Thursday, June 5, 2014

Historic Districts’ Annual Garden Tour in Decatur Set for June 8

The colors of summer will be on display, Sunday, June 8, when the residents of Old Decatur and Albany Historic Districts present its annual Garden Tour. From shaded to sunny and formal to eclectic, these gardens offer ideas and inspiration. From 1 to 5 p.m., gardens will be available for viewing and homeowners will be on hand to share gardening tips.

This year’s tour boasts 12 beautiful private gardens, and in addition to the home gardens, the tour will also feature the gardens at the Old State Bank and St. John’s Episcopal Church. Light refreshments and maps of the tour will be available at Frazier Park.

Gardens on tour include:

Old Decatur Historic District
601 Oak Street NE
419 Oak Street NE
712 Line Street NE
412 Oak Street NE
120 Cherry Street NE
Frazier Park – corner of Ferry and Cherry Streets

Albany Historic District
819 Johnston Street
1047 Jackson Street
1050 Grant Street
417 Sherman Street
814 Johnston Street
817 Johnston Street
425 Sherman Street
Old State Bank – 925 Bank Street NE
St. John’s Episcopal Church – 202 Gordon Drive SE

The city of Decatur is unique in that it has two separate historic districts both of which are listed in the National Register of Historical Places. Combined, the Old Decatur and New Albany Historic Districts represents one of the finest and largest collections of Victorian and earlier 20th century craftsman and bungalow homes in Alabama. The homes date back, in some instances, to the early 1800s, while most were constructed around the turn of the 20th century. Homes and gardens in the historic districts are not normally open for public viewing except when a select number open their doors and gardens during the Garden Tour and annual Historic Decatur Christmas Tour.

The tour is free and self-guided. For more information on the Garden Tour, contact the Decatur-Morgan County Convention & Visitors Bureau at 800.524.6181 or 256.350.2028.

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