• Hills & Dales Estate
    LaGrange, Georgia

  • Live Oak Tree
    Jacksonville, Florida

  • Carnton Plantation
    Franklin, Tennessee

  • Bellingrath Gardens and Home
    Theodore, Alabama

  • Elizabeth Lawrence House & Garden
    Charlotte, North Carolina

The Southern Garden History Society is an active membership organization that raises awareness and promotes scholarship of historic gardens, cultural landscapes and horticultural history across the U.S. South. We welcome individuals, families, historic sites, public gardens or organizations interested in southern gardens and landscapes.

Spider Lily (Lycoris radiata)
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For many Southerners, the red spider lily (Lycoris radiata) is a wonderful surprise in the late summer garden. A delicate red flower of fine petals and long stamens perches atop a naked stem, giving it... Read More

Of Common Mind
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For the last four decades the Southern Garden History Society and Dumbarton Oaks have enjoyed a close relationship. Much of this relationship is based on the shared appreciation Read More

SGHS Welcomes Officers and Directors
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We welcome the following officers and directors of SGHS and know they will lead us forward with strength and wisdom. Our new president, Perry Mathewes, shares, “I am looking forward to serving as the next... Read More