ANNUAL EVENT EXPLORES NINE PRIVATE GARDENS

A selection of meticulously landscaped yards highlight this year’s Gardens for Connoisseurs Tour.

Returning for its 35th year, the Gardens for Connoisseurs Tour continues its annual celebration with a new tour of nine private home gardens in Buckhead, Decatur and Midtown. Featuring everything from professionally designed and landscaped estates to personal “hobby” gardens, this tour is a particularly wonderful way to spend time with Mom.

“Because it falls on Mother’s Day every year, we see a lot of familiar faces, as well as new faces,” says Liza O’Hare, event co-chair along with Debbie Swann. “It gives you the opportunity to see some beautiful gardens. It’s always an exciting thing to do for Mother’s Day.”

Benefiting the Atlanta Botanical Garden, the self-guided tour will take place rain or shine on May 11 and 12. Tickets are $28 in advance, $22 for Atlanta Botanical Garden members and $35 during the event. See website for a full listing of gardens.

GARDENS FOR CONNOISSEURS TOUR
May 11-12, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
$22-$35
Various locations
404.876.5859
atlantabg.org