Hay House, a property of The Georgia Trust, offers an array of events and programs throughout the year.

Spring Stroll of Macon’s Historic Homes and Gardens

May 1-3, 2020

Hay House
934 Georgia Avenue
Macon, GA 31201

Make plans now to attend Middle Georgia’s premier house and garden event. Now in its 27th year, Spring Stroll of Macon’s Historic Homes and Gardens features some of the city’s most spectacular private gardens and houses. All proceeds benefit Hay House, a property of The Georgia Trust, in historic Macon, Georgia.

Enjoy a fun-filled weekend of all things gardening. Friday’s event will feature two garden lectures, a lunch that includes a floral design demonstration, and a floral design workshop where guests can create their own take-home arrangements. Saturday and Sunday are filled with tours of some of Macon’s most awe-inspiring historic homes and gardens. The free Garden Market will return to Hay House’s front lawn on Friday and throughout the weekend.
Please note that no tours will take place on Friday. 

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FRIDAY, MAY 1
Garden Lectures, Floral Design Demonstration and Floral Design Workshop

Friday, May 1, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday’s event will feature two informative lectures, a lunch that includes a floral design demonstration, and a floral design workshop where guests can create their own take-home arrangements. And you won’t want to miss the free Garden Market that will return to Hay House’s front lawn on Friday and throughout the weekend.
No tours will take place on Friday.

All Lectures, Floral Design Demonstration with Lunch, and Floral Design Workshop
Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Hay House
Hay House, 934 Georgia Avenue, Macon

Enjoy a fun-filled day of informative lectures, lunch with a floral design demonstration, and an inspiring workshop where guests can create their own take-home arrangement.
Does not include admission to the Historic Homes and Gardens Tour.
$135 per person

Lecture: Staci Catron and
Mary Ann Eaddy

Friday, May 1, 10 a.m. at Hay House
Staci L. Catron, Director of Cherokee Garden Library, and historic preservationist Mary Ann Eaddy are the authors of Seeking Eden: A Collection of Georgia’s Historic Gardens. Their book promotes an awareness of, and appreciation for, Georgia’s rich garden heritage and features the stories of nearly thirty designed landscapes first identified in the early twentieth-century publication Garden History of Georgia, 1733–1933.
$20 per person

Floral Design Demonstration and Lunch: Canaan Marshall
Friday, May 1, 11:30 a.m. at Hay House
Canaan Marshall is the floral designer of your dreams whose joie de vivre is evident in his passion for event and floral design. His work has been featured in the pages of Traditional Home, The Atlantan, Southern Living, and Macon Magazine. His lineup of sophisticated events includes ADAC’s To Live & Dine, Historic Macon Foundation’s Design Wine & Dine, and Atlanta Symphony Associates’ Decorators’ Show House & Gardens opening party. He will present a floral design demonstration.
$65 per person

Lecture: Carleton Wood, Executive Director of Hills & Dales Estate
Friday, May 1, 2 p.m. at Hay House
$20 per person

Floral Design Workshop: Mary Pinson
Friday, May 1, 4 p.m. at Hay House
Mary is the owner of Mary Pinson Floral Design Studio in Downtown Macon. Mary grew up in Montgomery, Alabama, where she cultivated an appreciation for celebrating often and entertaining thoughtfully, especially thanks to her mother’s fervor for hosting beautiful affairs. Design is at the heart of what sparks Mary’s soul. With each Master Class at Flower School New York, she refines her calling. Her taste of fashion, art and music and her value of family and friends provide constant influence on both her work and life. Guests will create their own take-home arrangement.
$50 per person


All lectures and workshops take place inside Hay House. Pick up your tickets on the front steps of Hay House, starting at 9 a.m. on Friday.


FREE Garden Market

Friday, May 1, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Hay House, 934 Georgia Avenue, Macon

Nestled among historic magnolias and camellias, the Garden Market returns to the beautiful lawn of Hay House in the heart of Downtown Macon. Browse charming vendor booths for flowering plants and trees, perennials, garden and patio accessories, potted plants, home accents, and much more!

SATURDAY, MAY 2
Historic Homes and Gardens Tour

Saturday, May 2, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Amble at your leisure through blooming private gardens and stunning homes on Saturday, May 2, and Sunday, May 3. Throughout the weekend, enjoy the free Garden Market on the front lawn of Hay House, where you can browse vendor booths full of flowering plants and trees, perennials, garden and patio accessories, potted plants, home accents, and much more!
Tickets are valid both days of the tour.
$30 in advance, $35 day of


All purchased tickets will be placed on will call and available for pick-up at Hay House (934 Georgia Avenue, Macon) during the event.


FREE Garden Market

Saturday, May 2, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Hay House, 934 Georgia Avenue, Macon

Nestled among historic magnolias and camellias, the Garden Market returns to the beautiful lawn of Hay House in the heart of Downtown Macon. Browse charming vendor booths for flowering plants and trees, perennials, garden and patio accessories, potted plants, home accents, and much more!

SUNDAY, MAY 3
Historic Homes and Gardens Tour

Sunday, May 3, Noon to 4 p.m.
Amble at your leisure through blooming private gardens and stunning homes on Saturday, May 2, and Sunday, May 3. Throughout the weekend, enjoy the free Garden Market on the front lawn of Hay House, where you can browse vendor booths full of flowering plants and trees, perennials, garden and patio accessories, potted plants, home accents, and much more!
Tickets are valid both days of the tour.
$30 in advance, $35 day of


All purchased tickets will be placed on will call and available for pick-up at Hay House (934 Georgia Avenue, Macon) during the event.


FREE Garden Market

Sunday, May 3, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Hay House, 934 Georgia Avenue, Macon

Nestled among historic magnolias and camellias, the Garden Market returns to the beautiful lawn of Hay House in the heart of Downtown Macon. Browse charming vendor booths for flowering plants and trees, perennials, garden and patio accessories, potted plants, home accents, and much more!

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Know Before You Go

All purchased tickets, including Lecture, Workshop and Tour tickets, can be picked up on the front lawn of Hay House during the following times:

  • Friday, May 1, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 2, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 3, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Friday’s Garden Lectures and Floral Design Workshops will be held inside Hay House. Pick up your tickets on the front steps of Hay House, starting at 9 a.m. on Friday.
  • Spring Stroll is a self-guided walking tour that takes place at private homes and gardens and may include uneven or steep terrain.
  • Street parking is available at or near each of the tour sites.
  • Historic Homes and Gardens Tour Tickets are valid for Saturday and Sunday. There is no re-entry to houses and gardens.
  • These tours take place at private residences and gardens, rather than public spaces, and therefore are not often handicapped accessible.
  • Tours are done at your own pace and require a good amount of walking, often over uneven streets and sidewalks. Please dress comfortably and wear flat, comfortable shoes.
  • Restrooms are available on the ground level of Hay House, 934 Georgia Avenue, Macon.
  • Event takes place rain or shine.

Walk-Up Tickets

During the event weekend, tickets will be for sale under the big white tent on the front lawn of Hay House, 934 Georgia Avenue, Macon. Tickets for the Historic Homes and Gardens Tour will be $35 per person.

Spring Stroll Sponsors


PRESENTING SPONSORS

GARDEN SEMINARS SPONSOR

HISTORIC HOMES AND GARDENS TOUR SPONSOR

GARDEN MARKET SPONSOR

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