The Wylde Garden Tour, happening May 4 and 5, is our most expansive yet. Tour thirteen unique and impressive green spaces in Reynoldstown, Decatur, and Medlock Park, and other nearby neighborhoods. Hand-built “ruins,” a pollinator-friendly urban courtyard garden, a corner lot bounded by a native blueberry “fence,” and more. These gardens will inspire and amaze you. Get your tickets now!
Proceeds benefit the Wylde Center. Rain or shine.
Tickets are good for both days of the tour. Early Bird pricing ends at midnight on May 4. Purchase your tickets online.
Early Bird & Day-of Pricing
All volunteers receive a free ticket to the tour. Sign up here.
You won’t find grass at this arboretum! Instead, you’ll find unique groundcovers and more than 70 different native species of trees and plants. Water sources welcome birds and bats. Look for sassafras, bottlebrush buckeyes, sourwood, blackgum and seven oak species.
Phil Koehn & John Beers
Phil and John’s garden begins with a standard-size backyard behind the house with trees, shrubs, a colorful shed and two fish ponds. Beyond this is a huge space filled with all manner of plants and points of interest: an aviary , a chicken coop, a windmill, and sculptures.
Deb & Doug Wilson
A fence of blueberries bounds this garden. Inside, find a vegetable and herb garden and a perimeter filled with pollinator plants. Trellises hold Carolina jessamine, Lady Banks roses and more. The backyard is active with birds, butterflies and bees visiting this pollinator garden.
Geri & David Laufer
Atlanta (Toco Hills)
Explore Windfall Garden's timeless secret and kitchen gardens, profusely planted raised island beds, and fern glade. Notable plants include native azaleas, camellias, day lilies, herbs, true lilies, perennials, bulbs and woody ornamentals.
The Nye Garden is an eclectic mix of formal and informal, native and non-native, shade and sun. Providing wildlife food and shelter is its focus. The space includes a kitchen garden, dining/work area and evening gathering spot – with pea gravel underfoot.
Andrew & Jenny Kohr
This urban cottage garden features rooms defined by slate walkways and raised beds. Plants include southern favorites with an emphasis on native plants and perennials. Yellow jessamine, ironweed, false indigo, hydrangea, hyssop, and are featured, among others.
Kerrie Jerscheid & Josh Shirley
This whimsical garden is full of eclectic specimen plantings. Vegetables and plants that attract bees, butterflies and birds can be found in the sunny front garden. Around back, plants thrive in raised beds alongside a fire pit and multiple seating areas.
This small urban garden is friendly to birds and pollinators with an emphasis on low maintenance, low water usage and hardscaping. Hellebores, hundreds of spring bulbs, cast-iron plants, azaleas, and Japanese maples exist under a delightful tree canopy.
John Bluhm & John Gibson
It took just two years to turn this featureless, weedy, overgrown space into a shady, welcoming, and practical urban oasis. One hundred European hornbeam form a long hedge. Hardworking plants such as hydrangea, lilies, and ninebark provide four-season interest.
A rustic picket fence welcomes visitors to this casual garden. The front yard and side lot feature ornamental and edible plants. Pea gravel walkways unify garden rooms with the rear screened porch and garden house. A fountain and perennials anchors the side garden.
Arbors, pathways and roses greet you at A Dreamer’s Fantasy. Inside this four-year-old garden you’ll find perennials and annuals, blueberries and apple trees, and roses, in many varieties and colors. There are also many varieties of camellias as well as whimsical and gothic garden art.
This began with heirloom vegetable and fruit plantings and expanded into growing flowers and trees. It houses hostas, ferns and other rescued plants as well. Dinner-plate-sized luna hibiscus are a favorite. The yard is constantly evolving with new plants each year.
Eric & Malissa Mack
Kai Garden, dedicated to the memory of their son, Kai, offers both peaceful and joyful moments. Interesting conifers and shade plants give you room to think and breathe. The path from the street to the house is packed full of exuberant color and texture.