Harvest Farm, White Street Park

Nestled at White Street Park (not too far away from the Suwanee Greenway) is the Harvest Farm, a community garden overflowing with plants, flowers, shrubs, and vegetables.

It’s a great place to spend a lazy summer afternoon amidst butterflies and flowers.  

Harvest Farm shows the city’s commitment to green living.  Seventy-six (76) plots are apportioned on a first-come, first-serve basis, with obvious priority given to Suwanee residents.  There are three sizes (small, medium, and large) available and you can grow whatever you choose.  My visit in summer 2019 allowed me to enjoy butterfly gardens with bright flowers as well as vegetable gardens with tomatoes, peppers, and cabbages.  

This photo shows some crepe myrtle and coneflowers.

There are also some whimsical garden design ideas, including use of teacups:

A few gardeners have used ladders to help their sunflowers, as well as other statues and orbs.  There’s also a Little Free Library at the park, so feel free to pick up a book and find a spot to sit and read.  There is also a fully-functional orchard, the first of its kind in the Southeast, at the park.  

Pike Nurseries, with locations throughout Georgia, can help with getting the best plants or flowers for your garden.  

“To see a world in a grain of sand, and heaven in a wild flower; Hold infinity in the palm of your hand, and eternity in an hour.” – William Blake