The Southern Garden History Society (SGHS) was founded in 1982 by a small group of garden historians in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. They envisioned a society to foster research, study, and a greater appreciation of historic landscapes and gardens across the South. From its modest beginnings, SGHS has prospered for more than forty years, thanks to the hard work, dedication, and commitment of many people.
The founders of SGHS were William Lanier Hunt of Chapel Hill, John Baxton Flowers III of Hendersonville, and Flora Ann Bynum of Winston-Salem.
The founding board members were:
Flora Ann Bynum, Winston-Salem, NC
Pled Duncan Callicott, Franklin, TN
Hugh Graham Dargan, Atlanta, GA
John B. Flowers III, Hendersonville, NC
Glenn L. Haltom, Natchez, MS
Catherine M. Howett, Atlanta, GA
William Lanier Hunt, Chapel Hill, NC
Florence P. Griffin, Atlanta, GA
Peter Edward Martin, Elsah, IL
Geraldine Meaders Moncrief, Monroe, NC
Gerald Shirley Powers, Houston, TX
David H. Rembert, Jr., Columbia, SC
Anne St. Clair Wright, Annapolis, MD