Spring Stroll 2017



Hay House presents the 24th Annual

Hay House Spring Stroll of Macon Houses and Gardens

May 5th – 7th 2017


Enchanting gardens and historic home interiors await your discovery during Spring Stroll of Macon Houses and Gardens.  Previously named one of the Top 20 events in the Southeast by the Southeast Tourism Society, this premier house and garden event, now in its 24th year, will be hosted by Hay House on May 5-7 in historic Macon, Georgia. The event is sponsored by Riverside Ford Lincoln, SunTrust Bank, ACE Hardware, Cox Communications, Butler Automotive Group, T-Lake Environmental, with media sponsors, Cox Communications, The Telegraph, 13-WMAZ, and Macon Magazine.

For Ticket Information Scroll Bottom of  Page


Spring Stroll Tours


Spring Stroll Garden Tour

Marvel at select private gardens in the North Macon Area. Highlights of the Secret Gardens Tour include an enormous Country Club property that boasts a fountain, gazebo, sculpture, children’s play and tree houses, and a charming loggia fitted for outdoor living.  The tour participants will also enjoy the multilayered settings of a homeowner whose planted areas feature a shade garden, a wildflower meadow, a brick bordered vegetable garden and a koi pond set in a landscape designed by Alex Smith. Guests will also see other distinguished gardens in the north Macon and Vista to Rivoli areas.

Spring Stroll Interiors Tour

The splendid architecture on display in the Ingleside will include the Tudor Revival-style house of a musician whose furnishings reflect his continual world travels and accompanying collecting, a charming Arts and Crafts-style residence with amazing period décor, and a cottage belonging to a talented couple with charming rooms that boast inherited pieces as well as objects acquired during their studies at Berkeley. Also featured is one of Macon’s finest English Regency-style houses adorned with family antiques and sophisticated decoration and a neoclassical Macon cottage surrounded by a manicured landscape.


Florabriliance and Garden Market


Florabrilliance Flower Exhibit

Ticket holders will also be able to view unique flower arrangements by local florists on the main levels of Hay House. Explore different displays with some “out of the box” ideas by some of the most talented floral designers in Middle Georgia.

FREE Garden Market!

Nestled among historic magnolias and camellias, the Garden Market returns to the beautiful lawn of Hay House in the heart of downtown Macon. Browse charming vendor booths for flowering plants and trees, perennials, garden and patio accessories, potted plants, home accents, and much more! Garden Market Hours: Friday and Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm and Sunday 1 pm – 5 pm


Free Seminars!


Friday at 2:30 PM at Hay House   Walter Reeves, “How to Be Sherlock Holmes in Your Garden”

Ever puzzled over a diseased flower or a shrub with holes in the leaves? How can you figure out what is afflicting your plants without being a plant pathologist or an entomologist? Atlanta’s garden guru, Walter Reeves, will teach you how to look for patterns in the plant damage you see. This will help you know whether a bug, a disease or something else has caused the problem. Bring your weeds or plant damage for Walter to inspect and lend his expertise “While You Wait!”

Saturday at 11 AM at Hay House   Tim Lake, Sr. — RLA, ASLA 

Tim, a registered landscape architect with over a quarter century of robust experience, is President of T. Lake and has led the firm in the planning, design and construction of successful projects across the southeast that include the revitalization of college campuses and downtowns. Tim will lecture on practical regional gardening concepts, drawn from his work with hundreds of private gardens in Georgia and the Carolinas and will answer homeowner’s questions about their own landscape problems.


Ticket Information


Garden Tour – $25 / $20 with advance purchase         

  • Friday, May 5, 10 am – 5 pm
  • Saturday, May 6, 10 am – 5 pm
  • Sunday, May 7, 1 pm – 5 pm

Historic Interiors Tour- $25 / $20 with advance purchase

  • Friday, May 5, 5 pm – 8 pm
  • Saturday, May 6, 5 pm – 8 pm

Combo Tickets- $45 / $35 with advance purchase

*All Garden and Combo Tour Ticket Holders Will Receive a Complimentary Tour of Hay House.

*Advance Ticket Sales Locations

Prior to the event, tickets are available at the following locations from April 5 until May 4th at 5 pm:

  • Riverside ACE Hardware: 3600 Riverside Drive, Macon
  • Wesleyan ACE Hardware: 5020 Forsyth Road, Macon
  • Rutland ACE Hardware: 6173 Houston Road, Macon
  • ACE Hardware of Gray: 243 West Clinton Street, Gray
  • Circle ACE Hardware: 215 S. Commercial Circle, Warner Robins
  • Easy Living Garden Center: 400 N. Perry Parkway, Perry
  • Agape Nursery: 3724 Agape Village Road, Macon
  • Creter’s, 2374 Ingleside Avenue, Macon
  • Johnson’s Garden Center & Florist: 140 Hartley Avenue, Macon

To purchase online tickets CLICK HERE

In person at Hay House, 934 Georgia Avenue

Or by phone: (478) 742-8155

Attention: During the event weekend, tickets will be for sale under the large white tent on the grounds of Hay House. All sales are final. ALL purchased tickets will be placed on will call and available for pick-up at Hay House during the event.