Johns Creek Beautification Secret Garden Tour

We are very pleased to announce that Autrey Mill Nature Preserve and Heritage Center will once again be a featured stop on the Johns Creek Beautification for the 2021 Annual Garden Tour, May 1, 2021, from 9 am – 4 pm. From 11 am to 2 pm Autrey Mill will host a variety of vendors and informational booths! From 9 am-2 pm Monarchs Across Georgia will host a native plant sale. More information soon!

Autrey Mill is your lunch stop! Featuring Honey Baked Ham. Lunch tickets closed presale on Tuesday, April 27th.

$10 Lunch

Very few extra lunches purchased for onsite sales. Each boxed lunch consists of a sandwich, chips, and a cookie. There are three options: HoneyBaked ham, turkey, or cheddar tomatoes (which is vegetarian, but not vegan). Lunch orders must be placed 4 days prior to the event. Proceeds from the luncheon will be earmarked to supplement our mission “to create a destination and educational resource to inspire exploration, appreciation, and preservation of the natural environment and local history.

More than a garden destination, this unique Preserve owned by the City of Johns Creek includes miles of woodland trails, historic buildings, a butterfly garden, and a variety of animal exhibits- including ducks, chickens, a rabbit and more. Autrey Mill has also invited our partner organizations including Fulton County Water Resources, Monarchs Across Georgia, the National Charity League, Young Men’s Service League and Fulton County Master Gardeners to help create a unique array of events and programs. Fulton County Water Resources will have a presentation on Gardening for Water Quality with Native Plants and the AMNP Board will be speaking about our rare native plant, the Lady Slipper.

Plant Sale

from 9am to 2pm

Sponsored by Monarchs Across Georgia (MAG)

Flowering native plants, annuals, and perennials

Cash, checks and credit cards accepted


Across the Preserve from 11am to 2pm

Farm Animals and GA Reptiles

Arbor Day Craft

Lady Slipper Booth

Water Quality Booth

Farm History (Green Store, Farm Museum, and Tenant Houses)

Chattahoochee High School  Musicians (Orchestra, Band and Chorus)

Legacy Center

Johns Creek Convention and Visitors Bureau

Flower Arranging Demonstration by JCB

Daffodil Painting Demonstration by Chattahoochee Art Students

Are you feeling inspired to add to your garden? Now is a great time to get bulbs to plant for summer blooms and at the same time, support Autrey Mill. Learn more about Blooming Bucks, a rewards program with Brent and Becky’s Bulbs.

The Secret Garden Tour stops are conveniently located along the Old Alabama Road corridor, which will allow visitors to relax and enjoy each special property at a leisurely pace. Fulton County Master Gardeners will be answering plant-related questions. Educational presentations will be occurring throughout the day at the Nature Preserve. All proceeds from this event will support the work of Johns Creek Beautification and will be specifically earmarked toward the purchase of public art sculptures for the City, landscape beautification projects throughout Johns Creek, and to benefit an extensive Citywide daffodil planting effort to raise awareness of cancer survivorship through their partnership with CanCare. Many of the attractively landscaped medians along SR141 and State Bridge Road are examples of projects facilitated by Johns Creek Beautification and funded through public and private partnerships.

Passes for the Secret Garden Tour will be made available on the John Creek Beautification website. For additional information please visit the Johns Creek Beautification website at

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