2019 Smyrna Garden Tour

2019 Smyrna Garden Tour

Keep Smyrna Beautiful will be conducting the 2019 Smyrna Garden Tour on Saturday, May 18, 2019 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. During this 11th annual tour, come and be amazed by the variety and beauty of gardens that are tucked away in the Smyrna community. Smyrna has fabulous gardens and this year Keep Smyrna Beautiful gives you a chance to get an inside look at the gardening talents of our active and resourceful citizens.

The annual Garden Tour, Keep Smyrna Beautiful’s signature event, highlights lovely and innovative gardens within Smyrna. Enjoy the beauty of these local gardens and be inspired to enhance your own home and neighborhood.

Attendees can visit the Tea Room and Plant Sale at Taylor-Brawner House at any time during the event. The Tea Room features a variety of treats and refreshments as well as displays of local products from our sponsors.

If you are influenced by the charming gardens you see on the tour, you can purchase a plant for your own garden or yard at our Plant Sale featuring perennials, annuals, decorative pots, and other garden treasures.

All proceeds from the tour will be awarded in grants to Smyrna schools in support of beautification, gardening, recycling, and education goals.

Garden Descriptions: (Please note that gardens are not in any specific order)

Garden #1: Steps from Smyrna Market Village lays the urban homestead featured on this year’s Garden Tour. This productive and beautiful garden has a front orchard with an abundance of fruit trees, a backyard with raised stone beds with edibles like asparagus and tomatoes. These edible plants thrive alongside a variety of non-edibles like irises, hydrangeas, and coneflowers. This sustainable homestead is one to see!

Garden #2: A native plant haven, this 1.6 acre property featured on the tour is a certified GNPS Native Plant Habitat. Walk through and explore the variety of native plants as well as an extensive trillium planting area, and Asian Garden with native plants of China, Taiwan, and Japan.

Garden #3: Our 3rd garden has evolved with the homeowner’s family, changing from wiffle ball field to raised bed vegetable garden to the current three season color, relaxing sanctuary they’ve created. With a front yard that features layered plantings, family-developed apple trees, and a backyard with shade loving plants including azaleas, multiple hydrangea species, and Japanese Maples, you won’t want to miss this garden!

Garden #4: With an exceptionally deep yard, mature trees, and no fences, this garden feels more like a park. The highlight of this garden is the five bee hives that thrive here. The natural, woodland state of the yard is visited by birds, bees, and monarch butterflies finding food and homes here. They don’t use any spray or chemicals in their garden, it’s all about the bee. Visit this amazing garden and learn about these important pollinators!

Garden #5: A functional and relaxing oasis, our 5th garden’s landscape was inspired by a French cottage garden with the hardscape wall and curving path from house to street. A variety of perennials such as azaleas, ferns, and hostas adorn the front yard along with annuals to provide color year round. The entertaining garden in the back features a pool and hardscape with a canopy of Japanese Maples and Cherry Blossoms. Visit this garden for a glimpse into total relaxation and tranquility.

The following are some helpful tips:
* Rain or shine
* Carpool if possible; parking will be limited
* Wear comfortable walking shoes. You may want to bring along your preferred sunscreen and insect repellent in case you need them.
* Restrooms and free refreshments are available at the Tea Room .
* Strollers will not be appropriate for all gardens.

Click here to purchase your tickets for the 2019 Smyrna Garden Tour.

The mission of Keep Smyrna Beautiful is to bring together the resources of government, business and residents of the City of Smyrna to protect and improve the quality of life and the environment in our community.

You can contact Keep Smyrna Beautiful at 770-431-2863 for additional information.

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Aaron Hofmann is the founder of SmyrnaVinings.com and also a Realtor with Atlanta Communities focused on the Smyrna real estate market and the Vinings real estate market. Aaron is a transplant from the Midwest (amazingly not a native Atlantan) and has lived in the Smyrna Vinings area for over 10 years. Find Aaron Hofmann on Google+

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