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Fred Hamilton Gardens
Ranked #8 of 23 things to do in Hiawassee
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Quietly tucked away in the North Georgia mountains, sits a rare and special treasure. A botanical paradise fairly bursting with dogwoods, tulip magnolias, native azaleas, wild flowers, trillium, and of course, rhododendron. There are over 400 varieties of rhododendron - 3,000 plants in all. Welcome to the Hamilton Gardens, a truly enchanted spot, boasting the largest collection of rhododendron in the state of Georgia. Stroll tranquil pine bark trails as they wind through lush foliage. Drink in the stunning views of Lake Chatuge and breathtaking countryside, including the majestic rise of Brasstown Bald, Georgia's highest peak.
Reviewed 20 May 2014

These gardens are breathtaking especially during the festival. I have some awesome pictures of the azaleas and rhododendrons. Certainly worth the effort. Its an easy, casual stroll with Lake Chatuge in the background.

Thank Gayle K
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Reviewed 19 May 2014

Go in the spring to see the rhododendrons, 20' tall and full of blooms. Hamilton Gardens is on the side of a mountain sloping down to Lake Chatuge! What a setting!

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Reviewed 18 May 2014 via mobile

Beautiful Azalea and Rhododendron gardens are on the lake adjacent to the North Georgia Mountain Fairground. Only about two hours from Atlanta. Short side trip from Highlands, Clayton, Lake Burton and Brasstown Bald. We were there before Mother's Day weekend and the rhododendrons were just beginning to bloom. Worth the visit.

Thank Navy8or
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Reviewed 18 May 2014

A beautiful and rare collection of Rhododendrums!
I visited this Garden many years ago when I first discovered the No. Ga Mtns.
Now, I lived in the area and I,not only, visit but have the honor to help care for it as a volunteer.
I am always truly amazed by it's beauty!

Thank Catann51
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Reviewed 17 May 2014

We live in Hiawassee and are blessed to have these beautiful gardens that we can visit at any time for a beautiful, casual walk with friends.

Thank mtngrdnr
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