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The Scoop – Spring 2021

G-Day Game


April 17 is the G-Day Game. It’s the first opportunity the Bulldog Nation has to preview this fall’s team at home in Sanford Stadium for FREE. Come dressed in your red and/or black and cheer on the Dawgs


A Weekend of Exquisite Taste


Spend the weekend tasting fine wines from around the world while sampling Athens best in culinary fare. Athens Wine Weekend, held May 21-23, benefits The Classic Center Cultural Foundation, which helps provide performing, visual and culinary arts scholarships for high school and college students while also supporting performing and visual arts programs in the community. The Cultural Foundation also works to support local workforce development initiatives. For more information and tickets go to

Scroll Through the Garden at Night!

Come see the State Botanical Garden of Georgia come alive at night! Each walk will focus on a different topic such as the moon, constellations, or nocturnal creatures. Bring family and friends of all ages along to enjoy the mysterious world of nature at night! Be prepared to hike up to 2 miles on our wooded trails and in the garden. If you have young children or infants, a backpack carrier is suggested. Pre-registration is required. 8-9:30 p.m. For more information visit

Athens Rising 2: Transmittance


Local filmmaker James Preston looks at the creative class in Athens through the lens of unique organizations & institutions, the artists they inspire, the community they have built and the collective potential. For more information visit

Athens Farmers Market


With warmer days comes a host of seasonal fruits and vegetables available at the Athens Farmers Market. Shop local to get the freshest produce around while supporting your neighbors. For dates and locations visit

Athens Piedmont Gardeners and the 2021 Spring Garden Tour


Nothing quite heralds the end of winter as the Piedmont Gardeners’ Spring Garden Tour of Athens. After having to cancel last year’s tour due to the pandemic we are all more than ready for what will be the 27t​h​ annual Tour of Athens Gardens. The tour will take place on Saturday, April 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine.

Four fabulous Athens’ gardens have been carefully selected to ​emphasize different styles of gardening by do-it-yourself gardeners who are willing to share their gardens and their knowledge. Stroll through these beautiful gardens at your leisure, you will be sure to pick up some great ideas to try in your own garden. Meandering paths, shaded garden retreats, native as well as exotic species and specimen trees all await you. What better way to spend a relaxing Saturday!

Founded in March​ 1991, the group aims to educate the Athens community, as well as themselves, about the benefits of gardening. The first tour was held in 1992. Since then the annual tours have been attended by hundreds of garden enthusiasts.

Proceeds from the tour are used for funding the annual scholarships for UGA Horticulture or Landscape Architecture students, maintaining the gardens of the Brumby House Welcome Center, and donating garden-related books to the Athens-Clarke County Regional Library. Funds have also been used to support projects that develop and preserve public gardens and the natural beauty of the Athens area.

Grab your walking shoes, bring a friend, and immerse yourself in this self-guided tour filled with garden creativity and ideas.


($15 in advance, $20 on day of the tour)
are available online at our website
and at the following area businesses:

Athens Feed and Seed, Appointments at Five, Cofers Home and Garden Showplace, Goodness Grows, Perryander Studio and Wild Birds Unlimited.