The wrought iron Beech Leaf Gate, with organic abstract shapes and leaf detailing, welcomes visitors to Beech Hollow Farm in Lexington. It is custom designed and handmade by local artist Kris Gunderson.

Earth Day Walk

at Beech Hollow Farm

04/22/23   11-2:00 pm, Tanner Biggers

First things first:

Last year we had 32 folks come out for the Wild Ones walk.  To make sure we have enough Beech Hollow folks to take care of all of you, we are issuing RSVP's for the walks.

Join us at Beech Hollow Farm for Earth Day.  Tanner will lead a walk through the Sun and Shade Gardens at 11 am. At 12:30 he will give a short presentation on Native Pollinators.

What's in Bloom?

    • Columbine
    • Rue Anemone
    • Iris cristata
    • Mouse-eared coreopsis
    • Black Cherry
    • Flame Azaleas
    • Pipevine
    • Spiderwort
    • Jack in The Pulpits
    • Red Buckeye
    • Painted Buckeye
    • Scentless Mock-Orange
Iris cristata has flat narrow leaves and lilac flowers. Its 3 sepals bear a white patch adorned with a yellow crest, hence its common name Crested Iris.
Showy bell-shaped flowers of red and yellow droop from the stems of Aquilegia canadensis, or Red Columbine, from spring into midsummer.



Walking On:                         

After a brief introduction to Beech Hollow, our Nursery Manager, Tanner Biggers, will lead the group on a facilitated tour of the sun beds, the shade beds and see what's popping up in the Greenhouse.

Tanner plans on giving a talk about Georgia Wildflowers and Pollinator host plants during our lunch break in the Blue Barn.  After Lunch, we will be making Wildflower seed bombs! This will be a really good opportunity for those who want to get their hands dirty.

A person’s open palms reveal a seed bomb, a ball of mud with seeds inside. Their hands are muddy from the process of making it.

During the seed bomb making activity, Tanner will be giving insight into the fascinating biology and dispersal mechanisms of native wildflower seeds, and we will have an open discussion on how cool these seeds are! Afterward, you'll get instructions for how to plant, or even slingshot your seed bombs out into your yard!

Penstemon australis, Beardtongue, is covered in tubular pink flowers. Strings of abundant bell-shaped blooms curve slightly downward from its upright stems.

What to Bring:

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Bug repellent
  • Sunscreen
  • Lunch
  • Water
  • Curiosity!
Please arrive at 10:45-11 am at Beech Hollow at 1575 Elberton Rd, Lexington, GA. Meet at Beech Leaf Gate by the parking area. Here you can check out pollinator and flower handouts, and sign in at the Welcome table.  Join us for some short introductions before we start the tour at 11 in the Sun Garden.  This tour is completely outdoors so plan accordingly. Photography is welcome.
After a 30-40 minute tour in the Sun Beds, we will take a lunch break with a presentation and refreshments in the Blue Barn. Drinks and snacks will be provided. We encourage everyone to bring a packed lunch. After lunch, we will tour the Shade Garden.
Later, about 2 pm, you can browse the retail area of the nursery, or there will be an optional 45 minute round-trip hike to the magnificent beech tree grove, which gave Beech Hollow Farms its name. We are so excited to take you on a walk through our wildflowers!

Class Sign-up Information:


Beech Hollow Wildflower Farm,

1575 Elberton Rd.,

Lexington, GA 30648

Date: 04/22/23

Limit 25 participants.

Please RSVP above.

Time: 11 am - 2:00 pm,

Cost: $FREE$ presentation

March 11, 2023

Looking Forward to the tour!!

April 13, 2023

Glad you are coming!

March 26, 2023

Just signed up for Earth Day Wildflower Walk with Tanner-woo! Looking forward to my first visit to the farm

April 13, 2023

We’ll be glad to see you there!

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