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From the 2012 Druid Hills Home and Garden Tour in Atlanta, Georgia | by UGArdener
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From the 2012 Druid Hills Home and Garden Tour in Atlanta, Georgia

Last Friday we were able to experience this annual event for the first time. Each April, around seven homes and/or gardens in the Druid Hills Area are opened up for three days by volunteers from the Druid Hills Civic Association. The proceeds benefit historic preservation, park and green space restoration.

 

Unfortunately, photography was not permitted inside the houses on the tour, so these shots show only the exteriors of the houses and the gardens, along with street scenes and the front gardens and facades of a number of houses that we passed walking from one featured home to the next. We saw many superbly furnished rooms, some with period furniture from the Arts and Crafts Era.

 

If you have time, you can click on the set: www.flickr.com/photos/ugardener/sets/72157629539198436/wi... and run the SLIDESHOW in full screen mode. The featured homes and gardens are in roughly numerical order with the street scenes and other neighborhood houses at the end. Springtime came three to four weeks early this year, so the dogwoods and azaleas that usually grace the tour were long past. Here is a set of this neighborhood from previous Aprils with more typical spring bloom:

 

www.flickr.com/photos/ugardener/sets/72157623878081406/

 

Here is a link to the official Tour site:

 

druidhills.org/general-tour-information/

 

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Taken on April 19, 2012