Spring Stroll

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.


NEW THIS YEAR! Tickets include tours of houses and gardens. CLICK HERE to purchase tickets.
Advance tickets – $30.00 per person
Day of tickets – $35.00 per person
Lecture tickets – $50.00 (4 lectures,) $10.00 (per seminar,) and $25.00 (workshop only)

Advanced ticket sales locations are listed below


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.


Advanced ticket sales Locations:

  • RIVERSIDE ACE HARDWARE: 3600 Riverside Drive  Macon
  • WESLEYAN ACE HARDWARE: 5020 Forsyth Road  Macon
  • RUTLAND ACE HARDWARE: 6173 Houston Road  Macon
  • AGAPE NURSERY: 3724 Agape Village Road  Macon
  • JOHNSON’S GARDEN CENTER:140 Hartley Avenue  Macon
  • CRETER’S: 2374 Ingleside Avenue  Macon
  • CIRCLE ACE HARDWARE: 215 S Commercial Circle  Macon
  • ACE HARDWARE OF GRAY: 243 West Clinton Street  Gray
  • EASY LIVING GARDEN CENTER: 400 N. Perry Parkway,  Perry

To VOLUNTEER as a docent during the Stroll Please Click HERE to sign up


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