Druid Hills Tour of Homes & Gardens

The Druid Hills Civic Association announces the 2017 Druid Hills Tour of Homes & Gardens and Makers Market! The premiere tour of homes and gardens celebrates the evolution of the architecture and design of the Druid Hills neighborhood in Atlanta.

TOUR DATES
April 21st – 23rd, 2017

TOUR HOURS
Friday | 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m
Saturday & Sunday |  10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Focused on preserving and extending the vision of noted landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, the Druid Hills Tour of Homes & Gardens will celebrate its 49th year with six elegant homes that feature renovation, restoration, and the work of master gardeners:

834 Lullwater Road, Honora and Dan Handley

1250 Fairview Road, Stephanie and John Giegerich

928 Oakdale Road, Charlie Andrews and Burt Tillman

1017 Oxford Road, Drs. Shannon and James Hamrick

1125 Oxford Road, Sarah and Scott Ellyson

1371 North Decatur Road, Emily and Andrew Webb

1022 Lullwater Road, Julia Roberts (Garden open for tours Saturday only)

The 2017 Druid Hills Tour of Homes & Gardens will also feature a series of free events open to the public.

WEEKEND EVENTS

Jazz in the Plaza
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Emory Village Plaza

Listen to the smooth sounds of local resident Michael Hoskin on saxophone, along with a rhythm section of veteran Atlanta musicians, playing a variety of classic jazz standards.

Makers Market
Saturday | 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Slice & Pint Parking Lot

The Makers Market will feature artwork, jewelry, clothing, furniture, handmade items, baked goods, and sculpture of Atlanta artists. Parking is not available on site; however, the Tour Trolley will stop in Emory Village at the entrance to Slice & Pint.

Local Bands
Saturday | 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Slice & Pint Parking Lot

Start the evening with music by the Druid Hills Youth Showcase, featuring Madison Chance, Charles Eastman, Sophie Sadd, Chase Calhoun, Taylor Liebold, and others! Later, the Tour welcomes back Bradley Cole Smith, the well-known leader of Doublewide, mixing original music with crowd pleaser covers ranging from Van Morrison and The Stones, to Elvis and Three Dog Night.

Patch Dash 5K Fun Run/ Walk and Tot Trot
Sunday | 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Emory Village Plaza

5K run/walk begins and ends in Emory Village. The Tot Trot is for kids 5 and under. All proceeds benefit childhood cancer research. T-shirts and goodie bags given to participants. Register may register online or onsite at 6:45 a.m.

CDC MUSEUM TOUR
Friday | 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
1600 Clifton Road | FREE

Join for a Guided Tour of the David J. Sencer CDC Museum, a multi-media museum covering US and global health from past to present. Catch the complimentary Shuttle at Slice ‘n Pint in Emory Village at 10:30 a.m. (will also provide retu transportation). Tour begins at 11:00 and lasts for approximately 1.5 hours.

Lullwater Conservation Garden Plant Sale
Friday | 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday | 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Native perennials suited to Atlanta’s climate and drought-tolerant succulents will be available, as well as a variety of heirloom tomato plants. All proceeds will benefit the Lullwater Conservation Garden, Inc., which recently launched an ambitious revitalization of the 6.5-acre garden that it has tended since 1931.

In-Home Events
Saturday & Sunday

  • The music of local harpist, Jennifer J. Richardson
  • Samples of BBQ pork potato skins by the Greater Good BBQ
  • Chef Jennifer Hill Booker signing her new cookbook, Dinner Deja Vu: Southern tonight, French tomorrow
  • Live music by The Obsidian Duo, a husband and wife team that plays jazz, classical, and popular tunes

TICKETS

Tickets for the 3-day tour are available for $25 per person. Proceeds from the tour and events benefit the Druid Hills neighborhood, which is on the National Register of Historic Places.

More information on the 2016 Druid Hills Tour of Homes & Gardens!