It’s time again for one of my favorite spring activities, the annual tour of Decatur gardens.
This year’s 26th anniversary tour dates are April 26 and 27th. The theme is the woodland garden and features eight private gardens and three public treasures: the Wylde Center, Hawk Hollow, and the Woodlands Garden. There will be plant sales at two locations, a children’s art market, musical performances and an opportunity to take in our presenting sponsors beautiful rose garden by candlelight Saturday evening.
Lovely Rose Hill, home and garden of tour sponsors Chris Fichtel and Liam Simmons is featured on Saturday evening.
A favorite of mine is the Woodlands Garden, a seven-acre nature preserve tucked away behind a busy Decatur intersection. Massive oaks and towering tulip trees protect understory shrubs and wildflowers along winding trails. Take a walk through the woods to see different plants during different seasons. Open to the public throughout the year, it is a wonderful forest getaway right in the city!
Mileybright Farmhouse has a large kitchen garden. I get most of my heirloom tomato plants, specialty peppers and herbs from the Wylde Center at the Oakhurst Community Garden. Always fun to visit the chickens and see the active bee hives at this garden.
For more information visit the Decatur Garden Tour website.