Home Tours Garden Events
THROUGH MAY 10 The 2009 edition of the DecoratorsÕ Show House sponsored by
the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra is in three 3,500-square-foot apartments at
the St. Regis Residences in Atlanta. Each residence will have a theme:
traditional, contemporary or transitional. The show house will be open 10
a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. No children under
8. Admission is $25, at 88 West Paces Ferry Road (Peachtree Road).
Information: (404) 733-4935
JUNE 6 AND 7
The theme of this yearÕs garden tour will be Southern gardens, so many of
the gardens on the tour will feature native plants and those that have
adapted well to the climate, and those that also encourage sustainability
and low water usage. From 10 to 12 area sites will be open on June 6, 10
a.m. to 5 p.m., and June 7, noon to 5 p.m. The tour is sponsored by the
Georgia Perennial Plant Association. Tickets, $20, good for both days, at
Ash Simpson Garden Center, 4961 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard (near Johnson
Ferry Road NE). Information: (770) 458-3224 and www.georgiaperennial.org.
Opening Night Party
A Celebration of The Past, The Present, and The Future
Presented by: The St. Regis Atlanta
The St. Regis Atlanta will open its doors to guests for the first time on
Friday evening, April 17th. Enjoy a champagne reception in the lobby as
Honorary Chairs, Madeline and Howell Adams, cut the ribbon to open the 39th
annual Show House.
You will enjoy an exclusive tour of the three units, totaling almost 13,000
square feet, that make up this year's Decorators' Show House and Gardens and
meet the designers who have so graciously and gloriously contributed their
time and talent.
At the conclusion of the tour, you will be invited to the St. Regis Grand
Terrace to enjoy the beautiful floral designs of John Grady Burns and feast
upon a lavish spread of Traditional, Transitional, and Contemporary edible
creations by Chef Harrison Rohr.
Friday, April 17th, 2009
Cocktail Reception, 6:30pm
Ribbon Cutting on the Grand Terrace, 7:00pm
Tours will be given in shifts starting at 7:30pm
Dinner, Dancing and Desserts, 8:00pm to Midnight
Chef Jonathan Jerusalmy of the St. Regis Atlanta
$150 per person
Information and Tickets: Call (404) 733-4116
Designers Transitional - Unit 1110
Foyer & Powder Room
Mallory Mathison, Inc firstname.lastname@example.org
Robert Brown Interior Design email@example.com
C Weaks Interior, Inc. firstname.lastname@example.org
Guest Bedroom #1
S.E.I.-Stanley Ellis, Inc. email@example.com
Outdoor Living Room
Lush Life Home & Garden
firstname.lastname@example.org Guest Bedroom #2 Kay Douglas Interiors/
South of Market email@example.com
Master Bedroom & Master Sittin
g Womack Interiors firstname.lastname@example.org
Cucine Lube email@example.com
Š Unit 1130 Foyer, Powder Room & Private Entry
Carson Guest firstname.lastname@example.org
Peace Design email@example.com
Oetgen Design, Inc. firstname.lastname@example.org
Outdoor Living Room
Boxwoods Gardens & Gifts email@example.com
Jackie Naylor Interiors, Inc. firstname.lastname@example.org
Shon Parker Design, Inc. email@example.com
Master Sitting Room
VanTosh & Associates, Inc. Jvantosh@mac.com
Master Bath Design
Traditional Š Unit 1240
Living Room, Foyer & Private Entry
Essary & Murphy, Inc. firstname.lastname@example.org
Harmonious Living by Tish Mills email@example.com
Patricia McLean Interiors, Inc firstname.lastname@example.org
Meg Adams Interior Design email@example.com
Outdoor Living Room
Ed Castro Landscape firstname.lastname@example.org
Smith Grubbs & Associates email@example.com
Clay Snider firstname.lastname@example.org
Master Dressing Room
Closets & More, LLC
Atlanta show house tour to highlight condos
By Jennifer Brett
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
The homes on this yearÕs Modern Atlanta tour are all examples of
groundbreaking design, but oneÕs a little more groundbreaking than the
It isnÕt on the ground.
