Spring/Summer 2017

Join us in the garden for a host of fun events:



Tuesday, April 18
Farm Burger Decatur (410B W. Ponce De Leon Decatur, Georgia 30030)
Enjoy a meal at Farm Burger in Decatur and 10% of the evening’s sales will be donated to Woodlands Garden. What’s not to love- enjoy delicious, grassfed beef burgers with seasonal, local sides while supporting local greenspace!! More details here.


Yoga in Nature with Michelle
On Thursdays beginning June 1
Garden’s Pavilion
Donations Welcome
Join us on Thursdays (starting June 1) for a relaxing session of Yoga from 6:30 – 7:30pm. Michelle Fiory, yoga instructor, will work on breathing, warm-up and stretches to develop strength and flexibility that will tide you through the rest of the week. The classes will be free, but we invite donations for the garden. All are welcome! Please bring a mat, water, and a small towel.
Yoga in Nature with Aditi
On Saturdays beginning June 24
Garden’s Pavilion
Donations Welcome
Join us on Saturdays (starting June 24) for a relaxing session of Yoga from 4:00-5:00pm. The classes will be free, but we invite donations for the garden. All are welcome! Please bring a mat, water, and a small towel.


Sundays from 2-4pm
Performers and dates found here
Garden’s Pavilion
Our garden concerts take place on numerous Sundays in the spring, summer and fall from 2-4pm. Most performers are local musicians. Other music events occur as announced in our Events Calendar. You can find the 2017 concert schedule here.
Into the Wylde: A tour of gardens and greenspaces 
Saturday, May 6
Woodlands Garden is excited to be a part of the Wylde Center’s upcoming garden tour, ‘Into the Wylde’. This 25-year-old event brings over 200 people to tour some of Decatur’s most beautiful and interesting gardens. It is open to people of all ages who are interested in learning about sustainability and exploring our city’s greenspaces. Please contact the Wylde Center or visit their website for more details.

M.A.Y. (Music, Art & Youth) Fair

Saturday, May 13


Throughout the Garden

Woodlands Garden invites you to our annual event, M.A.Y. (music, art, & youth) Fair, a spring celebration of our community’s young talent. During M.A.Y. Fair an artist’s market is held is to provide an environment where kids in grades 2 to 12 can create and sell their own artwork and crafts. Musical performances will take place throughout the event with youth showing off their musical creations. The art booths will be set up on the Garden’s lawn and musical performances will be held in the Pavilion and outdoor performance stage in the Children’s Natural Play Area. This event is free for all and will take place rain or shine.

Special thank you to our event sponsors: Colorwheel and others coming soon!
Poetry Reading
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Garden’s Pavilion

Enjoy a free poetry reading in the Pavilion at Woodlands with Louise Runyon and Thrower Starr between 4 and 5 pm. Supported in part by Poets & Writers.

Louise Runyon is a dancer/choreographer as well as poet. Artistic Director of Louise Runyon Performance Company, she has performed her work in Atlanta and the Southeast for the past 35 years, and has also published three books of poetry. Based in time and space and laced with movement, her poetry reflects a dancer’s sensibility and is grounded in observation of the natural world. Louise is a practitioner of the Feldenkrais Method of movement education. For more information, you can visit her website.

Thrower Starr has worked at Paideia School for 38 years as English teacher and as counselor, and is also a psychologist in private practice. He has written a large volume of poetry throughout his life, drawn to both nature and relationships, and to celebration and loss. This is a rare opportunity to hear Thrower perform his poetry live! For more information, you can visit his website.