932 Scott Blvd, Decatur, GA 30030 - United States
Woodlands Garden is an eight-acre garden and native plant habitat near downtown Decatur. In 2003, the Morse family donated 7 acres of greenspace to become this public garden. In 2015, Woodlands purchased the adjacent one-acre parcel on the corner of Scott Boulevard and Clairemont Avenue.
At no charge, visitors can explore the historical Morse garden and an educational native plant garden which envelope visitors into the appealing, diverse plant world of the Georgia Piedmont.
While in the Garden, visitors can expect to explore a winding network of mulched trails that meander through the woods. The majority of the plants surrounding these trails are native to the Georgia Piedmont region and feature some incredible Champion Trees like our Bigleaf and Cucumber Magnolias or the Devil’s Walking Stick. The core of the 8 acres surrounds the previous home site, which is now a grassy lawn where the Heritage Garden can be found. In the Heritage Garden, visitors will find Dr. Morse’s original camellia collection, ornamental Japanese maples, and the all ages Natural Play Area. The staff and volunteers provide educational opportunities to learn more about the importance of native plants through workshops and signage, while also maintaining a balance of focusing on the space as an urban sanctuary full of natural serenity.
The Garden’s mission is to preserve a woodland garden as an urban sanctuary for educating and engaging the community in the natural world.
Free admission to the Garden and access to all walking trails.
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