Bath Gardens

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Open Days: Sundays 1-4 PM, Tuesdays 12-3 PM and Wednesdays 1-4 PM.
3855 Bath Edie Rd., Blythe, GA 30805.

Call (706) 504-4956 For Confirmation.

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Open Days: Sundays 1-4PM, Tuesdays 12-3PM and Wednesdays 1-4 PM. 3855 Bath Edie Rd., Blythe, GA 30805

Call (706) 504-4956 For Confirmation

Holiday Schedule and January 2024 Closing: Bath Gardens will be closed Christmas Eve, Sunday, December 24, 2023, New Year's Eve, Sunday, December 31, 2023, for the holidays, and will be closed during the month of January 2024 for annual maintenance. Please call us at (706) 504-4956 for any special requests during this time.

About

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About bath gardens

In 1958 Alonzo Plumb Boardman, “Lonnie” bought the land that is now Bath Gardens. He told his wife, Lib, “I think I just bought a jungle.” Inspired by landscapes seen in Austria and Italy, Lonnie had the vision to create what was renowned, in a 1964 Atlanta Journal and Constitution Magazine article, as “bringing beauty back to Bath.” Many parties, and a wedding were celebrated at Bath Gardens. We want to bring not only beauty, but also life back to Bath Gardens!

Lonnie Boardman died in 1972. His children retained ownership of the garden and met for Sunday lunches and swims as well as holiday and special occasion celebrations. By the early 2000s, the garden was used less frequently and began to receive inconsistent care. In 2018, all of Lonnie and Lib’s children were deceased. The grandchildren divided assets owned by their grandparents. Catherine Boardman Fleming received the garden with the goal of restoring it for public use. It was once again a jungle!

In 2019, restoration of Bath Gardens began. All of the clay pipes had to be replaced due to damage. As Lonnie Boardman said about the garden’s construction, “I had so much construction to do underground before I could start landscaping.” By 2021, the Bath Gardens was ready to open to the public. Approximately 1700 people attended the opening during the three-day celebration. In April of 2022, a formal Ribbon Cutting luncheon was hosted with 300 attending.

As of 2023, Bath Gardens has an active Board of Directors and Advisory Committee. The Mission of Bath Gardens is to serve as a public garden and outdoor nature center, while conserving the garden’s architectural elements and historic artifacts for the enjoyment and education of our patrons. This European inspired garden is home to a wide variety of flora, fauna, and freshwater springs, and establishes a cornerstone of the region’s diverse and valuable history. Bath Gardens provides a soothing respite and creative experience limited only by the beholders’ imagination.