Summerville, Georgia: Howard Finster's Paradise Garden

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Address:
200 N. Lewis St., Summerville, GA
Directions:
From US-27, two blocks south of the Walmart, turn at milepost 13 onto Rena St. Drive three blocks until the street ends, then turn right. Paradise Garden will be on the right, parking on the left.
Hours:
Tu-Su 11-5 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
706-808-0800
Admission:
Adults $15.
RA Rates:
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Howard Finster's Paradise Garden.

Howard Finster's Paradise Garden

The upkeep must be incredible in this garden, but well in control during our visit in early May. Efforts continue to rehab/recreate Finster's Garden, and the Folk Art Church is still not open to the public.

[JayBeeYell, 05/03/2019]

Howard Finster's Paradise Garden.

Howard Finster's Paradise Garden

Wasn't much of a garden in the true sense of the word on a dreary January afternoon, but a fantastical oasis of folk art nonetheless. A lot of the "sacred works of art" have gone through a serious amount of wear and disrepair since Howard's passing, but it doesn't take away from their beauty in the slightest. Looking forward to a trip back in the warmer months to try and catch a glimpse of the "garden" in all its glory.

[Chelsea Millette, 02/01/2017]

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