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Latin American Ethnobotanical Garden



S. Thomas Street Athens, Georgia 30602

Managed by the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute (LACSI) since it’s opening in October of 1998, the Latin American Ethnobotanical Garden (LAEG) is a unique green space behind Baldwin Hall on UGA’s north campus. The Garden was started as an interdisciplinary initiative developed by emeritus professors Brent and Elois Ann Berlin—co-directors of the Anthropology Department’s Laboratories of Ethnobiology—their graduate students, and the UGA Physical Plant. Construction for the Garden and its continued maintenance is made possible by longstanding support provided by the Exposition Foundation, the Murphy Foundation, the Physical Plant, and donors like Iwee Paterson, a Smyrna, GA resident who donated the LAEG greenhouse, and the Buckhead Men’s Garden Club, that provided funds to move and assemble the greenhouse.