April 27, 2009
Historic West End Wrens Nest 2009 Concert and Home TourAnnual GPPA Garden
Tour 2009 Saturday, June 6 & Sunday, June 7, 2009
The Native Flora Garden features more than 300 species native to Georgia,
which claims some of the most diverse flora in the U.S. Many of the species
found here are woodland species, some rare, threatened or endangered. The
garden was established in honor of Linton Reese Dunson Sr., a conservation
Gardens within the State Botanical Garden
The Shade Garden contains a wide variety of shade-tolerant plant species,
most colorful in spring when the dogwoods and azaleas are in flower but
interesting year-round. Shade gardens are particularly popular in the South
where they offer respite from hot summer sun and temperatures.
The Heritage Garden features plants of historic and socioeconomic interest
to Georgia, including ornamentals, fruit crops, row crops, and plants native
to Georgia, and also pays homage to milestone events and key people in
Georgia's agrarian history.
The Flower Garden will contain a wide variety of ornamental plants including
daylilies, irises, dahlias, peonies, perennials, and bulbs. This garden will
also contain a large perennial boarder, fragrance garden, rose garden,
butterfly garden, and adjacent wild flower meadows.
Special Collections: Our Rhododendron Collection features hybrid
rhododendrons prized for their large showy flowers which range in colors
from white to vivid reds. The Native Azalea Collection honors Fred C. Galle,
well known plantsman and author.
Atlanta Botanical Garden 1345 Piedmont Ave. NE Atlanta, GA 30309
Bamboo Farm and Coastal Gardens (52 acres) is an experimental research
station and botanical garden located at 2 Canebrake Road, Savannah, Georgia.
The gardens are open daily, except holidays, without charge.
Callaway Gardens is a 13,000 acre (53 km2) resort complex located in Pine
Mountain, Georgia. The resort draws over 750,000 visitors annually.
Callaway Gardens was founded in 1952 by Cason J. and Virginia Hand Callaway
The Cecil B. Day Butterfly Center is located at Callaway Gardens in Pine
Mountain, Georgia. It is North America's largest, glass-enclosed tropical
The center was named in honor of Cecil B. Day, a Christian philanthropist
and the founder of Days Inn. His wife, Deen Day Sanders, donated artwork and
financial assistance to Callaway Gardens in his honor.
The Coastal Plain Research Arboretum (38 acres) is an arboretum located on
the grounds of the University of Georgia's Coastal Plain Experiment Station
in Tifton, Georgia.
The arboretum was established in 1987, with plant development and selection
starting in 1991. It consists of stream-side forest and wetland, and is
dedicated to native plant species of the Georgia Coastal Plain
The Fred Hamilton Rhododendron Garden is a botanical garden specializing in
rhododendrons, located within the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds, 1311 Music
Hall Road (off US Highway 76 West), Hiawassee, Georgia. The garden is open
daily; a donation is requested.
The garden was established in 1982 when Fred Hamilton, a plant breeder and
former Sears, Roebuck and Company executive, donated his garden by moving
about 1,000 rhododendrons to the present site. Hamilton is known for
developing the domestic yellow azalea, named Hazel after his wife
The Georgia Perimeter College Botanical Garden (4 acres) is a botanical
garden located on the Decatur Campus of the Georgia Perimeter College at
3251 Panthersville Road, Decatur, Georgia, United States. The garden is open
daily without fee.
The garden was established in 1990 by George Sanko as the DeKalb College
Botanical Garden. It now contains over 4,000 species of native, rare, and
endangered plants indigenous to the American Southeast. The garden includes
bog plants, native trees, shrubs, vines, and perennial plants, as well as an
impressive fern collection and about 3/4 mile of walking trails.
The Georgia Southern Botanical Garden (nearly 11 acres) is a botanical
garden featuring many unique and endangered plants with many native to
Georgia. The garden's main entrance is located at 1505 Bland Avenue,
Statesboro, Georgia, a few blocks from the main Georgia Southern University
Lockerly Arboretum (50 acres) is a private, nonprofit arboretum located on
Business Highway 441 South, Milledgeville, Georgia. It is open daily, except
Sundays, without charge.
