Monday, May 3, 2010

Come explore the Secret Gardens of Dunwoody - May 14 / 16

Secret Gardens of Dunwoody

Friday, May 14, 10 am - 3 pm
Saturday, May 15, 10 am - 5 pm
Sunday, May 16, 1 pm - 5 pm

Gardeners looking for inspiration for their own gardens and nature lovers in general won’t want to miss the seventeenth annual Secret Gardens Tour benefiting the Dunwoody Nature Center. Five beautiful hidden gems are open to the public on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 14-16. Garden sizes range from a charming cottage garden to a beautiful three-acre garden that has been featured in many magazines.

Picture-perfect masses of flowering trees and shrubs, a gazebo, a Koi pond, garden art, lake and river side trails, a garden house, heirloom climbing roses, woodland paths, a bamboo pergola, hidden arbors and plentiful bird feeders are only a few of the enchanting attractions that grace the gardens.

The highlight of this year’s tour is an inviting journey through the gardens of Roger and Cindy Bregenzer. On these 3 acres, you will enjoy an herb garden in a fenced courtyard, a hidden garden leading to a wooded area, several outdoor living areas adorned with over 120 varieties of plants -- all surrounding a charming 1852 home and log cabin.

Other private gardens opening their gates for the 2010 tour include Jimmy and Gloria Lee's small but perfect artist's garden, Ray and Gail Moss's wildlife sanctuary, Ted and Annette Davis's exquisite garden on a lake, and Tony and Joy Greene's woodland trail to the river. Artists from the Dunwoody Fine Arts Association will again be painting in the gardens this year. Guests will also be invited to the new Dunwoody Community Garden at Brook Run, where members will be on hand to answer questions.

Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 during the Tour. Purchase tickets call 770-394-3322, go online at, or in person at Dunwoody Nature Center or the Dunwoody Chamber of Commerce.

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