This week the Georgia Traveler team takes a relaxing look at Georgia’s gardens… We journey through the sunflower fields of Rutledge, meditate in the city, fall in love with the Ferrell Gardens in Lagrange and escape to the serene Chattahoochee Hill Country. It’s all this week on Georgia Traveler’s Garden Tour of Georgia.
Just outside of the metropolitan area lies a quiet serene escape that all can enjoy. Located in what the owners call the Chattahoochee Hill Country, Serenbe allows visitors to catch their breath in the beautiful country side. Whether you decide to stay in their Inn or just stroll around town for the day Serenbe is close enough to visit but miles away from everyday life.
Once a year Rutledge, Georgia celebrates the Helianthus Annus, better known as the sunflower. Guests are treated to the spectacular site of over 10 acres of flora at the Sunflower Farm Festival. Visitors can pick as many sunflowers as they can carry. Valarie visits the West Holt Family Farm and learns the mastery of choosing these beautiful flowers.
Travel LinksSunflower Farm Festival
The Atlanta Botanical Garden nestled in Midtown offers visitors an array of beautiful flowers, fountains and art. But among the beautiful blooms, guests can enjoy a variety of activities and classes. One such class is Tai Chi in the Garden. Valarie stops by the Atlanta Botanical Garden and becomes one with this soft form of martial arts.
Travel LinksTai Chi in the Garden :: The Atlanta Botanical Garden
Located inside LaGrange, Hills and Dales Estate boasts a garden that took three generations of women to build. Housing one of the oldest garden designs in the southeast the Ferrell Gardens of Hills and Dales gives visitors a flowery treat all year round. David explores the beauty and the story behind this majestic garden.
Travel LinksHills and Dales Estate