A Walk Through Savannah Botanical Gardens
Designed in the late 1980s, Savannah’s Botanical Gardens include both formal and natural spaces maintained by the Savannah Area Council of Garden Clubs. To get there, cross the Talmadge Bridge into Savannah and take Oglethorpe across town to Truman Parkway. Exit on Eisenhower Drive to find rose gardens, an herb parterre, vegetable garden, camellia collection, fern garden and native plant collection. Admission is free, and the gardens are open every day for self-guided tours. You’ll also want to see the historic Reinhard House on the grounds, a rare survivor of Savannah’s 19th century architecture moved to the gardens in 1990 to escape demolition, and leave some time for reflection in several private spots among the trees.
Garden paths wind their way through different spaces. Keep an eye out for the bright red water pump.
The rose garden is named in memory of Ann Douglas White.
An herb parterre and vegetable garden are located behind the Reihnard Farmhouse.
Continue along the path deeper into the bog garden and pond.
Have a picnic lunch or read a book among the butterflies.
Purple irises grow along a white picket fence.
Calla lilies are brilliant in spring.
Make your way back to the camellia and azalea garden adjacent to the Reinhard House.
All photos by Hannah Clark.