The mission of Wylde Center is to support resilient communities by connecting people to nature through environmental education and public greenspace.
We offer educational programs, events and greenspaces that actively engage youth, families and individuals in their environment, health and community, and that develop skills in environmental science, sustainable urban living, organic gardening, health, and nutrition.
Wylde Center was founded in 1997 out of a need to provide opportunities to experience nature in an urban environment. Thanks to the community’s involvement and commitment, we now operate five greenspaces in four different Decatur and Atlanta neighborhoods, open year-round for the community, for events and for our educational programs. Wylde Center also provides one of the largest youth environmental and science education programs in metro-Atlanta, including the Decatur Farm to School program, Atlanta Farm to School, Healthy Living by Healthy Growing at the Decatur Housing Authority, and science program and field trips linked to Common Core standards.
Coming Soon to Wylde Center
Don't miss these upcoming classes and events at Wylde Center.
Wylde Gardening Series: Growing Your Best Tomatoes (Webinar)
Are you planting tomatoes this spring? Do you want to know which varieties do best or how you can keep the squirrels from taking your fruit?…Read More
Morning School Garden Club: Garden Maintenance
Whether you are new to gardening or you want to share your expertise, Morning Garden Club is a series of mini webinars to connect with…Read More
Plant Sale Preview for Members Only
Plant Sale Festival Members Only Night Come kick off our 2023 Plant Sale Festival with our special Members Only Preview Night. There will be drinks,…Read More
Explore Wylde Center's Five Gardens
Our five greenspaces are open to the public every day from sunup to sundown.
Oakhurst Garden & Wylde Woods
Oakhurst Garden is magical and whimsical and hearty. This garden is full of nooks and crannies and has it all, including a cob house named Ox and a cat named Cardoon. Oakhurst is here to serve the greater Atlanta community…
Hawk Hollow Garden
Hawk Hollow is a natural setting with a woodland Tolkien feel. It is a place to explore habitats and ecosystems. There are woodland paths, a butterfly garden, a creek, and two Hobbit Houses that you can even rent for an…
Named after a beloved goat of times past, Mulberry Fields is an acre of open meadow, mulberry groves, flower gardens, and towering old pecan trees. It offers an accessible greenspace for recreation, environmental education, community building, and organic growing. A…
Sugar Creek Garden
The free spirit of the Wylde Center greenspaces… Sugar Creek is meant to serve as a model for urban farming on unbuildable land. Situated in a floodplain, the site cannot be used for residential or commercial construction. This “valueless” land…
Edgewood Community Learning Garden
On the site of an old apartment building, the garden was rebuilt in 2014/2015 to better meet the needs of the school aged-kids in the community. Serving as a demonstration garden, there are fruit trees, veggie beds, compost bins, pollinator…