Location: Douglas County Museum of History and Art, 6754 Broad Street, Douglasville, GA 30134
This fun evening will include tasting wine, previewing the miniature gardens displays and viewing the “Caught On Camera” exhibit. Guest will also have the opportunity to see all the other interesting exhibits during this fundraiser for the Museum. Tickets may be purchased at the Douglas County Museum of History and Art, 6754 Broad Street, Douglasville, Georgia, 30134 on Tuesday, May 2 thru Friday, June 2, 10am-5pm and at the door on the time of the event.
The Festival Market Is a juried market which features beautiful art by local artists, handmade jewelry, garden statuary, iron works, plants, (including hydrangeas!), handcrafted soaps and candles, and much more. The Market also includes a French café where you can enjoy lunch. Free shuttle to this location.
Tickets may be purchased at the Douglas County Museum of History and Art, 6754 Broad Street, Douglasville, Georgia, 30134 from Tuesday, May 2 thru Friday, June 2, 10am-5pm and Saturday June 3 thru Sunday, June 4, 8am – 4pm and at the Douglas County Courthouse, 8700 Hospital Drive, Douglasville, Georgia 30134 on Saturday, June 3, and Sunday, June 4, 8am-4pm. Each year, the Garden Tour Committee selects several gardens to showcase. A number of the gardens chosen have been featured in national magazines, one of which has been featured in over 25 publications, including the most recent one, an international magazine from New Zealand. This garden has also been presented on HGTV. Some of the garden locations feature porches, ponds, log cabin, a mini vineyard and even a tree house. You will enjoy spectacular color with hundreds of hydrangeas throughout these gardens. The Committee makes an effort to feature gardens in the downtown Douglasville area, and in the outlying County. Each garden is different in style, size, and features different approaches to gardening. As an added experience, you will enjoy seeing artists painting in each garden. The Garden Tour requires extensive walking and the gardens are not disabled-accessible. Cost for the Garden Tour is $25.00 per person. Free shuttle provided for in-town gardens and events.
This exhibit features paintings, sculptures, photos and more.
Miniature gardens in small containers including wheelbarrows, pots, and a multitude of other creative containers. The miniature gardens include plants, miniature garden furniture and structures and more. This exhibit is one of the Festival favorites. Free shuttle to this location. If you’d like to participate in the Miniature Garden, please download and review the rules here.
Each year the Douglas County Master Gardeners spend countless hours working hard to create this beautiful vegetable garden to feed the less fortunate members of our community. In addition to seeing the vegetable garden, you will enjoy the artistic creations of themed scarecrows. Free shuttle to this location.
Designers and landscape architects design and install self contained gardens utilizing the latest in design concepts. These gardens are designed to give visitors ideas for their own gardens while thinking “out of the box”. Free shuttle to this location.
Members of the Woodie Fite Senior Center Tea Group design their own hats to be worn as a part of the Hat Parade. Also participating in the Hat Parade are a number of Red Hatter groups. The Hat Parade occurs on the front steps of the Courthouse as the Hat Parade participants create a welcoming entrance for the Judges.
Each year, a lead hydrangea is chosen for the Flower Show and the Festival. For 2017, the lead hydrangea is Ocean and the theme is “Making Waves” in a positive way for the community. The Flower Show is a Standard Flower Show and the Show is judged by State Garden Club Judges. The Flower Show has won top state and national awards in its category and this year should be no exception. It is executed by Douglas County Garden Clubs (Ama Kanasta, Town and Country, and Sweetwater), as well as the support of the awesome Douglas County Master Gardeners. The show includes a multitude of horticulture entries from local residents. In previous years, there have been over 500 entries creating a vision for all visitors to enjoy. There are also design table settings, bed trays, educational exhibits and more, all of which are breathtaking. All in all, the flower show is something you will not want to miss. As a suggestion, you might allow 1-2 hours to make sure you are able to see and absorb all the elements of the Flower Show. Free shuttle to this location. Note that the Flower Show opens at 1:00 pm on Saturday due to state judging. It opens at 9:00 am on Sunday.