If you’ve ever dreamed of joining Alice in Wonderland on her trippy adventures, you can get the next best thing right in your own backyard. Georgia’s eccentric Paradise Garden is packed with interactive art and obscure installations that are sure to make your Mad Hatter dreams come true. It’s easy to spend an entire day browsing this artistic outdoor paradise with endless exhibits.
Paradise Garden in Summerville, GA is simply breathtaking with countless works of art created by Howard Finster in the 1970s. This roadside gem exists for guests to walk around in its abstract glory, but there is a lot of sense behind its design.
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Finster, an Alabama-born self-taught artist and former Reverend, began building this open-air museum “plant farm” dedicated to inventors through a collection of antiques, tools and knick-knacks.
As he continued to expand the park with more exhibits, his work focused on spirituality after allegedly seeing a face appear in the paint he applied to a recycled bicycle that told him to “paint from. sacred art ”.
Decades have passed and the Gardens remain an original and immersive icon of Northwest Georgia to explore.
You can channel your inner artist and meditate on existentialism as you stroll through fields of antiques, rock formations, paintings, recycled glass, towers, and fascinating sculptures in this art exhibit turned junkyard. “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure” rings true here.
Some of the most alluring features that you can explore include the ‘House of the Mirror’, the ‘House of the Bible’, the ‘Hubcap Tower’, the ‘Bicycle Tower’, the ‘Machine Gun Nest’ and a ‘Chapel’. of folk art ‘five storey building.
You’ll spot some spooky faces here, including abandoned dolls and statues, so this is the perfect outing for the Halloween season.
You can even stay in Airbnbs on the property which are just as fun and brave as this weirdly enchanting garden, which also lets you explore the garden after dark.
Located an hour and a half from the city, this elusive spot deserves a spot on your list of weekend driving trips.
Price: $ 15
Address: 200 N. Lewis St., Summerville, Georgia
Why you must go: Step into a magical wonderland filled with salvaged art for a one-of-a-kind immersive experience.