Wonderful Sundays in Woodlands Garden

From Ruby Bock at Woodlands Garden:

“Can this be June in Georgia?  Such delightful weather!  And this past Sunday we had a totally delightful Father’s Day in the Pavilion with local author Carmen Deedy telling stories about her father, and her mother, and her entire wonderful family.  Many thanks to Carmen for sharing her wise and funny stories about life as a Cuban-American right here in Decatur.  

Next Sunday {June 24} we will be open again from 2 to 4pm, and we welcome the return of the very talented Unusual Suspects, playing original and traditional bluegrass and folk songs in the Pavilion.  Y’all come on over for a relaxing afternoon in the woods.”

If you haven’t visited Woodlands yet, this would be a great time. Wander through the cool woods and enjoy the local flora. You will feel like you are in the country! And it is all FREE!

For more information, click here.

Easter Sunday in the Garden at Woodlands

 Juby Bock writes in to remind us to visit Woodlands this Sunday. What a great way to spend an Easter afternoon.

“Spring is out in full force here at Woodlands, and we welcome the warm seasons with the return of our Sunday music program.  The Muleskinner MacQueen Trio started things off last Sunday with old-time American music and honky-tonk standards.  This Sunday, George Eckard and Friends will take to the stage, or rather the Pavilion.  Here’s a brief biography of George and his music:

George Eckard is a Decatur area singer/songwriter who writes and performs locally, playing original songs and old favorites in the acoustic/folk genre. Mostly a guitar player, he also plays banjo, mandolin and harmonica as a solo performer and with his friends the Unusual Suspects. In 2009, he self-produced a CD, Songs from the Middle of Life.

 The springtime blooms continue to unfold.  The evergreen azaleas in pink, purple, and white are now fading; but spicily-scented native azaleas in pink, yellow and orange remain.  Other highlights include several varieties of viburnum, from the big showy snowball to the more subtle native varieties; the remains of a fantastic camellia season; and tiny buds on the hydrangeas.  We saw the first of the hot pink rhododendron blooms today.  The unusual pagoda dogwood sports its off-white flowers, which are very different from the beloved dogwood that we all know well.  Leaves are opening on several varieties of large-leaved magnolia, and I’m looking at a big flower bud on a tree right outside the office window.   

Come to Woodlands Garden for a relaxing stroll through the woods on a Sunday afternoon. Open every Sunday afternoon in April from 2-4pm. For more information, visit www.woodlandsgarden.org.

A Good Day for a Stroll Through Woodlands Garden

Sunday’s weather forecast is sunny and in the mid 50s  – a good day to visit Woodlands Garden for Sundays in the Garden.  

The Garden invites the community to put on their walking shoes and explore Decatur’s seven-acre garden and Georgia Piedmont native plant habitat. Volunteers will welcome you and provide helpful information. Musical surprises await. Free and open to the public this coming Sunday, January 29 from 2 – 4pm. The garden is located at 932 Scott Boulevard, a nice walk or bike ride from downtown Decatur.

For more information about Woodlands, click here.