GardenHood Atlanta

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Garden*Hood was awarded "Best New Plant Plant Source" by Atlanta Magazine.  The Garden*Hood Facebook Page always has the latest on what's new at Garden*Hood.

benefiting PRIDE Atlanta!

Friday, July 3 ~ 5-8pm

Admission: Free (donations to PRIDE are gratefully accepted)

Small bites & beverages: Free (all bartender tips go to PRIDE)

Parking: Free in our lot and along the neighborhood side streets.

Love is in the air and PRIDE is in the garden!

It's a great big legally-sanctioned-in-every-state love explosion! And, what better way to celebrate than with a garden party benefiting Atlanta's own PRIDE committee in their 45th anniversary year!

The Atlanta Pride Committee is a certified non-profit working tirelessly to support and raise awareness as well as funds for quality-of-life services for Atlanta’s LGBTQ citizens. Visit and scroll through the History section for gut-wrenching, tear-jerking, stand-up-and-shout snapshots from their 45 years of service. With bravery, fortitude, compassion, and exuberance Atlanta PRIDE has fought discrimination against lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgender and queer persons since 1970 and has made Atlanta a more just, open, and welcoming city for all its citizens.

Last Friday's SCOTUS ruling was a HUGE win for gay rights, but the work isn't finished yet. Transphobia, rising rates of homelessness among LGBT youth, and lack of access to gender affirming healthcare - just to name a few - still loom large, and the Atlanta PRIDE Committee is digging in to combat these issues head-on.

Feeling fired up? Talk to the friendly PRIDE volunteers during Flower*Hour to learn how YOU can help the cause and change lives right here in your community.
Stone Soup Kitchen will provide tasty bites and cool beverages. There's no charge for refreshments, but remember that all tips are being donated directly to PRIDE, so be generous!

* The BIG Flower*Hour Plant Sale *

And just because we're plant geeks doesn't mean we aren't feeling completely love-struck, too. So we're putting all our hardy plants (sun perennials, shade perennials, trees, and shrubs) on sale for a whopping 40% off during the evening. Stock up on heat-loving, drought tolerant, butterfly-attracting beauties to keep your garden from looking like a hot mess this summer.

Holiday Weekend Hours

Friday, July 3: 10am - 8pm (Flower*Hour 5:00-8:00pm)

Saturday, July 4: 10am - 2pm

Sunday, July 5: CLOSED

* Now OPEN Mondays! *

Starting June 1 you can get your plant fix seven days a week!

Garden*Hood's new hours are:

Monday - Friday
10am - 6pm

10am - 5pm

10am - 4pm

Get outside and plant, Atlanta!

Best Garden Shop!

We received the Readers' Choice award for Best Garden Shop in Creative Loafing's 2014 Best of Atlanta issue. Thank you, Garden*Hoodlums! The Readers' Choice award isn't bestowed by an editor in an office somewhere. It comes from YOU - our neighbors, friends, colleagues, and fellow gardeners.

Together we have have sweated through droughts, slogged through torrential rains, held our breath through epic ice storms, and continued to get back out there to garden day after day, season after season. We wouldn't be here without you, and we thank you for keeping the dream of the independent garden center alive and well here in Atlanta.


Now let's garden.

Give the Gift of Professional Garden Design!

Gardening challenges come in all shapes and forms: a brand new home with a blank slate of a landscape; an existing landscape that needs some updating and editing; a happy garden that has just a few trouble spots; a new garden created by the loss of a large tree; a balcony that needs plants.

This year, give someone you love the gift of professional garden consultation services! Garden*Hood's in-house designer, Camille Harvey, offers 90-minute on-site consultations starting at $185. Winter is a great time to plan and plant in order to enjoy a fabulous new garden come spring.

Interested in giving a garden consultation as gift? We can send a printed gift card to the lucky recipient with all the details for setting up the appointment. Contact G*H manager Kacey Cloues to get started: kacey(at)

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International Plant Exploration
Garden*Hood's owner, Scott McMahan, and his intrepid traveling buddies Dan Hinkley, Ozzie Johnson, and Andrew Bunting, have left on another plant-collecting adventure. This time their travels take them to Vietnam and Burma (Myanmar). Scott will periodically post travel updates on the G*H Facebook page, and he'll do a full-color pictorial presentation in January detailing the group's adventures and the plants they collected.

