“Residents and visitors seem to agree that springtime is the best time of year to visit Savannah. Savannah bursts into bloom in the spring, and flowering trees, colorful azaleas, and spring flowers are abundant in its beautiful squares, parks and private gardens. Temperatures are ideal (average high in April of 78 degrees with an average low of 53) for strolling and enjoying the outdoors, and many restaurants and cafes offer outdoor dining.” (SlowTrav.com)
If you love spring flowers, you’ll love the North of Gwinnet Street Tour of Hidden Gardens, held on April 22-23. These walking tours are organized by the Garden Club of Savannah, and are self-guided. The beauty of them is that you can stroll through gorgeous private gardens not usually open to the public.
Then, starting on April 29th, the Deep South Orchid Society has their annual show, held at CCBG’s Andrews Visitor Center. You can see award-winning orchids along with vendor booths offering everything from orchid supplies to orchid art. For more information, call 912-921-5460.
Is Art More Your Thing? More Spring Savannah Attractions!
On April 15 from 5 to 7 p.m., you can attend the dedication ceremony of Oatland’s Mighty Oak, held by the Fiber Guild of the Savannahs. This project started in the spring of 2013 and was funded by Kickstarter, and turned into a piece of art to enhance acoustics of Oatland Visitors Center’s lobby. Techniques used to create this art include spinning, weaving, knitting, felting, quilting and crocheting.
Look Back in Time: Still More Savannah Attractions
Times have changed, for sure – and the Owen-Thomas House will give you a chance to explore yesteryear’s technology and compare it what’s available today at their free family day. Fun fact: this house had running water before the White House did! This event is scheduled for April 23, 2016 from 1 to 4 p.m.
If you’ve never been to this house before, you’re in for a treat. Architectural historians include this among the finest examples of English Regency architecture in the United States and it contains original Owens family furnishings. Plus, there is a “beautiful English-inspired parterre garden and an original carriage house – which contains one of the earliest intact urban slave quarters in the South.”
And, if you’re interested in architecture, then you’ll really appreciate our Savannah architecture tour. The historic district of our city is one of the largest in the county, with thousands of architecturally significant buildings, ranging in style from Federal to Victorian Regency, from Greek and Gothic Revival to Italianate.
Questions? Call us at (912) 231-3571 for more information about the Savannah architecture tour today!