Latest Magnolia – Fall 2021

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The Cherokee Garden Library of the Atlanta History Center is the topic of the feature article of this Magnolia. Members may not only be surprised to learn about its vast collections, ongoing acquisitions, collection conservation work, programs, exhibitions, and many partnerships, but also the CGL’s long history and symbiotic relationship with SGHS.

Rosemont Plantation Site Gains Acreage

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The South Carolina Conservation Bank and the Rosemont Preservation Society have announced an expansion of the land area preserved at the site of Rosemont Plantation in Waterloo, SC. The purchase of several parcels near Lake Greenwood brings the total acreage to 133. At its peak, Rosemont Plantation encompassed around 2,000 acres. Dating to 1790, the manor house was described as a two-and-one-half-story, three-bay, frame and weatherboard, Federal-style house set on a brick foundation. Unfortunately, it was destroyed by fire in 1930, although a few brick ruins and footprints of the garden are still visible along with various ornamental trees and shrubs.

Smith Farm and SGHS

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Featured Image: Smith Farm, the farmhouse. Photograph courtesy of Atlanta History Center. The August-September issue of Garden & Gun includes an article entitled Harvesting History, written … Read More

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