Fodor's Expert Review Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens
In 1890, Mrs. Herman B. Miller planted three clumps of Japanese timber bamboo near her farmhouse 15 miles south of Savannah. As the bamboo took to the warm Southern climate, it spread to what now stands today at the Bamboo Farms at the Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens. The gardens, deeded to the University of Georgia in 1983, now also boast a 4-acre bamboo maze, a children's garden, formal and shade gardens, and a water garden. Seasonally, visitors can enjoy the pick-your-own berries garden.