Gardening in the Golden Age: Southern Gardens & Landscapes of the Early 20th Century and the Challenges to Their Preservation

September 21-23, 2017Miksch Garden, Old Salem

The 21st Conference on Restoring Southern Gardens & Landscapes will feature the Flora Ann Bynum Keynote Lecture by Sam Watters on the garden photography of Frances Benjamin Johnston. [See book review in Magnolia, Winter 2013, Vol. XXVI, No. 1] Other speakers include Virginia Grace Tuttle, Staci Catron, Mary Ann Eddy and Dreck Spurlock Wilson. Winston-Salem in the 1920s was the largest and wealthiest city in North Carolina, and a tour of its gardens and landscapes will be featured.

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Biennial Conference on Restoring Southern Gardens and Landscapes

Every two years, Southern Garden History Society co-sponsors a Conference on Restoring Southern Gardens and Landscapes in Winston-Salem, NC. The conference co-sponsors include Old Salem Museums & Gardens and Reynolda House Museum of American Art.

The conference’s mission is to discuss historical horticulture, garden history, and landscape restoration in the southern states. The program presents topics of interest to the professional and layman alike and provides participants an opportunity to learn and share information about this field in the South.