Long known for rolling hills and fertile red clay soil, this region is rich in biological diversity, natural resources, and endless scenic beauty. The Red Hills Region is home to the largest percentage of bobwhite quail in the world, as well as several threatened and endangered plant and animal species. Thomasville is also home to the largst natural stand of long-leaf pine trees in the nation. Southwest Georgia has long been noted for its great quantity and variety of game bids. Barron’s columnist, Steven M. Sears, proclaimed Thomasville as “America’s quail hunting capital.” In 2015, USA TODAY listed Thomasville as “one of nine top sporting destinations in America!”
Thomasville Rose Garden and Cherokee Lake Park
Thomasville, GA 31792
Thomasville, Georgia's Official Rose City, has a long rosarian history and nowhere is this more evident than at the Thomasville Rose Garden. The City of Thomasville maintains a stunning variety of over 1,500 rose bushes that are in full bloom from April – July, just in time for the Annual Rose Show and Festival in April! Visitors to the garden will find charming gazebos to relax and take in the dazzling sight and sweet aroma of Thomasville's favorite flower. The garden is a favorite spot for a wedding and provides the perfect backdrop for photographers. Adjacent to the Rose Garden is Cherokee Lake Park, a beautiful recreation area with a playground and walking trail that encircles the lake, and a full pollinator garden.
Cherokee Lake pavilions and the Rose Garden gazebo can be reserved, free of charge, but a reservation is required. For more information, contact (229) 227-7001.