My husband and I had the pleasure of attending a local Secret Southern Garden Stroll recently. It was really just so much fun. I took over 100 pictures!
About the Stroll
This Spring Stroll was sponsored by The Hay House in Macon, Ga. Although we do not live in Macon, both my husband and I are from there. Our daughter was married at the Hay House which is a beautiful antebellum mansion rich with southern history. It was a winter Peacock themed wedding which you can read about here.
There were 5 homes in the Garden Stroll. All were located in an older Macon neighborhood known for the lush landscapes. Most were within walking distance from each other making for a nice Sunday Secret Garden Stroll.
The first house is situated far enough off the road for privacy but only minutes from town with a busy street right off the winding driveway. As you enter the property, you are surrounded by sprawling ground covers, perennials and hardwood trees. Only seconds into the stroll the busy street is forgotten.
This foot bridge was added to connect the landscape separated by a creek which runs through the property. It’s such a relaxing and serene setting.
Beautiful climbing white roses cascading over the fence which is garnished by a southern annual favorite, mixed impatiens. This area of the yard frames the pool providing a nice relaxing space for the family to enjoy on hot summer days.
Here we find another southern landscaping staple underneath this wonderful old tree, a plush bed of lirope . Don’t you simply adore the miniature picnic table topped with a garden statue?
Moving on to the next home on the secret garden tour. What would a garden tour be without spectacular flowers? These Amaryllis’ are indeed spectacular. Don’t you agree?
This cozy back porch faces a quiet serene back yard carpeted with plush green grass and surrounded by hardwoods.
The unique feature of this particular home is this fun hidden tree house! It is located in a ravine and accessible by a swinging bridge! There is a 360 degree view once you are in the tree house. The tree house is actually 2 stories with a ladder located in the center for access to the lower floor. Wouldn’t you enjoy hiding out there with a good book, especially in the Fall?
I have saved my absolute favorite photos for the second part of the tour here. One of the homes is nestled in the side of rolling hills surrounded by the woods. They have made the best use of space by planting vegetable gardens in every little nook and cranny!
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