News from Woodlands Garden


From Ruby Bock at Woodlands Garden:

Happy Spring to All!


Here at Woodlands Garden red maples are opening through the woods, azaleas are starting to flower, and the crabapple outside the office is stunning. Closer to the ground we see the spring ephemerals: trillium, rue anemone, bloodroot, celandine poppy, and mayapple.


To celebrate the spring equinox, the volunteer Mid-Week Gardeners took a field trip to the Atlanta Botanical Gardens where Jamie Blackburn, curator of the woodland gardens there, led us on a delightful and informative walk through the Southern Seasons Garden. At least a dozen winterhazel shrubs were blooming in beautiful shades of yellow, surrounded by hundreds of daffodils. A few of us continued to visit the fantastic orchid collections, and we all enjoyed our visit to this Atlanta treasure. If you have been thinking of joining the Mid-Week Gardeners, now is a good time. We work every other Wednesday, with educational (and fun!) field trips at regular intervals. Just reply to this email or show up for our next workday on Wednesday, April 3, 9-11am.


Sunday in the Garden falls on Easter Sunday this month, March 31, 2-4pm.  We will celebrate the collection of over 100 camellia shrubs as they present their grand finale for the year.   Hosts will be here to greet you, and, if it’s cool, we’ll have one last fire in the Pavilion. After your holiday celebrations, come to Woodlands for a quiet walk in a woodland full of spring glory.


In April the new music season will begin. George and Phyllis, the music coordinators, are lining up a talented collection of musicians to entertain you, free of charge, in the Pavilion. We’ll be here every Sunday in April.

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