Home Garden Tour Fever

Atlanta Home Garden ToursYou’ve been cooped up all winter and soon your gardening urges will kick into high gear.  Right now, you’re starting to see some early flowering trees which symbolize the coming of Spring.  You’re looking for inspiration for your home garden design and your mind is full of questions.  Which plant combinations to work well together?  What color palette should I use?  How does the plant effect the space around it? Is it easy to maintain?  There’s no better way to stimulate your creative juices than to see what others have done in their own backyard.

Once a year, homeowners open their gardens to the general public and many are happy to share their ideas, tips and techniques. Whether you’re ITP or OTP, there are so many home garden tours to choose from and many happen during the same weekend.  To best utilize your time and energy, we recommend you plan now in order to decide which ones to attend.  Here are 5 home garden tours that we feel are noteworthy and are located in and around the Atlanta area.

Druid Hills Home and Garden Tour
Friday, April 19th – Sunday, April 21st
Tour 7 home gardens that celebrate the evolution of design and architecture of the Druid Hills neighborhood.

Decatur Garden Tour
Saturday, April 27th & Sunday, April 28th
This year marks the 25th anniversary for the Decatur Garden Tour. It features 12 private gardens. This year’s theme, Gardens of Eating, focuses on sustainable and edible gardens both large and small.

Gardens for Connoisseurs
Saturday, May 11th & Sunday, May 12th
This tour has been an annual Mother’s Day weekend tradition since 1984. Tour Atlanta’s most prominent private gardens representing the best in design by local gardeners.

Through the Garden Gate
Saturday, May 11th
Presented by Cobb County Master Gardeners. Tour 7 homes in and around Marietta.  These gardens are tended by Master Gardener homeowners and demonstrate more ecologically sound gardening practices.

Artful Garden Tour
Mid May – Date not yet announced.
Each year, The High Museum of Art presents a tour of prominent private gardens that demonstrate commingling of art and design in the garden.   Last year’s tour featured a 1935 Tudor home surrounded by a charming English garden.

What are some garden tours you go to every year?  We want to know!  Leave your comment below.

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