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Paradise Garden

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An Experience

I do not really care for Finster's art, but Paradise Garden is definitely an "experience". If you... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2018
a f
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Atlanta, Georgia
Fascinating and wonderful!

If you have any interest in Folk Art,,,,, it is a must see! It may first appear "shabby" as you... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2018
mmarks24
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Atlanta, Georgia
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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 12 August 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

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ParadiseGardenFound, General Manager at Paradise Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 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 13 July 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

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ParadiseGardenFound, General Manager at Paradise Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 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 29 June 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

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ParadiseGardenFound, General Manager at Paradise Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 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 20 June 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

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ParadiseGardenFound, General Manager at Paradise Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 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 30 May 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

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ParadiseGardenFound, General Manager at Paradise Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 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 26 May 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

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ParadiseGardenFound, General Manager at Paradise Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 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 12 November 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

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Reviewed 26 July 2017

I had admired the man's art when it was showcased at the Jepson Center in Savannah, about a year ago. How very nice to see his beloved Paradise Gardens in person! Blending Christianity and folk art, it's quite colorful, with much to read and see....More

1  Thank Faustina S
ParadiseGardenFound, General Manager at Paradise Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2018

Thank you for your kind response and review of Paradise Garden. As you may know, we are a non-profit keeping Paradise Garden open for all to enjoy year-round. Stay overnight with us soon in one of our two AirBnBs to enjoy a moonlight walk in...More

Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

The art at Paradise Garden may not be for everyone, but I enjoyed it. The artist certainly produced a lot of different pieces. I was surprised by the recognition he received beyond his hometown.

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Reviewed 27 June 2017

If you are into primitive art, it may be alright. Looks like a dump to me. No one in my family was interested.

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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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