Lush and Lovely Spaces

Behold, The Beauty Of A Garden

You won’t find large front lawns in Serenbe. The water and fertilizer they need to stay green are bad for the environment, what with the former running off with the latter, and grass clippings are usually removed to keep it pretty when leaving them would actually minimize the need for the fertilizer.

What you will find are gardens with plenty of curb appeal while also being good for you and for the earth. We’re not here to talk about the health and environmental benefits, though. We’re just here to look at lush, colorful gardens.

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Whether filled with vegetables, greenery or flowers, we’ve yet to find a garden we didn’t like. Staci L. Catron and Mary Ann Eaddy agree and will be visiting Serenbe on September 21 to talk about their book “Seeking Eden: A Collection of Georgia’s Historic Gardens.” The book is full of gardens dating from the mid-eighteenth to the early twentieth centuries. Some are rock gardens, some are historic town squares, all are absolutely gorgeous.

Staci and Mary Ann’s talk will include pictures as well as background on the gardens that impacted Georgia’s history. Come by before the talk for a casual meet & greet with wine, beer and refreshments (it wouldn’t be Serenbe without a high level of hospitality, after all!), then stick around after for a book signing with the authors. Find more information + RSVP for the 5pm event here.

And now, back to more lovely gardens you can find when you’re driving through Serenbe.


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