Almost every year, I go on a garden tour sponsored by The Atlanta Botanical Gardens. The tour is called, Gardens for Connoisseurs Tour, and this was it’s 26th year. The tour always includes around 12 gardens, and occasionally, a well-known/famous person’s garden will be on the tour. This year, we had the pleasure of touring the garden of Arthur Blank, co-founder of The Home Depot and the current owner of the Atlanta Falcons.
Here’s a view of the back of the Blank home. I snapped this pic as we made our way to a back entrance drive where we began our tour.
The Blank home is situated on 5 acres. Arthur Blank and his wife, Stephanie, are big proponents of parks and green spaces in communities and they have worked hard to push for the development of more parks in the Atlanta area. Their back yard was very much like a park setting…it was beautiful!
This little guy gave us a good laugh. See the tall thingy in the background that looks sort of like a bird house? Well, it’s not a birdhouse. Can you guess what it is? Here’s a hint…they were everywhere on the property.
There’s a putting green on the property. Fun!
This is the actual front of the home. The Blanks did a full renovation on their Italian Renaissance styled estate.
Everywhere you look, there are beautiful views and lovely flowers.
A refreshing spot to cool off in this Georgia heat…