Woodlands Garden
Woodlands Garden
Woodlands Garden logo.jpg
Type Public garden
Location Decatur, Georgia, United States
Coordinates 33°47?09?N 84°18?11?W / 33.78594°N 84.30312°W / 33.78594; -84.30312Coordinates: 33°47?09?N 84°18?11?W / 33.78594°N 84.30312°W / 33.78594; -84.30312
Area 7 acres (2.8 ha)
Created 2002
Status Open all year
Website http://www.woodlandsgarden.org/

Woodlands Garden is a seven acre mostly wooded public garden in Decatur, Georgia.[1][2] The Garden's mission is to preserve a woodland garden as an urban sanctuary to educate and engage the community in the natural world. This public greenspace serves as a native plant habitat for the Piedmont, with over 30 species of trees.[1] Ferns, wildflowers, and shrubs are also common features of the diverse plant collection. The Garden became protected greenspace in 2002,[1] and was donated by the Morse family to become publicly accessible.[3] The property has been influenced by landscape architect Edward L. Daugherty,[4] among others.[3]

In 2015, Woodlands Garden completed a capital campaign to support an expansion to the Garden property and improvements to the current site as part of a master planning process. The multi-year project will include

  • completion of a visitor center and additional public restrooms
  • improved parking and creation of safe school bus drop-off zone
  • enhancements to the site of former Morse home, including added amenities for hosting community events

Woodlands Garden is open every day of the year from dawn to dusk for free. In addition to being a tranquil place for reflection,there are several workshops, events and programs hosted on site. On Sundays, during warm weather months, local musicians perform during Music in the Garden sessions. Family-friendly programs such as Fairies in the Garden, Stories in the Woods, and the annual Youth Art & Music showcase are organized to engage the community and bring together people of all ages.

The small staff maintains and runs the garden with the help of skilled volunteers and interns. For ways to get involved at this hidden greenspace visit the website (www.woodlandsgarden.org), and find us on Facebook (Woodlands Garden of Decatur) and Instagram (@woodlandsgarden) to learn more.

References

  1. ^ a b c Jill Vejnoska (March 22, 2013). "Garden tours: Welcome to spring: Get out and enjoy Atlanta's glorious gardens. Here are a few to explore.". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. p. D.1. 
  2. ^ Katie Leslie (September 25, 2008). "Garden: Veggies claim space: Gardeners more at home cultivating vegetables, garden tour reveals". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. p. E.1. 
  3. ^ a b Sarah Anne Voyles (July 31, 2013). "Green Space: Woodlands Garden enters second phase". Neighbor Newspapers. Archived from the original on August 17, 2013. 
  4. ^ Katie Leslie (October 16, 2008). "Shaping the land: Atlanta landscape pioneer has always had an eye for possibilities". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. p. E.1. 

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