Tour a Best-Selling Author's Southern Garden

Author of "The Help," Kathryn Stockett, gives HGTV a tour of her gorgeous cottage garden.

Photo By: Photo by Jason Travis

Photo By: Photo by Jason Travis

Photo By: Photo by Jason Travis

Photo By: Photo by Jason Travis

Photo By: Photo by Jason Travis

Photo By: Photo by Jason Travis

Photo By: Photo by Jason Travis

Photo By: Photo by Jason Travis

Photo By: Photo by Jason Travis

Photo By: Photo by Jason Travis

Photo By: Photo by Jason Travis

Photo By: Photo by Jason Travis

Photo By: Photo by Jason Travis

Photo By: Photo by Jason Travis

Author Kathryn Stockett

Kathryn Stockett proves chicken-chic is alive and well. The author of "The Help" keeps a small flock of chickens in her Atlanta backyard.

Garden Girl

One of Stockett's Buff Sussex chickens strikes a contemplative pose.

Pecking Order

These city chickens have been known to roam into the house at times.

Egg Entrepreneur

Kathryn Stockett's daughter Lila collects eggs from the family's chickens which she carts via little red wagon, to neighbors' homes to sell.

Inviting the Outdoors In

Large glass and metal doors open the kitchen to the backyard garden in Kathryn Stockett's renovated Atlanta bungalow.

An Egg Rainbow

Lila displays an array of multi-colored eggs from her family's chickens.

Backyard Charm

A beautifully-designed chicken coop blends seamlessly with the cottage-chic style of Kathryn Stockett's backyard.

Rustic Chic

Graphic, spiky succulents are the perfect punctuation atop these rustic wooden planters.

Chicks

When she's not writing bestselling novels, "The Help" author Kathryn Stockett can be found in her cozy garden oasis in the middle of Atlanta where a chicken coop, vegetable garden and gorgeous containers define a space perfect for entertaining and outdoor living.

Serene Space

An expansive back porch flows from the bungalow's living room and offers plenty of space for entertaining. Stockett's 1920s bungalow was brought into the 21st century with the help of architect D. Stanley Dixon and designer Caroline Normark.

Speckled Chicken

A Silver-Laced Wyandotte is one of the varieties of chickens in best-selling author Kathryn Stockett's brood.

Porch Scape

Neutral tones and succulents in containers add up to an elegant backyard porch.

Stunning Skylight

A clever architectural flourish on the roof of Stockett's bungalow brings light into the interior of the home.

Which Came First?

One of Stockett's Ameraucana chickens struts across her Atlanta lawn.