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Spring Stroll Tour of Gardens

April 30, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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One event on May 1, 2022 at 12:00 pm


Enchanting gardens await your discovery at Middle Georgia’s premier garden event! Now in its 27th year, Spring Stroll Tour of Gardens features some of Macon’s most spectacular private gardens.

Enjoy a fun-filled weekend of all things gardening!

Spring Stroll Tour of Gardens


Saturday Tour hours 10 am – 5 pm

Sunday Tour hours Noon – 5 pm

Saturday and Sunday are filled with tours of some of Macon’s most awe-inspiring gardens in the College Hill neighborhood. You’ll also enjoy three lectures from gardening experts, including historian James Barfield, container gardening expert Laura Tuck, and Matthew Israel, camellia expert and executive director of Massee Lane Gardens.

Price: Purchase the Spring Stroll Ticket Bundle for $65 (includes Spring Stroll Tour of Gardens ticket and all three lectures at Hay House —a savings of $10!) or $45 for Garden Tour only.


Lectures at Hay House

Saturday, April 30, 10 a.m.

Jim Barfield – Notable Gardeners from Macon’s Past
James Everett Barfield, Jr. is a local historian. A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Mercer University and Georgia College and State University, he taught history in Bibb County for thirty years. Involved early in Macon’s historic preservation movement, he also has been involved with the Hay House for more than forty years. He has led rambles in Rose Hill Cemetery since 1990 and lectures frequently about Macon history and gardens.

Saturday, April 30, 2 p.m.

Laura Tuck – A How-To on Container Gardening
Laura Tuck is the owner of Potted Elegance, home to unique and one-of-a-kind container plantings, for seasonal enjoyment, as well as annual color, and landscape design.

Sunday, May 1, 2 p.m.

Matthew Israel – Camellias
Matthew Israel is the executive director of Massee Lane Gardens, the botanical garden headquarters of the American Camellia Society, an International Garden of Excellence, and a Georgia Camellia Trail garden. Located in Fort Valley, Georgia, Massee Lane Gardens is home to one of the world’s finest camellia collections.

Price: $10 per lecture or purchase the Spring Stroll Ticket Bundle for $65 (includes all three lectures at Hay House and a ticket to the Spring Stroll Tour of Gardens—a savings of $10!)


All purchased tickets will be placed on will call and made available for pickup at Hay House during the event.

All proceeds benefit the continued restoration and maintenance of Hay House, a property of the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation.


April 30, 2022


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2022 – 2023 Safety Measures and Procedures

The Hay House, a property of the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation, feels a special duty to protect those who attend, participate, and staff our special events.

For Hay House events, the wearing of masks or face coverings is optional until further notice.