Since its founding in 1982 by garden historians, the Southern Garden History Society (SGHS) has brought together a varied group of individuals: scholars, professors, landscape architects, horticultural historians, students, and gardeners from a variety of institutions, including libraries, historic estates, botanic gardens, museums, and home gardens. These differing backgrounds and perspectives have enriched and enlivened SGHS scholarship, research, and fellowship.
SGHS is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit led by a volunteer board of directors and assisted by part-time staff based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
We have nearly 500 members from across the nation. Learn more about membership by visiting our Membership page.
SGHS is open to members from all fifty states and other countries as well. SGHS defines the South as primarily encompassing these fourteen states and Washington DC:
District of Columbia