• 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.

Ladies and Lubbers
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Another beautiful species of Lycoris to surprise Southern gardeners in late summer is L. squamigera, known as the magic lily or naked lady. Hardy farther north than L. radiata, which was described on this website... Read More

Garden Restoration at Stratford Hall
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“In Stratford Hall: An Early Garden Restoration Revisited” Will Rieley, PLA details a project that concluded with returning a significant section of a Colonial Revival garden to a well-informed eighteenth-century configuration. The setting was the Read More

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