You’re invited to the third annual Intown Atlanta GNPS Native Garden Tour. Tickets include admission to five habitats.

Purchase Tickets Here!

Register for this day of self-guided tours and get inspired about adding native plants to your yard or patio. Thefive gardens are located near Atlanta’s Southside and Westside BeltLine Trails. Visit each garden in any order between 9:30 am and 3:30 pm, and learn from the homeowner or primary gardener and GNPS volunteers who will be on site to answer questions. You may want to add a stop at one of the many restaurants, shops, or breweries along the BeltLine. This is a rain or shine event.

Four are private urban gardens and certified GNPS Native Plant Habitats brimming with native plants. The fifth is the new Trees Atlanta headquarters, thoughtfully landscaped with native perennials, shrubs, and trees. Each garden was created to support pollinators and other wildlife.

This tour has sold out the last two years, so get your tickets early and invite your friends and family! Volunteers and children under 16 attend free. Purchase tickets through this link.

The garden tour is Intown Atlanta’s major annual fundraising event. Ticket sales support our educational, restoration, and advocacy activities focused on inspiring Atlanta to grow and preserve native plants. We also warmly invite you to make an additional donation to our chapter when you register for the tour. Your support makes our all-volunteer-led work possible!

Interested in Volunteering?

Volunteers will be asked to work four-hour shifts at one of the gardens and can attend the rest of the tour for free. If interested, email Lauren Owens

Not Yet a GNPS Member?

Join GNPS and save $5 on your ticket, plus become eligible for other member-only events, including plant rescues and small group visits to newly certified gardens. Your GNPS membership supports work on native plants throughout the state.

A brochure that includes the addresses and property descriptions will be emailed to ticket holders one week before the event.

2024 Garden Tour

Featured Gardens:

Garden 1

You’re sure to be delighted by this sweet native garden in Edgewood! In 2017, the gardener began removing sections of unproductive lawn and replacing with natives after a coworker gave her a copy of Doug Tallamy’s Bringing Nature Home. Inspired to make a space that welcomed all wildlife, she also grasped onto the design concept of “garden rooms,” or creating intentional spaces within the garden with different purposes. Special features include a woodland walk, monarch alley, and creative incorporation of an orchard.

Garden 2

Come see how a habitat can go from lawn to native in just four years! The gardener purchased this Oakland City home just blocks from the BeltLine in July 2020. After sheet mulching the 0.12 acre property and acquiring plants through GNPS plant rescues, trades, and a few purchases, the small lot is now home to more than 125 different plant species, 90% of which are Georgia natives like Oakleaf Hydrangea, Virginia Sweetspire, Hearts-a-bustin’, Sweetbay Magnolia, Obedient Plant, and more, with non-native exceptions only for edible, non-invasive plants. And it’s now a Gold Certified GNPS native plant habitat! If you’re considering getting started with native plant gardening, this garden can show you how to learn while doing it — without spending a lot of money.

Garden 3

In 2023, Trees Atlanta relocated their headquarters to Oakland City, cutting the ribbon on a beautiful new space. Located right off of the BeltLine, the Trees Atlanta Kendeda TreeHouse demonstrates how native plants can be used in a formal landscape. The plantings are just a year old and feature over 150 species and cultivars of native trees, shrubs, and groundcover. Prominent features include a 1/4-acre meadow, native azalea collection, and granite outcrop installation, pictured here. The grounds’ primary gardener will be on site to answer questions during the tour.


Garden 4 

Born out of the 2020 lockdowns, this Boulevard Heights yard was transformed from manicured grass into an insect’s paradise. The sunny side yard features eight raised garden beds lined by a lush corridor of River Oats, Coral Honeysuckle, Butterfly Weed and Phlox. The backyard hosts an impressive collection of native azaleas, flowering shrubs, and trees. Connected pathways of wood chips and wattle fences help create natural flow throughout the garden.


Garden 5

As soon as he purchased his home, the owner of this Mozley Park garden immediately landscaped the property with native plants. Lots of sun-loving forbs and grasses make a pocket meadow in the front yard. Just a few plants from the long list are Yarrow, Anise Hyssop, Mountain Mint, and Purple Coneflower. Under the Red Maple, American Persimmon, and Pecan trees in the backyard are shade perennials, including Goat’s Beard, Green and Gold, Crested Iris and more.


Please come out and enjoy!

Intown Atlanta Garden Tour Committee


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