flower show ends
- Annual Turfgrass Conference to be held in Tifton
- Georgia creates guidelines to protect pollinating insects
- Department of Horticulture
Describes the department's academic degree and research programs. Includes calendar of educational events as well as educational resources.
- Georgia Master Gardener
Gives an overview of the program to train and certify individuals in horticulture and includes extensive links.
- Home & Garden Drought
Resources to help home owners and gardeners respond to drought.
- Warm Season Grass Breeding: Ornamentals
Descriptions of various cultivars of ornamental grasses.
- Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens at the Historic Bamboo Farm
Regional botanical garden providing education, public outreach and applied research in horticultural and environmental sciences and a facility of the University of Georgia's College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and UGA Extension, with support from the "Friends of the Coastal Gardens."
- State Botanical Garden of Georgia
Site detailing the attractions, programs, research, and events at this "living laboratory" for learning about gardening and nature.
- Walter Reeves
A wealth of gardening resources and tips from this well-known Extension garden specialist.
- Your Southern Garden
The South's best source of educational and entertaining gardening information. A co-production of the University of Florida/IFAS and the University of Georgia, with sponsorship from the Scotts Company.
UGA Extension offers training within local communities on a wide array of topics. To see if there are training events in your area, please visit our calendar.
- Master Gardener Volunteer Training
Individuals are trained and certified in horticulture and related areas, then volunteer their expertise and services, under the direction of their UGA Extension Agent, to help educate others through horticultural projects that benefit the community.