Home & Garden: Spring tours and sales on tap for April

Midtown Garden Stroll

If you’re looking for some colorful inspiration for your home and garden this Spring, then check out this calendar of upcoming tours and plant sales in April and May.

Trees Atlanta Annual Plant Sale
Over 100 varieties of native perennials, grasses, shrubs, and tree-friendly vines will be available for purchase at the 6th annual sale April 7 at 8 a.m. at The Carter Center, 453 Freedom Parkway. The selection showcases many of the native perennial wildflowers that are planted on the Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum. Included are great bird and butterfly friendly species, as well as many species of vines, ferns and grasses. Trees Atlanta staff members will be on hand to provide advice on plant selection and placement. All proceeds will benefit Trees Atlanta’s planting and education programs. For more information, visit TreesAtlanta.org.

Druid Hills Home Tour

Druid Hills Tour of Homes & Gardens
The 50th anniversary edition of the tour is set for April 20-22 with six of Druid Hills’ most beautiful homes (including one that was on the very first tour) and six gardens. The weekend will also include a history display Rose Library at Emory University, the Lullwater Garden Club Plant Sale and the debut of “History Happens Here,” a film by David Winston about the development of the Druid Hills community. For tickets and more details, visit druidhillstour.org.

Inman Park Tour of Homes
As part of the annual Inman Park Festival, this year’s tour runs April 27-29. There will be 10 of the neighborhood’s most unique homes, including Victorians, English Cottages, Four Squares, bungalows and more. For updated information on the tour, visit inmanparkfestival.org.

Iris Show and Sale
The Georgia Iris Society will host its annual Iris Show and Sale on April 28 at St. Bartholomew Episcopal Church, 1790 Lavista Road. Judging of the best flowers in the show will begin at 9 a.m. and the sale is from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Gardens for Connoisseurs

Gardens for Connoisseurs Tour
Benefiting the Atlanta Botanical Garden, the annual tour will feature 10 gardens at private homes around Atlanta on May 12-13. Featuring a range of styles and sizes – from tranquil woodland settings to intimate urban oases –the self-guided tour will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. rain or shine. Tickets are available at atlantabg.org.

Midtown Garden Stroll
The Midtown Neighbors’ Association will host its 5th Annual Midtown Garden Stroll on May 20 from noon until 5 p.m. This free event is open to the public for a chance to see the gardens at private homes in the Midtown Garden District. Guests can expect to see formal gardens, casual gardens, backyard bee keeping, fountains, espalier, intricate brickwork, and inspiring ideas for beautiful, fully-functional family yards. Guests may obtain a map of participating homes at MidtownAtlanta.org, on the Midtown Gardens Facebook page, or pick up a printed copy on the day of the event at our Garden Stroll Headquarters located at 771 Myrtle Street NE. Homeowners will often be on hand to answer questions and provide a complimentary drink. Friendly pets are welcomed but must be kept on a leash at all times.

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