26th Annual Spring Stroll of Macon Houses and Gardens
May 3 – 5, 2019
Enchanting gardens and historic home interiors await your discovery during this year’s Spring Stroll of Macon Houses and Gardens, which will feature 11 houses and gardens in the National Register neighborhoods of Shirley Hills and North Highlands.
Spring Stroll tickets – $35.00 per person
Lecture tickets – $50.00 (4 lectures,) $10.00 (per seminar,) and $25.00 (workshop only)
Tickets can be purchased at Hay House.
Address: 934 Georgia Avenue. Macon, GA 31201
North Highlands and Shirley Hills
Development of North Highlands began in 1898 on former plantation lands, and its streets abound in houses of various styles including Shingle, Queen Anne, Tudor Revival and Craftsman.
Shirley Hills was developed in 1922 according to a master plan, on acreage carved from the estate of U.S. Senator A.O. Bacon. Shirley Hills boasts houses in the Colonial Revival, Neoclassical Revival and even Mid-century Modernist styles, including several works of one of Georgia’s first female architects, Ellamae Ellis League.
This year’s lectures on gardening, cuisine, and historic interiors will be held on Friday March 3rd from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Lecturers include landscape designer Alex Smith, Macon Historian James Barfield, landscape architect Spencer Tunnel and a workshop by Mary Pinson of Mary Pinson Flora Designs in Macon, Georgia.
Titles for Lecture series:
Spencer Tunnell: “Olmsted, Joel Hurt and the Development of Druid Hills”
Jim Barfield: “Historic Gardens of Shirley Hills”
Alex Smith: “Design in the Details: Gardens of the Southeast – A Sample of Works by Alex Smith Garden Design, Ltd.”
Mary Pinson: “Arranging with Garden Flowers” Using locally sourced flowers cut mostly from our yards, we will create a garden masterpiece. Please feel free to bring your favorite garden flowers and greenery from your yard.