Habersham Woods Garden Tour
Savannah Garden Tours is a team of volunteers from all over the Savannah community, showcasing private gardens to help raise funds for local charities.”
Savannah Garden Tours is honored to showcase Savannah area gardens on October 9, 10am-4pm, for the second year in a row,to help raise funds for two local charities. Gardens once again are in the Habersham Woods neighborhood, along Habersham street south of Derenne Ave. and north of Stephenson Ave. Maps will be available at the ticket tent by the YMCA.
This year we are privileged to help One Love Animal Rescue and Friends of the Coastal Gardens.
One Love Animal Rescue helps abandoned, abused and unwanted pets.
Friends of the Coastal Gardens provides financial and human resources to support the Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens at the Historic Bamboo Farm.
The event will feature:
* The sights, scents and sounds of twelve colorful private gardens.
Suggested $20 donation
* Five guest speakers covering topics from growing edible crops to
attracting birds into your backyard.
Included with $20 donation.
* Garden marketplace. Open 10am-2pm.
No ticket necessary.
* Food trucks with goodie’s placed along tour route.
* One Love Animal Rescue will have furry pets to play with
To purchase tickets in advance go to www.friendsofthecoastalgardens.org
To purchase tickets on the day of the event and to pick up tickets purchased online, please visit our tent by the Habersham YMCA.
To be a volunteer or sponsor contact [email protected]
To be a vendor contact Steve at [email protected]
11 AM Gene Phillips, camellia expert, of Gene’s Camellia World in Sylvania, GA
Formerly with the 65-year, family-owned camellia nursery in Savannah
Noon Stan Gray, iris expert.
For many gardeners, the iris is one of their favorite perennials. Yet, time and again, growing them here in The Low Country has proven difficult or disappointing, if not downright futile. Our guest speaker Stan Gray has built a lifetime of experience growing iris of all different types, most recently for the past 15 years right here in Savannah. Currently Stan is a volunteer and iris specialist at the Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens, where he has created the largest public display of iris in the world right here in our own backyard. Come listen to Stan share the results of his research and observations with you, so that you too can grow beautiful iris. He will be happy to answer your questions following his talk.
1 PM Robert Tyburski of New Orleans
Create a Southern Winter Color Garden using Annuals, Perennials and Herbs
2 PM Meg Kettlitz, master gardener,
A recent transplant from Atlanta and certified Master Gardener Extension Volunteer, will discuss how to attract birds to your garden, highlighting plants within Dale’s Garden. She also is the chair for Skidaway Audubon’s Nature Notices Garden project. This project’s goal is to plant native pollinator plants along public paths around Skidaway Island to help the Monarchs and other pollinators, including hummingbirds.
3 PM Ben Chaffee, permaculturalist, growing edible crops in your own backyard
Talks are in the garden at 103 Lee Boulevard and are included in your $20. Please arrive five minutes prior to the talk.
Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Category: Community | Local / Community
General Admission: USD 20.00