The Peachtree Heights East neighborhood, which is best known for its Duck Pond, is marking the neighborhood’s 100th anniversary this year with a series of celebrations, the first of which is a public tour of gardens and outdoor living spaces Sunday, May 17.

Visitors will gather at Duck Pond Park for a tour of 10 neighborhood gardens in Peachtree Heights East, which stretches east of Peachtree Road from Lindbergh Drive on the south to East Wesley Road on the north.

The self-guided walking tour will highlight outdoor living spaces designed by some of the area’s top landscape designers, furniture companies, party planners and decorators. Furniture, containers, table decor and accessories differentiate this tour from others. The tour offers a combination of Mediterranean, Tudor and Historic-style gardens.

In addition to the tour, Duck Pond Park will be the location for the Duck Pond Market, featuring local artists and craftsmen, food and refreshments, garden displays, and family activities. Duck Pond Park is off Peachtree Road at Lakeview Avenue between Parkside Drive and Demorest Avenue.

The garden tour is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets can be purchased for $20 until May 15 and for $25 after that date. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit, or e-mail

Proceeds from all centennial events will be used for continued maintenance of the neighborhood and park areas.

The Centennial Committee hosting this tour consists of members of the Peachtree Heights East Neighborhood Association, the Ladies of the Lake Garden Club, Neighborhood Trustees and friends of the neighborhood.

— John Schaffner