Hours of Operation

Open Year Round, 8 AM – 8 PM, Restrooms closed in Winter
$2 per person, $5 per family. No pets please.

Ask about our membership!
Guided and Golf Cart Tours, starting at $5 per person. Tour reservations please call, (706) 970-0011

Garden Map

Directions

Hamilton Gardens is located about two hours from Atlanta, GA, Chattanooga, TN, and Asheville, NC.

Hamilton Gardens at Lake Chatuge, Inc.
96 Pavilion Road
Hiawassee, GA
706-970-0011

FROM INTERSECTION OF I-75 AND I-285
• Get on I-75 N/I-85 N
• Take US-19 N to GA-115 in Lumpkin County
• Follow GA-115 to US-129 N in White County
• Turn left onto US-129 N
• Follow GA-75 Alt S and GA-17 N/GA-75 N to US-76 W
• Turn left onto US-76 W
• Turn right onto Music Hall Rd, Take 1st right and follow to top of hill
FROM ASHEVILLE
• Take I-40 W, US-74 W/Great Smoky Mountains Expy, US-23 S and US-64 W
• Follow NC-175 S and GA-75 S to US-76 W/N Main St in Hiawassee
• Right onto US-76 W/N Main St
• Turn right onto Music Hall Rd, Take 1st right and follow to top of hill
FROM CHATTANOOGA
• Take I-75 N and US-64 E to Music Hall Rd in Towns County
• Turn left onto Music Hall Rd, Take 1st right and follow to top of hill

Greenhouse

Weekend Plant Sales, while supplies last.
Mid – April through Mid – May
10 AM – 4 PM

Visitor Info

Restrooms are available at the Paris Pavilion, closed during Winter.
Smoking of any type is not permitted in the Gardens and parking areas.
There are picnic tables, first-come, first-serve, available under the Paris Pavilion.
The Paris Pavilion can be rented for private events, some restrictions apply. See ‘Use of Paris Pavilion’
Picnicking in the Gardens or tailgating in parking area is not permitted.
No staged photography is permitted, whether personal or professional. Examples include engagement or senior class pictures, etc., photos that involve posing and/or changes of clothing. Mono-pods and tripods are welcome as you snap photos while strolling the Gardens. However, professional photography equipment, such as reflectors, is not permitted.
Firearms are prohibited in the Gardens. If you legally conceal carry, please leave your weapon out of view, locked in your vehicle.
No bicycles or Segway PTs please.
Drones are not permitted in the Gardens.
No pets permitted with the exception of service animals(documented service dogs in vest). Retractable leashes are not permitted.
Call 706-970-0011, for more information or to set up a guided garden tour.
Send email inquiries to [email protected] .

Accessibility

Hamilton Gardens has handicapped parking near the garden entrance. The Paris Pavilion and restrooms are wheelchair accessible.

The paths in our Gardens are mostly easy to traverse. The Courey Lakeshore Trail is more difficult because the path is narrow and there are roots and rocks that make the path uneven, please use caution. There are benches in the Gardens that provide a comfortable place to sit and rest or just time to relax and take in the beauty of the gardens.
The paths are covered with a mulch that is easy to walk on in dry weather. They are not paved. As such, they may soften following rain. Visitors who must traverse the Gardens either by wheelchair or electric scooter should use caution when visiting the Gardens.

The Gardens do not rent wheelchairs.