The new children's garden features a vintage metal bed with a 'bedspread' made of flowers — Photo courtesy of Savannah Botanical Gardens
Most Savannah locals only venture down Eisenhower Drive if they have a doctor’s appointment or need to get their driver’s license renewed. But those in the know have another reason to visit this otherwise commercial artery near the Midtown area: Savannah Botanical Gardens.
Conceived and designed in the late 1980s by a group of volunteers, the botanical garden boasts an array of diverse plant life, including roses, perennials, camellias, ferns, herbs, vegetables and other native plants. The 10-acre space also features several walking trails, a two-acre pond, an outdoor amphitheater and an archaeological exhibit.
The Reinhard House, a 19th-century vernacular farmhouse, also sits on the property. It is used for special events and meetings.
The recently opened children’s garden here gives visitors even more reason to stop by this unexpected urban oasis. The colorful space features planted flower and vegetable beds and water and bog gardens, along with a garden archway, garden window, wishing well and flower-themed photo-op wall.
The whimsical space even has a statue made entirely of clay pots and a vintage metal bed with a ‘bedspread’ made of real flowers.
Savannah Botanical Gardens is open daily during daylight hours. Visiting is free, though donations are appreciated and can be left in a donation box in the garden’s entryway. Guests can take a self-guided walking tour or they can pre-arrange for a guided tour of the garden by contacting the office at (912) 355-3883.