Support the Lullwater Garden Club plant sale and green two Atlanta gardens at once!
This blog post has been getting a large amount of attention lately, which I imagine is because people are looking for fall plant sales in Atlanta. This blog pertains to plant sales that happened this past spring 2009, but you can click here for Atlanta’s fall plant sales in 2009! But please feel free to keep reading about the Lullwater Garden Club!
Every year around the third Saturday in April, the Lullwater Garden Club hosts its extensive plant sale in conjunction with the Druid Hills Tour of Homes. Consisting of everything from native plants dug up from Garden Club members’ yards to store-bought Georgia annuals, it’s an imperative stop as your Atlanta or Decatur garden starts to take root this spring!
- When: Friday & Saturday, April 17th-18th from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday, 19th, 2009 from 1 – 5 p.m.
- Where: 799 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30306 in Druid Hills
- What: Tons of native annual and perennial plants for bargain prices! Including irises, lenten roses, ferns, succulents, many varieties of heirloom tomatoes, peppers, moonvines, helleborus, heirloom basil, etc.
- Why: All proceeds go to support the Lullwater Garden Club and the conservation of Lullwater Conservation Garden. So you can green your garden and help green the Lullwater garden, too! Not sure where the park is? Not to be confused with Emory’s Lullwater Park (which is also spectacular), “Little Lullwater” as we fondly call is, is located along Lullwater Road in Druid Hills, across the street from where The By Way deadends into Lullwater.
The Lullwater Garden Club was founded on June 28th, 1928 by two ladies from historic Druid Hills along with 24 other local women. Always philanthropic, in 1931, they adopted the project of preserving the Lullwater Conservation Garden. Here is an excerpt from the club’s history page on their website:
The Lullwater Conservation Garden is a six and one half acre tract of land, which has been maintained by the Lullwater Garden Club since 1931. Located in historic Druid Hills, the property originally belonged to the Dan Johnson family and later to the Candler estate. In 1964, the Lullwater Garden Club purchased the garden from Emory University for $1,500.
This garden is a beautiful stretch of natural woodland between Lullwater Parkway and Lullwater Road and bisected by Lullwater Creek. The original landscape plan provided for the planting of more than one thousand trees, shrubs and bulbs. A cedar tree was planted as a permanent Christmas tree for the birds. This garden has developed into a splendid profusion of Georgia’s native trees, shrubs, flowers, and ferns.
Today, a rustic stone entrance welcomes visitors to enjoy our bird sanctuary, wildflower refuge, memorial garden, footbridges, stone benches and natural paths. The Garden is a serene “green belt” bordering a busy city. Open to the public, it is an all-encompassing project which involves all facets of garden work.
We believe that by honoring our past and by being diligent custodians of the present, we can make a difference in the future.