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Garden Tours




Tour 1: Swan Woods: Landscape History and Ecology of the Remnants of the Atlanta Piedmont Forest 


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Atlanta is full of remnants of the Piedmont forest, which tell the story of the city’s and region’s landscape and ecology. Join Travis Fisher, Senior Horticulturist with the Goizueta  Gardens and the Atlanta History Center, for an exploration of the history and ecology of Swan Woods, a part of the Piedmont forest in the heart of Buckhead.


A tour led by Travis Fisher – Senior Horticulturist, Plant Records Manager, and Arborist for the  Goizueta  Gardens at the Atlanta History Center.  



Tour 2: Entrance Gardens Tour


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The Entrance Gardens spread across the 8-acre frontage of the Atlanta History Center. The entire landscape was redesigned four years ago as an ecologically beneficial garden in the New Perennial movement style. Over 80% of the 8-acre space is planted with flora native to Georgia, and managed in a way to create abundant habitat and food sources for native pollinators.


A tour led by Sarah Carter Olga C. de Goizueta – Vice President of Goizueta Gardens & Living Collections



Tour 3: Special Treasures Tour of the Cherokee Garden Library 


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Whether it’s a vintage Hastings’ Seed Catalog, an old postcard of Ansley Park, an early 20th-century garden photograph, or a rare 18th-century volume with stunning hand-colored botanical plates, the remarkable gems of the Cherokee Garden Library tell the diverse and meaningful stories of the people and plants that have shaped, are shaping, and will shape our land in Atlanta and beyond. This tour will also highlight classic environmental works, such as Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring and the New Perennial Plant movement, which has influenced the design of the Entrance Gardens of the Atlanta History Center. Tour guided by the Cherokee Garden Library Director. 


A tour led by Staci L. Catron – Library Director, Historic Preservationist, Author, Archivist, and Community Collaborator, who is currently the Cherokee Garden Library Director for the Atlanta History Center.

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