Let's go for a stroll in some the South's most beautiful gardens to visit in Georgia!
If the prettiest flower farms in Georgia have you stopped in your tracks just wait until you see the gardens of the Peach State.
From beach side to mountainside — Thomasville to Atlanta and all of the places in between—here's where to go to find some of the best gardens in Georgia this year (to me).
P.S. I've decided to make this a living list because I love to visit gardens. Tell me more and I'll add it. Let's GROW!
Gardens to Visit in Georgia
Gibbs Gardens: Go now for Daffodil Colorfest, or go in a week or two to see tulips and flowering trees!
Atlanta Botanical Garden: One of the most beautiful places in the city to me is this constantly changing spot. From what's blooming to special exhibits this plays has so much personality that it will hold everyone's interest.. Kids love the award-winning Children's Garden, and I hear the summertime Cocktails in the Garden events are "the" place to be for adults. The Fuqua Conservatory features the foremost collection of species orchids in the U.S., and the canopy walk gives visitors a unique perspective of the native plant life within the city. Don’t miss their satellite location in Gainesville.
Callaway Resort & Gardens: Callaway is so big- its 2,000+ acres and has an entire resort and gardens. Stay for the weekend and plan an entire visit with their other activities, like tennis, the lake, and zip lining.
Thomasville Rose Garden: It's no secret, Thomasville, Georgia is at the tippy top of my favorite places list. This quintessential small town has everything from award winning food to amazing people and the most vibrant mainstream you've ever seen.
And did you know it is famous for roses! Thomasville is Georgia's official rose city and known as the City of Roses or ROSE CITY. The Thomasville Rose Garden is open to the public and contains 1,500 rose bushes on five acres planted in four themed beds: Heroes, Holidays, Love & Cherish and Famous People.
THOMASVILLE, GEORGIA ROSE SHOW PARADE IN 1970, EXPLORE GEORGIA.
Each April the city throws a humongous petal-filled party. I'm dying to go to The Thomasville Rose Show and Festival, which began in 1922. During the festival, each year in April the south Georgia city is taken over with roses, flower shows, a historic parade, and a craft festival. All the downtown restaurants and businesses decorate their storefronts in flowers and rose-themed art, food and drinks. I can remember a beautiful pink rose bush in my Grandma's south Georgia garden not too far up the road from Thomasville in Nashville, Georgia. She said it was a Queen Anne.
“So many people in Thomasville have old roses in their gardens,” says Joanne Maxheimer, Thomasville Rose Society co-president tells Garden & Gun, The Souths Rose City Throws A Party, “They’re a crowd favorite, partly because we remember them from our grandmother’s garden, but also because they are beautiful and fragrant and remind us of yesteryear.” I have heard it is magnificent and a flower lover's dream. If you go you have to tell me all about it!
For more information about this year’s Rose Show & Festival, click here.
Looking for a chance to stop and smell the roses? Luckily, Mother Nature creates a breathtaking view right here in Georgia gardens, year around. If this inspires you to make some thing pretty with flowers check out our shop for vases, tutorials and events that make decorating and arranging naturally, easy!
There are more than a few beautiful gardens to visit, tell us more places to see flowers growing in their full glory in Georgia.