Five gardens to be featured in fifth annual Smyrna tour
by Sally Litchfield
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The garden of Fran Spearman will be featured on the Keep Smyrna Beautiful's Fifth Annual Garden Tour on Saturday. The garden tour will feature five residential gardens as well as the butterfly and vegetable gardens at King Springs Elementary School and the rain garden at Durham Park. <br>Staff/Todd Hull
The garden of Fran Spearman will be featured on the Keep Smyrna Beautiful's Fifth Annual Garden Tour on Saturday. The garden tour will feature five residential gardens as well as the butterfly and vegetable gardens at King Springs Elementary School and the rain garden at Durham Park.
Staff/Todd Hull
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Visitors should be amazed at the lovely gardens on the Fifth Annual Keep Smyrna Beautiful Garden Tour on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The rain or shine tour features five residential gardens all within the Smyrna city limits: The Hunter-Kicklighter Garden, the Hillyer Bennett Garden, the Kyle Family garden, the Spearman garden and Betty Williams garden, along with the gardens of King Springs Elementary School that include a butterfly, flower and an educational garden.

“We have a unique variety of gardens on tour,” said Ann Kirk, director of Keep Smyrna Beautiful.

The tour showcases native plants, masonry hardscape, water features, professionally landscaped garden, organic garden and gardens created by homeowners.

The Tea Room, located in the historic Taylor-Brawner House, will feature food, entertainment and a plant sale.

The tour benefits Keep Smyrna Beautiful, a local affiliate of Keep America Beautiful and Keep Georgia Beautiful.

“The money raised is directed toward planting of trees on public lands, primarily Brawner Park. All the proceeds go directly back into the community,” Kirk said.

“We intend for people to learn from their neighbors on how to solve common problems on your landscape. It’s an educational tour as well as a fun tour,” said Kirk, a Smyrna resident.

The presenting sponsor is the Charyn Darby Foundation established in memory of Darby, a prominent Smyrna businesswoman who owned North Georgia Trophy and Engraving and was active in numerous civic and non-profit organizations including Keep Smyrna Beautiful. Darby died in 2009 after a battle against cancer.

Tickets are $15 and may be purchased at the Tea Room at Taylor-Brawner House.

The Taylor-Brawner House is at 3182 Atlanta Road, Smyrna. For more information, call (770)

431-2863.

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