Come Volunteer

There are many ways to get involved with Woodlands Garden!

We work with over 300 volunteers each year of all ages. These volunteers assist us with activities ranging from invasive plant removal to installing new gardens…. Volunteers also help us with many non-horticulture tasks like hosting public events like Music in the Garden on Sundays, data entry of email addresses, and all types of office tasks. If you are interested in volunteering at Woodlands we would love to find the right task for you!

There are many ways to be part of the beauty and excitement of Woodlands Garden, from office work to gardening to hosting. Please complete this online application. We’d appreciate your help in any way you’re interested in giving back.

‘Thank you’ for GA Gives Day

This is the first year Woodlands Garden has reached our Georgia Gives Day goal – and it’s all thanks to you and your continued support for this greenspace!

We started off our GA Gives Day 2016 campaign with a goal of $5,000 and ended the day with a collective contribution of $5,366. We are thankful to each of you that stopped by to make a donation, and to those that helped spread the word about the work we do here. All donations will go towards the maintenance and upkeep of this public garden in Decatur. Though it’s getting nippy out there, the sun still filters in through our Fall-colored canopy. So come by for a stroll through our woods or take in the sunshine on our lawns and enjoy the wonderful space that you have helped us preserve.  

If you missed GA Gives Day 2016, but will still like to support the Garden please visit our online donation page here.

Garden Seasons

Come visit Woodlands any time of the year to experience each season of the Garden or explore the plants in fall & winter virtually via these facebook albums:  Fall Colors and Winter Wonder 

Enjoy a Shinrin Yoku “forest bathing” Walk in the Garden hosted by Renewal by Nature to fully experience winter, and open your senses more fully to the beauty of nature. Walks are currently scheduled for Sunday mornings through January, with a special First Day walk offered on New Year’s Day. Group size is limited to 12 participants, so be sure to register early to save your spot.  In 2016-11/20, 12/4 or In 2017- 1/1, 1/15, 1/29…. More information and registration found here.

How often do you get to come across a garden in full bloom around this time of the year? While most of our plants take a break for the winter, our Camellia garden is at its colorful best now. Take a walk through to see the pretty flowers in a range of reds, pinks and whites.

Our Hellebore blooms are just starting to peep out. The Holly trees are filled with their characteristic red berries, the beech trees are still holding on to their fall colors and our lovely Egdeworthia chrysantha, commonly known as Paperbush, has its cream yellow flowers on display. Earlier this month, we spotted ice ribbons on our Frostweed (images below). The Verbesina virginica, known as Frostweed, Virginia Crownbeard and Iceplant, have dark green leaves and bright white flowers that usually bloom in late summer. However, they have a bloom of a different sort in the winter. The stems let out water that freezes into fascinating shapes to form ribbons of ice in the colder weather.