By Collin Kelley
If you’re looking for some inspiration to spruce up your home and garden, these upcoming home and garden tours around Intown are sure to help.
Inman Park Tour of Homes
The 2014 Tour Of Homes is part of the annual Inman Park Festival on April 25-27. The tour will feature 11 homes and points of interest in the community. Homes featured this year include those with Victorian, Gothic, Craftsman-style bungalows, modern lofts and Inman Park United Methodist Church. Advance tickets are $15 at inmanparkfestival.org or $20 at the sales booth located at the intersection of Euclid Avenue and Elizabeth Street during the festival. Tour hours are noon to 4 p.m. on Friday and noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
Buckhead Garden Show
The Southeastern Horticultural Society is planning an abbreviated edition of its annual flower show at the Buckhead Theatre on April 25 – 27. The Southeastern Flower Show, usually held at the Cobb Galleria, will return in 2015, but this year The Garden Show in Buckhead will focus on community gardening. Speakers will include Vince Dooley, Steve Penley, cookbook author Gena Knox along with a marketplace, photography exhibit, children’s activities, local chefs, floral designers and the announcement of a “legacy garden” at Charlie Loudermilk Park. For tickets and information, visit sehort.org/gardenshow.
Decatur Garden Tour
Eight homes will be featured on the tour April 26-27, along with public spaces like The Wylde Center, Hawk Hollow and the Woodland Gardens. Tickets and information are available at decaturgardentour.com.
ASA Decorators’ Show House & Gardens
The walls of Palazzo Rosa, the 44th annual Decorators’ Show House & Gardens, are no stranger to the creative minds of the Atlanta Symphony Associates’ annual group of elite designers. Originally designed in the Italian Baroque Style by three Georgian architects —Neel Reid, Hal Hentz and Philip Shutze—the home is now considered a “green” house with an innovative geo-thermal heating and cooling system. The home is open to the public from April 26 until May 18 and proceeds will benefit the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Tickets are $25 if purchased before April 25, $30 afterwards or at the door. For tickets and more information, visit DecoratorsShowHouse.org.
Druid Hills Tour of Homes & Gardens
The 46th annual tour will take place May 2-4 and feature seven homes and gardens, as well as the Callanwolde Artist & Pottery Market and Lullwater Conservation Garden Plant Sale. New this year will be a series of “Bar Talks” at Emory Village including Frank Neely of Frank G. Neely Design Associates at Slice & Pint on May 2 at 4:30 p.m.; Eric King & Holly Brooks of King Landscaping at Saba on May 3 at 5:30 p.m.; and Larry Bosarge of Southern Outdoor Construction & Design at Ink & Elm, on May 4 at 4:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchase at druidhillstour.org. Proceeds from the tour and events benefit the Druid Hills neighborhood.