The Southern Garden History Society is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. The current members are:



John Sykes
Baton Rouge LA

Vice President

Perry Mathewes
Winchester, VA


Mollie Ridout
Annapolis MD


Gail Griffin
Bethesda, MD



Garden bench at Reynolda Gardens

Charles Bradberry
Nacogdoches, TX

Ced Dolder
Atlanta, GA

Lee Dunn
Atlanta, GA

Randy Harelson
New Roads, LA

Susan L. Hitchcock
Columbia, SC

Kathleen Perilloux
Baton Rouge, LA

William D. Rieley
Charlottesville, VA

Andrea Sprott
Charlotte, NC

Justin Stelter
Franklin, TN

Lynchburg City Cemetery



Ex-officio Board Members

Immediate Past President

Susan Haltom
Ridgeland, MS

Editor of Magnolia

Peggy L. Cornett
PO Box 316
Charlottesville, VA 22902


Chapman House MuseumHonorary Directors

Staci L. Catron
Atlanta, GA

Dr. A. Jefferson Lewis, III
Athens, GA

Kenneth M. McFarland
Fredericksburg, VA

Ben Page
Nashville, TN

Mary Anne Pickens
Columbus, TX

Jane Campbell Symmes
Madison, GA

Dr. William C. Welch
College Station, TXSGHS Board of Directors 2017