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Tour Five Fabulous Gardens!

Saturday, May 20, 2023
9:00am – 4:00pm
Rain or Shine

Marietta and East Cobb

Tickets are $21.00 in advance or $25.00 day of Tour.
Children 17 and under FREE!

Wear appropriate footwear.
Not wheelchair accessible, some gardens have stairs or multiple levels.
No pets please!

Gardens may be visited in any order.

Rain or Shine
Tickets are not refundable.

Learn and be inspired!

The Master Gardener Volunteers of Cobb County want you to learn and be inspired as you visit our five beautiful and unique gardens selected for the Tour. This year we will showcase flora and fauna that live and can be grown in a typical Georgian’s yard.

Natives Gone Wild
The Hylton Garden

Discover a hidden oasis, one bursting with native plants that support local bees, butterflies, and birds. Stroll through a creek bed path lined with ferns and uncover a shady side yard, perfect for a day of badminton, croquet, or relay races. Certified by the Georgia Native Plant Society, this garden will give great ideas on various native plants for shade and sun and will help you enjoy the hospitality of nature’s delights.

Palm Trees and Playscapes
The D’Anna Garden

Terracing, semi-tropicals, and total privacy, oh my! Enjoy exploring this compact East Cobb yard, leveled and layered to allow for a variety of gardens, including those with edible crops, southeast natives, and adapted plants. Learn about long-term growth habits from the D’Anna’s, who built their property from the ground up, starting in 1987!

An Urban Forest
Jean and Elwood Wright Environmental Educational Center

Uncover a piece of history at the Jean and Elwood Wright Environmental Educational Center, a 19-acre park teeming with trees and plants native to Georgia. There is a bit of everything here, with a museum recounting the lives of the Wright family, trails to explore, songbirds, native plants, and much more.

Doe and DIYs
The Kosik Garden

Instill an appreciation of the natural world in your loved ones by taking them to this wildlife habitat, complete with all manner of flora and fauna. Learn how to create a backyard sanctuary that is perfect for quiet reflection and relaxation. Deer will frequent this stop, so be sure to ask the Kosik’s how to garden with them in mind!

Hydrangeas and Happy Memories
The Langford Garden

Walk through the history of the Langford family’s backyard as they gradually shaped it into a peaceful haven for wildlife and home life. Discuss how to handle hydrangeas like a professional with homeowner Susie and learn how to add year-round interest to your yard! Soak in the tranquil atmosphere while walking through an enchanted woodland path to a cozy garden shed.

**All of the gardens have been certified by one or more of the following: National Audubon Society, National Wildlife Federation, Georgia Native Plant Society, and The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.