The arboretum was chartered in 1965 on the grounds of the antebellum
Lockerly Hall (circa 1839). In 1998, Col. Oliver N. Worley donated an
additional 200 acres (0.81 km2) to the foundation for an Environmental
The arboretum is a horticultural laboratory, with collections of azalea,
camelia, conifers, holly, rhododendron, and viburnum, as well as daylily,
iris, and a greenhouse for cactus and tropical plants
Massee Lane Gardens (9 acres) are botanical gardens focusing on camellias,
located at the American Camellia Society headquarters, 100 Massee Lane, Fort
Valley, Georgia. They are open to the public for an admission fee.
The gardens were originally created by David C. Strother in the 1930s within
the 160-acre (0.65 km2) property around his farm house. In 1966 he donated
his property to the American Camellia Society. Its headquarters building was
completed in 1968 and named in his honor.
The T. J. Smith Memorial Greenhouse was constructed in 1969, and now houses
some 200 camellia plants.
Today the gardens contain more than 1,000 varieties of camellia, as well as
the Abendroth Japanese Garden with tea house and koi fish, the Environmental
Garden featuring plants native to the southeastern United States, the
Scheibert Rose Garden with more than 150 roses, and plantings of azaleas,
chrysanthemums, daffodils, daphnes, daylilies
Thompson Mills Forest (330 acres) is a research forest and Georgia's
official state arboretum. It is located at 8755 Highway 53 (off New Liberty
Church Road), Braselton, Georgia, and operated by the Warnell School of
Forestry and Natural Resources
In 1980 the forest was deeded to the University of Georgia by Lenox T.
Thornton, for teaching and research, to establish an arboretum of native and
exotic trees, and for public education and appreciation. In 1991 it was
designated the state's official arboretum. When deeded, the forest was a
late-secondary Piedmont oak-hickory forest, dominated by Quercus, Carya,
Liriodendron, and Fagus. Since 1980 more than 100 species have been added to
the 80 native species already present.
Today the forest includes about 90% of Georgia's native trees, and a major
pinetum with more than 100 conifer species.
The Eva Thompson Thornton Garden (7 acres) contains more than 100 ornamental
trees from around the world. The arboretum also contains an interesting
granite outcrop and several miles of walking trails.
The University of Georgia Campus Arboretum is an arboretum located across
the University of Georgia campus in Athens, Georgia. It is open daily
Today's arboretum is the third near campus. The first (1833-1854) was
located east of campus, and the second (early 1900s) was on south campus.
The first has entirely vanished, but a few trees remain of the second.
Today's arboretum is organized into three walking tours through the North,
Central, and South Campus. A free booklet provides maps and tree
identification, and more than 150 campus trees are marked by plaques
corresponding to the booklet.
The campus arboretum should not be confused with Georgia's state arboretum,
also operated by the university but located in Thompson Mills Forest,
Braselton, Georgia. It is also distinct from The State Botanical Garden of
Georgia, organized in 1968 as the university's third botanical garden, and
located off campus.
Vines Botanical Gardens (25 acres) are botanical gardens located at 3500 Oak
Grove Road, Loganville, Georgia. They are open daily; an admission fee is
The themed gardens include annuals, perennials, display garden, water
garden, garden railroad, and a rose garden, as well as an arboretum, Swan
Lake (3.5 acres), fountains and the Manor House. The property also contains
a restaurant, special events rooms, and gift shop.
The Waddell Barnes Botanical Gardens (167 acres) are botanical gardens
located across the campus of Macon State College, Macon, Georgia. They are
open daily without charge.
The gardens were established in 1967 to designs of landscape architect Clay
Adamson when college construction began. Initial planting consisted of more
than 1,600 trees, 2,500 shrubs, and 12,000 ground cover plants. Thirty years
later, Dr. Waddell Barnes, chair of trustees, led the effort to create
botanical gardens across campus to a master plan by Robert and Company. In
2003 the gardens were named in Dr. Barnes' honor.
Today the campus is divided into 16 gardens: Asian, European, Fall Colors,
Fragrant, Fruit Trees, Industry, Medicinal, Natives, Showy Flowers, Showy
Fruit, Shrubs and Vines, Southern Traditional, Touch & Feel, Urban
Environment, Wet Environment, and Xeriscape.