Mulberry Fields is a unique garden oasis located within the in-town neighborhood of Candler Park, Atlanta.
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 haven for urban wildlife, the garden also shelters neighborhood hawks, owls, bluebirds and a variety of woodpecker species. Present-day Mulberry Fields was once part of a late 19th century dairy farm. The oldest farmhouse was built on the west end of the property and still stands today.
What is there to do? Children and their families flock to the animal pens to visit the goats, discover the wonder of fresh eggs, and play in the meadow. Locals rent allotments and participate as community gardeners. Playgroups for mothers and toddlers regularly meet in the meadow. Children discover the wonder of growing their own food and learn about the lifecycles of plants, insects, birds, trees, and flowers.
In 2007, the land was placed in a conservation easement securing its continuity as green space and protecting it from development. In 2016, Wylde Center assumed the management of Mulberry Fields. We are so excited to have added this beautiful garden to our organization.
Mulberry Fields has plots available for people from the community to grow vegetables and flowers. Basic requirements to rent a plot at the Garden includes a non-refundable yearly plot fee, current Wylde Center donor membership, and a commitment to give ten community service hours back to the Wylde Center. The plot year runs March 1-February 28.
Mulberry Fields is located down an old city alley next to 1301 Iverson St. Come through the gate and follow the path.