Featured Gardens

1. Margaret and Bob Reiser

3990 East Brookhaven Drive NE
Atlanta, GA 30319
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Nestled in historic Brookhaven, the Reiser garden offers quiet contemplation amidst 3 distinctive spaces. An English cottage garden features a pond with a millstone supported by a botanic sculpture designed by Andrew Crawford. Meander up a hill banked with azaleas and spireas to a pool garden brimming with antique roses and kinetic sculpture designed by John Tyler. Partnering with Tim Gartland of Hamilton Land Services, the Reisers transformed ivy-infested woodlands into a charming retreat featuring a Chartres labyrinth, a bamboo glade, and ferns and shade perennials.

2. Helen and Don O'Shea

1146 Lullwater Road
Atlanta, GA 30307
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Over the course of 40 years Master Gardener Helen O’Shea and her husband Donald have devoted themselves to transforming their densely wooded property into a sanctuary inspired by classic English gardens. Nestled within historic Druid Hills beneath its forest canopy, a winding loop trail invites visitors to stroll through peaceful woodlands bursting with azaleas and rhododendron. Along the way, discover a white garden created in homage to the one at Sissinghurst Castle and an impressive collection of tea, shrub and Knockout roses from Witherspoon Rose Culture.

3. Joni Winston

938 Springdale Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30306
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Upon arrival at this classic Georgian style home, guests are greeted by a lush landscape of iris, plumbago, chartreuse hostas, white jasmine and hellebores, and a majestic cherry tree. Abundant with blush carpet rose, butterfly bushes, native azaleas, jasmine and a fragrant tea olive, a striking butterfly garden completes the picturesque entryway. Amongst the expansive grounds discover a grotto adorned with a sculpture by artist Christina Sephorra, a charming potting shed and a sizable year-round vegetable garden. A labyrinth and woodland populated with native species create tranquil walking spaces.

4. Karla Tievsky and Seth Kirschenbaum

982 Adair Avenue NE
Atlanta, GA 30306
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Inspired by her father’s passion for gardening, Karla Tievsky’s charming four-season garden is a hidden gem in the heart of Virginia-Highland. An exquisite yucca and variegated Japanese maple anchor the front garden inviting guests to explore an array of perennials, vegetables and herbs. Camellias, conifers and boxwoods frame the pathway leading to a private sanctuary showcasing the green leafy textures of hostas, ferns, heucheras, hydrangeas, wild ginger, and farfugium. Distinguished by native Georgia and Southeastern plants, this cozy garden is completely organic and lovingly owner maintained.

5. Rob Lamy

771 Virginia Circle NE
Atlanta, GA 30306
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Ed Castro Landscape developed the property’s master design, and Rob Lamy collaborated with fellow Georgia Perrenial Plant Association member Paula Refi to transform a gravel lot into a lush intown oasis abounding with perennials. A Yaupon Holly and pink dogwood grace the front lawn, inviting guests to explore the curvilinear garden. Metal sculptures by Billy Staubach adorn the back space, while the custom built pergola, Kousa dogwood “Wolfs Eye,” along with quaint reading nook and fountain, evoke a harmonious sanctuary.

6. Karen and Frank Boykin

107 Avery Drive
Atlanta, GA 30309
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Designed by recognized landscape architect Jeremy Smearman of Planters, this classically styled garden is tucked away in Ansley Park. Featuring a sunny parterre garden with rose-draped tuteurs, a winding shady path leads through a lush collection of roses, peonies, hostas, ferns, catmint, and sedums. Linger by a tranquil limestone fountain and be enchanted by the homeowner’s whimsical fairy garden, sure to delight visitors of all ages. A verdant tapestry of textures and shades of green complete this lovely oasis.

7. Jane Harmon and Mikell Jones

126 17th Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
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Designed in 1909 by the noted architect Walter Thomas Downing, this Tudor style home features a garden that integrates historical elements with the current owners’ active lifestyle with four rescue dogs and hosting charitable events. An original granite wall surrounds the property while brick walkways and terraces from the late 1940s create the garden’s structure. Current updates include a gazebo, a cistern for irrigation along with drought resistant trees and plants to aid in water conservation. Plant collections include Japanese maples, a splendid centenarian magnolia, and one of Atlanta’s oldest cherry laurels.

8. Alec Michaelides and Kenneth Lemm

2427 Sagamore Drive NW
Atlanta, GA 30305
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Along a busy Buckhead street, this home welcomes visitors into a private backyard oasis designed by homeowner and landscape architects Alec Michaelides and Kenneth Lemm. Against a majestic backdrop of towering hemlocks, a lush landscape of aucuba, hydrangeas, boxwoods, cleyera, and a spectacular Japanese maple surrounds a serene black swimming pool. Adjacent to the outdoor kitchen, a walled vegetable garden is flanked by Korean boxwoods and espaliered Sasanqua camellias. Annabelle and Little Lime hydrangeas, autumn ferns and boxwoods elegantly frame the front of this stylish renovated cottage.

Parking available on Woodward Way

9. Jennifer and Marty Flanagan

700 Fairfield Road NW
Atlanta, GA 30327
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A classic example of Thomas Jefferson’s American interpretation of the ferme ornee (ornamental farm), Jennifer collaborated with landscape architect Jeremy Smearman to transform this 8 acre property into an equestrian estate. Building off the framework laid out by landscape architect Spencer Tunnell, the grounds today feature two paddocks with period fences, an allee of Overcup Oaks, several gardens, an apiary and a chicken coop. Ornamental beds showcase foxgloves, delphiniums, zinnias, salvias and roses. Viburnums, hydrangeas, spiraeas, mock oranges, camellias, dogwoods, maples, American hollies, and wax myrtles frame the woodland edge of this pastoral landscape.

Location contains a long driveway; not recommended for those with difficulty walking. Limited parking on Fairfield. Additional parking on Broadland.

10. Julie and Wilson Andrews

4910 Riverview Road
Atlanta, GA 30327
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Adjacent to the Chattahoochee National Forest, this 2-acre estate gracefully complements the English Regency home. From the front lawn, a low stone wall creates an elevated garden of American and Korean boxwoods, autumn ferns, and Japanese camellias. Pass through the porte-cochère to be greeted by an English greenhouse framed by a vegetable garden. A secluded courtyard with a lovely fountain overflowing into a spa providing a private oasis within this elegant garden setting. Garden design by Alec Michaelides of Land Plus Associates.

One side street parking only