Druid Hills Home Tour
Druid Hills Tour of Homes & Gardens

If you want to explore interiors and exteriors of some of Intown’s most beautiful homes, there are a number of tours coming up in April and May. Here’s a round up.

Junior League of DeKalb Tour of Kitchens
The annual Tour of Kitchens will be held April 23 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. The self-guided tour will feature functional designs from CSI Kitchen & Bath, Home ReBuilders and Splice Design, as well as the historic Mary Gay House in Decatur with a patio remodel by Steve Brewer Landscaping. There will also be culinary demonstrations by chefs Farm Burger, Revival, The Marlay House and more. Proceeds from the Tour of Kitchens support the Junior League’s mission to provide leadership training, resources, and support to empower women to create change in the community. Tickets to the tour are $15 at jldekalb.org/tok.

Druid Hills Tour of Homes & Gardens
The Druid Hills Civic will host the 48th annual event April 22-24, which features the theme “History Happens Here.” This year’s tour features six homes, a garden, plant sale, artists market, live music and the Patch Dash 5K Fun Run/Walk and Tot Trot. The tour events take place Friday from 1 to 5 p.m.; Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Tickets may be purchased in advance on the website at druidhillstour.org. Proceeds from the tour and events benefit the Druid Hills neighborhood, which is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Inman Park Tour of Homes
The 2016 Tour Of Homes is part of the annual Inman Park Festival on April 29-30 and May 1. The tour will feature 10 homes and points of interest in the community. Homes featured this year include an American Foursquare, Victorians, lofts, bungalows and Inman Park United Methodist Church. Advance tickets are $15 at inmanparkfestival.org or $20 at the sales booth located at the intersection of Euclid Avenue and Elizabeth Street during the festival. Tour hours are noon to 4 p.m. on Friday and noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

Gardens for Connoisseurs

Gardens for Connoisseurs Tour
Celebrate Mother’s Day by exploring 10 breathtaking gardens featured on this annual tour, Saturday and Sunday, May 7-8.Benefiting the Atlanta Botanical Garden, the tour spotlights private home gardens in metro Atlanta, including Buckhead, Sandy Springs, Brookhaven and Midtown. Featuring a range of styles and sizes – from tranquil woodland settings to intimate urban oases, the professionally designed to “gardener’s gardens” – the event will delight both green thumbs and the “garden curious” alike.Tickets for the self-guided tour, held rain or shine each day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at atlantabg.org, at the Garden, and at select area retailers. They are $28 in advance (Garden member $22) and $35 on days of the tour, and are valid both days.


Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.