See the Beautiful North Georgia Garden Trail

Rhonda Hood June 19, 2017

Do you know what we love about these gorgeous mountains? Well, the garden trails here in North Georgia are on the top of our list.  See the full article from our friends at ExploreGeorgia.com. We chose some of our favorite gardens in Northeast Georgia, each with breathtaking landscapes and wondrous beauty.

Love blooming bushes, towering trees and babbling brooks?  This is for you.  You can even reflect on tributes to American heroes, historic figures and life itself. Plan a visit to the high country and experience our incredible gardens. You can make an entire weekend out of the garden trail & make incredible memories.

Gardens at BabyLand General Hospital

The Gardens at BabyLand General Hospital are Cabbage Patch Kid creator Xavier Roberts’ ongoing tribute to his mother, Miss Eula Roberts. From flowering dogwoods, Kwanzan and Yoshino cherry trees, delicate Japanese maples, and native azaleas to spring-flowering forsythias, summer bulbs and hydrangeas, beautiful fall foliage, and holiday evergreens, the gardens welcome every season.

Garden Hours: Monday – Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. / Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Ethnobotanic Gardens and Woodland Medicine Trail at the Georgia Mountain Research & Education Center

The Ethnobotanic Gardens and Woodland Medicine Trail on the grounds of the University of Georgia’s Mountain Research and Education Center showcase plants harvested and often cultivated by early inhabitants of the region. The American Indians and early settlers used these plants for a variety of medicines, food and crafts. Although many of these plants are considered “weeds,” they are valuable to wildlife and pollinators and have an important place in the ecosystem.

Garden Hours: May – September, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Hamilton Gardens on Lake Chatuge

Rhododendrons, native azaleas and wildflowers color 33 acres on the banks of Lake Chatuge at Hamilton Gardens. Visitors are invited to tour the gardens during the May to June blooming season along the pine bark trail.

Garden Hours: 9 a.m. to Dusk

Herb Crib

A location of peace, beauty and mystical charm, the Herb Crib provides a welcome escape from modern pressures. Visitors will find organic medicinal and culinary herbs mixed with native plants and old cottage garden flowers to provide a welcome food source for pollinators. A seat on the medieval thyme bench or a stroll along the old brick walkway allows visitors to observe nature at its best.

Garden Hours: May – October, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Poetry Trail Garden at the Reece Heritage Farm

This Appalachian farmstead was the home of acclaimed poet and novelist Byron Herbert Reece. The farm has a variety of exhibits highlighting life in southern Appalachia, including the Poetry Trail Garden, in which excerpts from Reece’s poetry are engraved in huge rock boulders. Surrounding the boulders are native plants and flowers as well as flowers beloved by Reece himself. Wolf Creek borders the farm, which also boasts a small conifer garden.

Garden Hours: April – October, Dawn to Dusk

We hope you love and appreciate this amazing culture we have here in North Georgia. When you’re ready to begin living the mountain life here, call The Mountain Life Team | KW Realty Partners and we can help you along your journey.  Incredible things are happening here in our beautiful mountains. You won’t be disappointed with the rich Blue Ridge Mountain heritage of your new mountain community. Enjoy the mountain life in the beautiful North Georgia!  706-633-8186 or email us at info@themountainlifeteam.com.  #GardensofNorthGeorgia  #TheMountainLifeTeam #KWRealty 

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