A friend and I recently had dinner at one of my fave restaurants, Greenwood’s in Roswell, Georgia. When you visit Greenwood’s, not only do you enjoy a great home-cooked meal, but you get a wonderful garden tour, too. Here’s a view of one section of the sidewalk out front of the restaurant. On the other side of the brick wall is a large courtyard where folks either dine or wait for a table to become available inside.
I wish I had thought to take you along on a visit to Greenwood’s earlier in the summer. As beautiful as the flowers are now, they were even more amazing earlier in the summer.
A view looking back toward the other end…
The side facing the street…
Greenwood’s is very popular and people come from pretty far away to dine on their southern fare and home made pies. The wait for a table can take a while on the weekends. Apparently, folks can get pretty creative in their efforts to get seated sooner. This sign hanging out front always cracks me up. It’s titled, “The top ten reasons why you shouldn’t have to wait for a table at Greenwood’s.”
We got there early the evening we dined, so we were seated right away.
I requested a table on their side porch. No one was on the porch when we first arrived. The porch overlooks another one of Greenwood’s gardens. The one off the side porch is both a flower and a vegetable garden. I sat in the blue chair, just in front of the tree that’s growing up through the porch and out the roof. Whimsy…it’s everywhere you look. Love that!
Here’s a view of one section of the garden. I took this picture while seated at our table.
Out across the garden, you see an old truck that’s become a large “planter.” I saw a butterfly land on a flower growing along side the truck.
Fortunately, I had my 18-200mm zoom lens on my camera so I zoomed in for a bit closer look.
I love butterflies…they are as lovely as the flowers they visit.
After dinner, we left via the steps off the side porch and walked right by the end of the truck. See the old boot turned upside down among the flowers?
If you live in Metro Atlanta and like southern cooking and pretty gardens, check out Greenwood’s some evening. If you go on a weekend, go early…or else, you’ll have to come up with a creative excuse that’s not already on the sign out front.
Love garden tours? You’ll find lots more here: In the Garden or just click on the “Nature” category at the top of the blog.