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Paradise Garden, Summerville

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Paradise Garden in Summerville, Georgia, was the home and workplace of Baptist minister and folk artist Howard Finster and is now a public park dedicated to his life and art.

Paradise Garden, located at 200 North Lewis Street, is open to the public. It encompasses two and half acres densely filled with buildings, constructions, sculptures, and thousands of objects. Finster's former studio, a yellow, plank-sided bungalow, is now a visitors' center. From it, a path leads to a multi-layered, multi-sided building, the World Folk Art Chapel.

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  • During the time of Covid-19, this was a welcome adventure! The creative displays are inspiring and weld a 'mountainous use of glass and recycled tools, machines and everything imaginable and unique.....  more »
  • Haven't been back since Howard Finster died. I was afraid it would be much changed, what with all the bits that had gone to museums. It's still fascinating, full to overflowing, and inspiring. Worth.....  more »
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  • Paradise Garden is an internationally recognized folk art environment built by the Rev. Howard Finster. Since his death, the site has been restored and is maintained by the foundation. It is well worth the trip for anyone interested in folk art.
  • My wife and I had the fortune to stay at Howard Finster's Paradise Gardens B&B in Summerville, GA. It was so comfortable and a magical place to stay. We highly recommend seeing and staying at this breathtaking garden. The artwork is one of a kind and featured across pop culture, a must see destination.

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