Next time you’re looking for a respite in nature in Georgia, visit the North Georgia Garden Trail.
There, you’ll learn about Monarch butterflies at a certified pollinator habitat and stroll through a national model for native plant preservation. You can also read poetry on giant boulders and view more than 50 hand-built miniature stone structures along the way.
The 26 gardens are open to the public and range from the seven-acre Hart County Botanical Garden, with 16 specialty gardens, to the 330 acres of Thompson Mills Forest, the State Arboretum of Georgia.
Check their site to find gardens near you.
– Margaret Willard, The Georgia 100