Stroll under the canopy of massive Live Oaks in Savannah's Historic District, and enjoy beautiful Crape Myrtle flowers in the summer and Camellia blossoms in the winter. For more than 275 years, Savannah residents have grown plants and trees for commercial and culinary reasons, creating world-class ornamental gardens. The coastal city's unique blend of Northern trees and tropical shrubs makes it a gardener's paradise. Enjoy original tales and folklore pertaining to the history and science of Savannah's flowers, plants, and trees with licensed tour guide Roy Heizer. More than 160 photographs exhibit flora from the Historic District, squares, the house museum gardens, the Savannah Botanical Garden, Bamboo Farm, and Coastal Gardens.
Roy Heizer is the author of several books on the history, folklore, and mythology of garden plants. He lived for several years in Charlotte, where he learned about the Queen City's haunted history. Nancy Heizer, Roy's wife, has provided photography for all his books.