16th Annual Tabby & Tillandsia Garden Walk
Historic Tabby Cabins 1195 Arthur J. Moore Drive, St. Simons Island
Saturday, April 30, 2022 • Tickets Available Online Now

Event Highlights:

• Saturday, April 30, 2022, 10:00am-4:00pm - self guided tour of 8 private gardens
• Ticket cost to tour gardens: $30 in advance & $35 event day
• Free Activities at the Cabins:
        > Member Cultivated Plant Sale
        > Tours of the Cabins conducted by Cassina members
        > Jefecitas Mobile Kitchen
        > Garden Party with Annie Akins performing from 3:30-5:30pm

Event Details
• Saturday, April 30, 2022, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
• 1195 Arthur J. Moore Drive, St. Simons Island
• Ticket cost: $30 in advance and $35 on day of event
• 2022 Garden Tour Sponsors

Garden Walk Tickets

You may purchase tickets online now via PayPal or with a credit card. Tickets will be available for pickup at the cabins on Gascoigne Bluff beginning at 9:00 a.m. the morning of the Garden Walk.

On the day of Garden Walk, you may purchase tickets for $35 at the Tabby Cabins.

Click here to purchase Garden Walk Tickets

Garden Walk Tickets


Tickets are also available at local businesses: ACE Garden Center, GJ Ford Bookshop, St. Simons Drug Company and Righton Books. For further ticket information, please contact Gail Cook at 404-310-1525 or email: gailcook52@hotmail.com.
Garden Descriptions/Garden Walk 2022
Marsh Side Retreat
Visitors to this lovely marsh side property are welcomed by the gentle rustling sounds of a stately Canary Island date palm. Around the corner, on the side of the home, find a raised bed citrus garden abundant with a Persian lime, Meyer lemon, Ponkan tangerine, Satsuma tangerine and variegated pink lemon trees. Completing the grove is a fruit cocktail tree. The expansive back lawn is rimmed with native plantings of White Encore Azaleas and lush Palmettos. Ascend the stairs to the pool surrounded by overflowing urns of Agave and seasonal color. The pool provides the backdrop for the outdoor room and a cozy fireplace that is accented with a “Tree of Life” sculpture. As you descend the pool area be sure to take in the panoramic view of the Marina, Saint Simons Causeway and surrounding rivers.
Vistas at Kings Point
A formal courtyard garden, centered with massive Enzo Zago Italian terra cotta containers filled with dramatic mature Agave plants, welcomes visitors to this timeless Spanish Villa. Glance to the left of the home for the stunning vistas of the Sidney Lanier Bridge and the Brunswick River. Cross over to the left of the home to a formal boxwood garden and say hello to a whimsical garden sculpture, “Jim the Rabbit”. Follow the path lined with hydrangeas to the rear garden and pool area. This garden has been transformed since Hurricane Irma with Muhly and native grasses for low-maintenance year-round texture and color. The home’s expansive veranda invites you to linger longer and enjoy the extraordinary marsh views and playful garden sculptures. Exit along the driveway lush with giant Philodendron Xanadu and Chinese fringe trees.
Colorful Hideaway
“Whalecome” to this eclectic garden, with brightly colored lanterns bobbing above a wide array of flowers. View an enjoyable garden with cheerful colors and whimsical yard art. The homeowner is a true gardener with a passion for color with plantings of bright Hibiscus and pops of seasonal color. Koi ponds with playful fish sculptures dot this happy space. Mexican tiles decorate the walkways and rear patio. This is a garden that inspires the love of color!
Black Banks Sculpture Garden
As you approach this property, you will be awed by the architecture of this home, designed by a local architect who was inspired by the work of Frank Lloyd Wright. Large sculptures, Birds of Paradise and mature Agave flank the home’s entrance. Camellias and a clumping bamboo hedge afford privacy as you proceed along the side path. When you enter the back of the property, you will be astonished by what awaits. Admire the Muhly grass mixed with other native plants. The sculptures of renowned artist Stephen Kishel provide color and structure to this hidden gem.
Shades of Green
Home to a devoted gardener, this low maintenance landscape features a variety of plants with variegated foliage that provide a lovely soft palette for this semi-shaded area. As you enter the pathway, notice a swing, tucked away in the far corner, that beckons you to relax and enjoy this peaceful space. Wander further along the path of this pie shaped garden and savor the many plantings that include: Ajuga, Agapanthus, Hydrangea, Fatsias, Farfugium Japonicum and African Iris. Meyer Lemon, Olive and Maple trees are artfully mixed with the stately old Live Oak trees.
A Fresh Approach
Visitors to this unique property will immediately discover the open, uncluttered nature of the landscaping. As they explore more deeply, however, they will be drawn into it like eyes into a painting. Winding brick walkways carry the visitor through sculpted lawns and beds, creating contrasts of shapes, textures, and values that are pleasing to the senses. A large variety of plants that will flourish in our coastal environment have been carefully arranged to enhance the beauty and serenity of the landscape. Be sure to take a moment to greet their pet, Della the Duck.
Garden on the Green
Nestled among stunning oaks, this recently remodeled Sea Palms home and studio, with a connecting breezeway, is casual and welcoming. Two colorful Hawthorn trees frame the breezeway’s entrance. The gracious owners invite you to walk through their home. Be wowed by the two-story living room and the game room’s elevated train set going "clickety-clack" around the ceiling. Continue your visit into the back garden. Listen to the soothing sounds of the bubbling bird fountain surrounded by holly ferns and variegated tri-color ginger. The crescent shaped patio is edged with elephant ear plants, giant philodendron and liriope. Take a minute to enjoy the extensive golf course views. As you exit the patio, circle by the screened in porch and notice the planters, abundant with a variety of succulents.
Cottage on the Cul-de-Sac
What a delight to discover this lovely cottage tucked away on a peaceful cul-de-sac. The generous front walkway is lined with Pringle’s dwarf podocarpus and boxwood topiaries. Both reflect the owner’s love of English gardens. An impressive sculpture, “Sunrise over East Beach”, accented with a butterfly garden, welcomes you to this beautiful property. The backyard is centered with a sparkling blue pool that beckons guests with floating lounges. An English boxwood topiary garden, surrounded by seasonal color, completes this captivating property. Your departure will lead you under an arched metal trellis, defined by two olive trees.
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Cassina Garden Club, Inc.
P. O. Box 20191 • St. Simons Island, Georgia 31522

We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and beautification of St. Simons Island