Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Secret Gardens of Dunwoody Tour; May 15 - 17 benefiting the Dunwoody Nature Center.

Tickets are now on sale for the Secret Gardens of Dunwoody Tour to be held Friday May 15, Saturday May 16 and Sunday May 17. This is the sixteenth year for the annual tour benefiting the Dunwoody Nature Center.

Five private gardens in Dunwoody and Sandy Springs will be open for touring and will display fabulous plantings and hardscapes, dramatic entertainment areas, and use of water conservation methods. On tour for the very first time will be the recently renovated gardens of Glenridge Hall, built in 1929 on 47 acres in Sandy Springs, featuring multiple gardens as well as trails through natural wooded landscape.

Visitors will be able to peek over the shoulders of artists painting in the gardens. The Dunwoody Fine Arts Association will sponsor an art exhibit and sale throughout April and May at Dunwoody Nature Center. Additional features of the tour will be a Garden Boutique at one of the gardens, a demonstration of Square Foot Gardening at the Nature Center, and a butterfly release by Spalding Garden Club in celebration of the 20th anniversary of their Butterfly Garden at the corner of Dunwoody Club and Jett Ferry.

Tour hours are 10 am to 3 pm on Friday, May 15, 10 am until 5 pm on Saturday, May 16, and 1 pm until 5 pm on Sunday, May 17. Tickets are $20 prior to the tour days and $25 during the tour. Tickets will be limited due to parking considerations at some of the gardens, so get your tickets now! Carpooling is recommended, if possible.

Tickets may be purchased at The Wild Bird Center in Dunwoody's Williamsburg Shopping Center, and also at the Dunwoody Nature Center, located at 5343 Roberts Road, Dunwoody, GA 30338. Proceeds of the tour support the Nature Center’s mission of preservation and environmental education.

For more information, call 770-394-3322 or check the web site at

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