The guys rely on the patronage and support of arboreta, botanical gardens, private collectors, and individual gardeners like you to fund their plant exploration trips. The seeds they collect are distributed to botanical gardens and horticultural institutes around the country for years of research and trialing. Those plants that make the cut after rigorous examination can then be released to the public via retail garden centers like G*H.

If you'd like to become a supporter of these vital horticultural endeavors, click the link below to make your contribution. And stay tuned to our website and email newsletters for updates on the group's adventures and dates for lectures about their collecting trips and newest discoveries.

Hours of Operation

Summer Hours

Monday - Friday 10am - 6pm

Saturday 10am-5pm

Sunday 10am - 4pm

Featured Plants


Acer palmatum 'Bihou'

A NEW, outstanding selection of Japanese maple. You have to see this tree to believe it! Bark and leaves are a fresh spring green during the growing season, but as soon as the weather cools off in the fall, the real show begins. The tree's stems turn bright yellow in October and November, then flush to apricot and finally a vibrant red by mid-winter. Grows 10’-12' high x 6'-8’ wide. Maintains an upright vase shape.

Utilize against a backdrop of deep green conifers or a dark fence or wall to show off the spectacular winter bark. Site in bright morning sun and high, filtered sun or light shade in the afternoon.

Salvia 'Hot Lips'

Very showy selection of Mexican Salvia…incredible bi-color red and white blooms (occasionally solid red or solid white during the heat of summer) The longest blooming perennial we have, covered in flowers May thru October! 2 ½’ x 5’.
Best form is achieved by cutting back plants to 8-10” in late winter/early spring. Sun.


Vitex 'Shoal Creek'

Deciduous small tree or shrub with an upright, vase-like habit.

Grey-green, aromatic, palmate leaves are held in clusters of 5-7 lance-like leaflets and slightly resemble the leaves of a certain illegal plant.

Tiny, fragrant, lilac flowers in large, loose panicles cover the plant from summer until frost – bee and butterfly favorite!

Specimen. Remove the bottom branches for a more tree-like appearance and underplant with showy perennials.

Grows 15’ tall and slightly less wide. Prune hard in winter if needed to maintain a smaller size.

Full sun.

Average, well-drained soil. Drought tolerant once established.

Cornus kousa 'Wolf Eyes'

A variegated, shrubby selection of kousa dogwood with pink & red fall color. Grows 6' high x 6' wide. Best in afternoon shade.


Geranium x cantabrigiense 'Karmina'

Low-growing herbaceous perennial groundcover with deeply scalloped green foliage that turns shades of maroon and purple in cold weather.

Lavender-pink flowers on short stalks appear in spring.

Great, non-invasive groundcover. Also looks good at the front of mixed beds or in rock gardens.

Grows 6”-12” tall and wide.

Sun to part shade.

Average soil and water needs.

Hemerocallis ‘Pink Flirt’

Strappy, grass-like foliage forms thick clumps over time.

Flowers are light pink with yellow-green throats. Ruffled petals add a touch of whimsy. Fragrant!

Blooms early to mid-summer. Reblooms sporadically throughout the summer/early fall. Trim back spent flower stalks and old foliage to promote fresh growth.

Grows 20”-24” tall (in bloom) x 12”-18” wide.

Site in full to part sun.

Average to poor soil is fine. Very drought tolerant once established. An easy-going, high impact, low-maintenance plant.


About GardenHood

Garden*Hood is an independent retail garden center located in Atlanta’s historic Grant Park neighborhood.

Founded by plant people for plant people, Garden*Hood is a nursery where horticultural expertise, exceptional plants, and friendly, knowledgeable staff come together in a unique environment that fosters community, inspires creativity, and nurtures the gardener in all of us.

Garden*Hood is owned by plantsman Scott McMahan.

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