Run by longtime friends and art enthusiasts Anna and Dede, the children's art studio gives crafty youngsters myriad accouterments for creating inimitable masterpieces, and encourages fledgling Rembrandts’ self-confidence in their own artistic abilities. The day-camp sessions impart multihued knowledge to diminutive innovators, using a plethora of supplies such as glitter, paint, and clay to construct fun works of mini human genius. Projects vary day to day and have included the assemblage and decoration of collages, bags, and jewelry. Imaginative whippersnappers are encouraged to get messy in their quest for the ultimate magnum opus, which they can cart home and arrange on refrigerators or inside freezers. In addition to the camp classes listed on the site, sessions on May 31, June 1, and June 2 have been added for Groupon users.
Habersham Garden's horticultural experts guide locals through green mazes of plants that thrive in the Atlanta climate, volunteering shrewd gardening advice and supplying clients with plant-tending essentials. A variety of perennials ($9.99 to $24.99) or annuals ($2.99 to $9.99) adds a splash of color to front yards otherwise embellished by indigenous lawn chairs. Preplanted containers ($24.99+) can compliment a patio, or an orchid ($11.99+) can add a touch of oxygenating beauty to interiors. In addition to an extensive garden center, Habersham Gardens also has a dedicated retail shop filled with supplies, local art, and other garden-related gifts ($22.99+). Habersham Gardens' knowledgeable staff jumps at the chance to give gardening advice, such as when and where to plant certain species and what kind of cake to feed a perennial on its third birthday.
With more than 50 years of experience in the nursery industry, Dana Pike and her staff of experienced plant professionals, horticulturalists, and landscape designers guide home gardeners through 5 acres of plants, supplies, and accessories. Prevent newspaper deliverers from shattering another lawn sculpture of Andre the Giant with a shrub ($5.99+) from lines such as the Southern Living collection. Patrons can inject style and oxygen into interior spaces with one of many houseplants ($3.99+) or reward branchless swings with a tree ($16.99+). Knowledgeable gardeners can advise planters as to which annuals ($1.59+) will grow best in difficult yard environments with little shade or mounting evidence of an underground rabbit-run kitchen, and for an additional fee will plant any greenery purchased. The Family Tree Garden Center’s stock changes weekly. After perusing plants, soil, and gardening tools, patrons can visit the upscale gift shop for home-décor items ($4+). Budding ornithologists can delight in the wild-bird section with a variety of feeders, seed, and bird bungalows, sold with or without squirrel security systems.