Plan Your Visit

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We have added the Plan Your Visit page to help visitors like you who are coming from outside of the Savannah area. Past visitors have been spreading the word about The NOGS Tour of Hidden Gardens and the desire to visit Savannah, the hostess city is growing. Many of you want to combine your love of visiting the historic downtown with your love of gardens. You can do both and at the same time, sharing the art of southern hospitality. The Garden Club of Savannah, established in 1927 has  a tradition of providing walking tours and serving Tea with traditional southern hospitality. Our members look forward to preparing and serving each of you. Over the years our venue has changed since we needed a larger space to entertain our guests. We are limited in the number of gardens we share because we want to ensure that we can provide volunteer docents in each location over a period of two days.  Our tour has a limited number of 800 guests so we can plan for accordingly for the tea.  Net proceeds fund local grants for education and garden beautification.

Currently, the Tea is hosted in the Green-Meldrim House most notable for the period it became Sherman’s Headquarters. It’s a magnificent home that exudes history, and invites guests to share in the beauty inside. Our members design flower arrangements for each room making the Tea a truly elegant, memorable experience.  Light finger sandwiches are served on silver platters too! This is sure to become one of your most cherished memories for years to come. The Tea takes place in the afternoon. Years ago we served hot tea, but honestly, iced tea is a welcome sight on a warm Savannah day.

Over the years, the Garden Club of Savannah members have started wearing hats along with their deep green garden club aprons. Hats seems to add to the festive nature of the tour. In fact, groups visiting from out of town often wear them because they look great in pictures! The adventure of going behind the garden gates produces a feeling of wonder and sparks conversations. You may meet people from as far east as Japan or as far West as California. Each garden is unique and our volunteers will be able to share what they know about the history and the plants, though not all members are master gardeners so you may want to take pictures to look up plants at your leisure.

If you have any questions, check the FAQ. If you still have questions please write to nogsgardentour@gmail.com .

NOGS Chair 2022: Kathy Shields (Group Sales)

NOGS Co-Chair: Karen Eskew (Business Partners)

There will be no tickets sales before January 2022.

Group sales of 10+ may be available for discounts. Discount codes for groups will be available for online purchase in January.

Once we reach our goal of 800 Tour and Tea Tickets,  Day-of Tickets may still be available, however, they will be for the walking tour only.