"Passing it on.
Building in the present...
on the past...
for the future."
The Lullwater Garden Club was founded on June 28, 1928 by a group of women in the Druid Hills neighborhood. The Lullwater Conservation Garden is a six and one-half acre tract of land, which has been maintained by the Lullwater Garden Cub since 1931. Located in historic Druid Hills, the property originally belonged to the Dan Johnson family and later the Candler estate. In 1964, the Lullwater Garden Club purchased the garden from Emory University for $1,500.
“We believe that by honoring our past and by being diligent custodians of the present, we can make a difference in the future.”
— Jeannie Richardson, President, Lullwater Garden Club
The garden is a beautiful stretch of natural woodland between Lullwater Parkway and Lullwater Road and bisected by Lullwater Creek. The original landscape plan provided for the planting of more than one thousand trees, shrubs and bulbs. A cedar tree was planted as a permanent Christmas tree for the birds. This garden has developed into a splendid profusion of Georgia's native trees, shrubs, flowers and ferns.
Today, a rustic stone entrance welcomes visitors to enjoy our bird sanctuary, wildflower refuge, memorial garden, stone benches, and natural paths. The Garden is a serene "green belt" bordering a busy city. Open to the public, it is an all encompassing project that involves all facets of garden work. Statistics and studies prove that spending time in nature is good for the body and the soul...
Of our lives are typically spent indoors-devoid of sunlight and natural air
People report increased energy and serotonin levels after engaging in activities in nature including walking
A day spent in nature is all it takes to boost energy, creativity and general feelings of well being
The Lullwater Conservation Garden is open to the public year round. We encourage people to join us outside in this beautiful natural habitat. There are opportunities for significant improvement in mental and physical health for all participating community members. We also encourage people to learn about our Georgia wildlife and habitat, conserving and preserving our local resources for many more generations to follow.
If you live near our garden, get involved and help with annual gardening work. We accept volunteers regardless of skill level. There is a rotation in roles, but we’ll teach you all the skills you need to know. Teenagers 14 years and older can earn community service credits for school in addition to getting produce for their families. Donations are also vital to our growth, as we use them for seed, fertilizer, tools, and outreach.