The "noble sequence of wooded and gardened squares ...
form[s] the glory of the city"
- William Dean Howell
Today, midst the beautifully preserved architecture and history, it is perhaps the greenery of our squares that helps Savannah stand out the most. Join us on a two-hour walk through some of Savannah's most beautiful green spaces as you learn the history, uses, and lore of Savannah's plant life.
Along the way, encounter wonderful examples of Savannah's ironwork and see how the artists were inspired by their natural surroundings.
Botanical Tours meet in Columbia Square
Available to book at 10am, 1pm, and 4pm daily
- A myriad of local and imported species, including Live Oaks, Magnolias, Crepe Myrtles, Pecans, Resurrection Fern, and Creeping Fig.
- The misnomer that is Spanish Moss, and it's taxonomy, modern and historic uses, and the stories surrounding it.
- Beautiful contemporary botanically-inspired ironwork gates crafted by Ivan Bailey, founding member of the Artist Blacksmith’s Association of North America .
- Savannah's place as second in the nation for our ironworks, and the multitude of historic examples of ironwork artistry.
- Toxic imported plants that have long called Savannah home, such as Oleander and Sago Palm, and their dangerous side effects.
- And so much more of Savannah's natural and crafted beauty.