Sign Up Form for the Ceres Society’s Garden Visits

Garden Visits are open to residents of Belle Meade and their guests.  A donation of $20 per person per Garden Walk date is required with each registration.  After you submit your registration form, you will be taken to the payment portal and please select “Ceres Society – Garden Tour” to make your donation online.

June 29th Garden Visits:

Deerwood Cottage at 214 Jackson Boulevard was designed by architect Russell Hart in 1923. When Lisa and Junius Ellis moved there in 2007, the garden had been neglected for several years. They gradually built an English Arts and Crafts style garden, creating paths winding through beds and borders with more than 100 species of plants. They go to England every year to tour historic gardens, bringing back ideas and seeds that Lisa propagates. Succession planting for year-round interest is challenging and rewarding!

511 Park Hill has been the home of Carter and Chris Dawson since 2010. Soon after they moved in they started planning their addition and garden focusing on the integration of interior and exterior spaces and outdoor living.  Container gardening is prevalent around the property along with a mix of ornamental trees, shrubs and perennials and an assortment of native plants.  Years in the making, and continually in a state of growth and additions, this is a great example of the evolution of a garden.

Questions? Contact Lisa Ellis at