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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 to explore.

Hawk Hollow’s purpose is to restore as much native habitat as possible while removing invasive species. New native species are introduced on an annual basis. Some are easily placed in open spaces, but some must be strategically planned to compensate for removal of invasives while leaving as much habitat intact as possible. In some cases, long term non-natives are left to keep the native wildlife in place.

Hawk Hollow is a great spot to become an explorer. It is home to many birds, a family of turtles, frogs, and owls. Hawk Hollow is one of Atlanta's unique urban/wild interfaces, and we at the Wylde Center are excited to be stewards of this property. With its streamside location and its vital microecosystem, there are opportunities galore to explore how we can help native plants and animals thrive in these little habitat pockets. Our focus at this greenspace is invasive plant management and reintroduction of native plants and pollinators.

Where does the name Hawk Hollow come from? On the property grows a tree with a hollow base that is fun to explore. Don't worry, the tree is still healthy!  And above, hawks make the treetops and the surrounding area their home.

Volunteer Opportunities

Interested in volunteering? Please visit Hands On Atlanta or email

Groups may volunteer by appointment.

Contact Site Coordinator, Tamara Jones at to get involved.

Hawk Hollow
Hawk Hollow S'Mores Nov 2015

Meet Site Coordinator Tamara Jones Hailing from Minneapolis, Minnesota, Tamara Jones joined the Wylde Center as the site coordinator for Hawk Hollow in June 2015. She brings her experience as site manager of the Decatur High School community garden and her work with the DHS culinary arts department. She completed the Dekalb County Master Gardener program in 2010 and has put in many volunteer hours gardening. She is excited to be working at the Wylde Center because she loves working in gardens, especially when it involves working with people of all ages.



2023: Hawk Hollow is the first garden to be certified by Trees Atlanta as a City Forest. 

city forest certified


Hawk Hollow Garden, 2304 1st Avenue, Atlanta, GA  30317

Hawk Hollow was donated to the Wylde Center in May 2012.  Just north of Oakview on 1st Avenue, Hawk Hollow rests on a flood plain of the Ocmulgee watershed.