This year’s secret gardens will emphasize many unusual and themed plant combinations such as mature hardy tropicals, a Japanese inspired koi pond, Buddha meditation area, a magnificent moss lawn, a winding series of stacked stone paths and stairs featuring a collection of unique shade and sun perennials, conifers, native hardwood trees and shrubs and plenty more interesting features.
You’ll love the convenience, since this year’s eight tour stops are all located along the Old Alabama Road corridor between Highway 141 and Haynes Bridge Road. This should make it very easy to visit and leisurely enjoy each tour location without feeling rushed!
NEW THIS YEAR! We’ve added a unique addition in 2019 that will delight nature and history lovers alike. The Autry Mill Nature Preserve (http://autreymill.org) is our educational tour stop where you’ll be able to rest and listen to interesting speakers on a variety of gardening topics presented in the unique historical buildings on the beautiful property. This bucolic setting includes a series of woodland trails over bridges and streams, a butterfly garden, a grist mill, wetlands, and animal exhibits. Of particular interest to many gardeners will be the fragile and endangered wildflower, Pink Lady’s Slippers, which should be blooming during your visit. You won’t want to miss it!
We look forward to seeing you on this beautiful day. We will let you know when on-line passes go on sale in early Spring. Visit our website at www.johnscreekbeautification.org for more information soon!
The 2019 Secret Gardens of Johns Creek Tour Committee
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