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Paradise Garden

Open Now: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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A Very Curious Place.

If you are in the area and want to see the product of the eccentric mind of Howard Finster, you... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
PeripateticIAm
A Folk Artists Dream Land

We enjoyed the day in the gardens with our college age son and our 7 year old grand son. So many... read more

Reviewed February 14, 2019
YoginiKay
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Renowned folk artist Howard Finster assembled Paradise Garden, an art environment near the NW GA town of Summerville, which became his greatest creation and most important legacy. Starting at age 59, he painted more than 46,000 colorful works of art...more
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200 N Lewis St, Summerville, GA 30747-5823
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Reviewed 6 days ago

If you are in the area and want to see the product of the eccentric mind of Howard Finster, you should visit Paradise Garden. It might not wow you, but probably will leave you wondering what was going on in Finster's head.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank PeripateticIAm
Reviewed February 14, 2019

We enjoyed the day in the gardens with our college age son and our 7 year old grand son. So many interesting artifacts and pieces of art from a very soulful man. Howard Finster has always been a favorite Folk Artist and seeing his paradise...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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ParadiseGardenFound, General Manager at Paradise Garden, responded to this reviewResponded February 15, 2019

Thank you for visiting Howard Finster's Paradise Garden. So glad you enjoyed your trip. Please visit us soon. We are adding more events and concerts each season.

Reviewed December 11, 2018

There is so much to see and experience here that it is almost an overload on your senses. To see the incredible work of a man with a driven passion to cover so much ground and items, is just incredible.

Date of experience: September 2018
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ParadiseGardenFound, General Manager at Paradise Garden, responded to this reviewResponded December 12, 2018

Thank you for visiting Howard Finster's Paradise Garden. We appreciate your review. Hope you visit us again soon.

Reviewed August 12, 2018

I do not really care for Finster's art, but Paradise Garden is definitely an "experience". If you are into folk art, this is a must see place. Crazy stuff all over the place. "Found" art, creative art and some stuff I do not know what...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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ParadiseGardenFound, General Manager at Paradise Garden, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2018

Thank you for visiting Paradise Garden. We appreciate your generous rating and description of your visit to our historic art environment of Howard Finster. Great suggestions to read up on Howard Finster before coming. Also, the High Museum of Art's current exhibit, Outlier & American...More

Reviewed July 13, 2018

If you have any interest in Folk Art,,,,, it is a must see! It may first appear "shabby" as you drive up to the property.....but the artist's video will propel you to take a closer look into Howard Finster's creative process. That is where "Paradise"...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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ParadiseGardenFound, General Manager at Paradise Garden, responded to this reviewResponded July 17, 2018

Thank you for your 5-star review of Paradise Gardens. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and hope you will return to Paradise!

Reviewed June 29, 2018

I visited Paradise Garden a few weeks ago and can't wait to visit again! Paradise Garden includes so many pieces of art Howard Finster created, that it's hard to see it all in one visit. There's really something here for all ages to enjoy. I...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Cindy S
ParadiseGardenFound, General Manager at Paradise Garden, responded to this reviewResponded July 2, 2018

Thank you Cindy for such a lovely review. Please return often as there is so much to see, one cannot possibly see everything in a few visits. As you are aware, a visit to Paradise Garden is truly an adventure!

Reviewed June 20, 2018

I visited Paradise Garden during Finster Fest during the Memorial Day weekend. Although I have read about it and wanted to visit for a number of years, and happened to be staying close by. The approach to Paradise Garden is not impressive but is completely...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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ParadiseGardenFound, General Manager at Paradise Garden, responded to this reviewResponded June 25, 2018

Thank you so much for supporting Paradise Garden Foundation. We are so glad you enjoyed Finster Fest 2018 and hope to see you next year! We appreciate your membership support for this important non-profit. 100% will go toward operating costs of Paradise Garden open 12...More

Reviewed May 30, 2018 via mobile

Visited here on Finster Fest which made it more crowded and hard to find parking but it was more fun with all the extra artists and food stalls. Quite a diverse collection of works by Finister from collections of “junk” (still interesting) to the mirrored...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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ParadiseGardenFound, General Manager at Paradise Garden, responded to this reviewResponded June 25, 2018

Thank you for visiting Paradise Garden. As you experience, the majority of buildings and environmental works Howard Finster created in the 60s, 70s and 80s are still here. The mosaic garden is in full bloom May-September and the rolling chair ramp building is filled with...More

Reviewed May 26, 2018

We visited Paradise Gardens during the Memorial Day Weekend event known as Finster Fest. This experience will be different from your visit the rest of the year. To start, admittance fee is just $5 for everyone. There are a variety of food booths open; I...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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ParadiseGardenFound, General Manager at Paradise Garden, responded to this reviewResponded June 25, 2018

Thank you for attending Finster Fest 2018. It was a record breaking year with over 2,000 attendees, 60+ artists and musicians from 9 states. Thank you for the kind review. We hope to see you again soon and check out our second AirBnB opening July...More

Reviewed November 12, 2017 via mobile

Looks like a bunch of junk in a pile if you ask me. Ive been there once and that and that was bad enough

Date of experience: December 2016
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Response from YoginiKay | Reviewed this property |
It’s more of an Art gallery. Not so appropriate for dogs. You can call ahead and find out 1-706-808-0800
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We were told that our 4 Chihuahuas were welcome to ride along with us in their stroller. I'm sure your well behaved baby would be welcome.
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