Friends of the Gardens

Waddell Barnes Botanical Gardens

Waddell Barnes, M.D., a supporter and avid horticulturalist, led a successful effort to transform the University's existing landscape into a lush showcase for hundreds of varieties of regional flora and fauna. In 2003, the Board of Regents officially designated the Macon Campus the Waddell Barnes Botanical Gardens, which are a delight and inspiration for students, visitors and gardeners.

As a friend of the Waddell Barnes Botanical Gardens, you will be able to

  • Enjoy one free guided walking tour of the 17 themed gardens
  • Support one of Georgia's leading botanical gardens in its education, horticultural and conservation work
  • Receive invitations to special events on campus and lectures given by specialists in their field
  • Be encouraged to get more involved through volunteering

Charter Members*

Donor ($500-$999)

House and Garden Club

Sustaining Members ($250-$499)

Allen D. Barnes
Dr. David W. Barnes
Sarah Barnes

Contributing Members ($100-$249)

Brian Barnes
Jack Barnes
Maggie Barnes
Morgan and Aurie Barnes
Robert Barnes
Dr. Kevin T. Cantwell
Patricia Donnelly
Pat Godschalk
Dr. Joan B. Huffman
Joyce Johnson
Ann E. Loyd
Diane A. Newton
Jennifer Taylor
Aiden Woglom
Ellen Woglom

Joint Per Annum ($60-$99)

Bonnie and Howard Collins
Mr. and Mrs. H. Godschalk

Single Per Annum ($35-$59)

Susan F. Dunwody
Katherine Kalish
Mrs. Arnold B. Anderson
Dot Williams
Connie S. Menendez
Judy Sherling
Julie E. Jones

Click here to print a membership form.
For more information, please contact Middle Georgia State University Foundation at 478.471.2732 or .

*Charter membership expires May 1, 2017; thereafter yearly. Memberships are non-transferable, non-refundable; benefits subject to change.