ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - In a story Aug. 19 about plans for a new building at the University of Georgia, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the State Botanical Garden of Georgia will get a new home. The building will be in the garden, whose location remains unchanged.
A corrected version of the story is below:
State Botanical Garden of Georgia is getting a big new building
The State Botanical Garden of Georgia is getting a big new building at UGA
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - The State Botanical Garden of Georgia is getting a big new building.
The University of Georgia is planning a new building for the garden, The Athens Banner-Herald reported.
The plans were approved recently by the state Board of Regents, which oversees Georgia’s public colleges and universities.
The two-level building of about 7,000 square feet will include exhibit and gallery space, classrooms, offices, collection storage and an entry foyer that can be used for receptions and other events.
The building will be near the Botanical Garden’s Alice H. Richards Children’s Garden. The Children’s Garden is now under construction and scheduled to open to the public early next year.
The building will also provide a place for a porcelain and decorative arts collection of Deen Day Sanders, a longstanding patron of the Botanical Garden, who will donate a “substantial portion” of the collection to the university once the building is completed.
Donor funds will cover the $5.3 million cost of the building.
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