Registration for the 38th Annual Meeting is limited to 175 participants, on a first-come, first-served basis. The registration fee will be approximately $425, which covers activities on Friday and Saturday, including lectures, transportation, tours, receptions, and all meals, as noted. Sunday’s optional tours will be $125.

Please note:  Registrations will be mailed in mid-January 2022.


Rooms have been set aside for Friday, April 22, and Saturday, April 23, at the Sheraton Suites Old Town Alexandria at 801 North Saint Asaph Street, Alexandria, VA  22314. The cost is $149, single or double occupancy. To receive this rate, reservations must be received by the Sheraton Suites by March 21, 2022. After that date, rooms that have not been reserved from our block will be released to the general public and the rate for the rooms will be at the prevailing rate.
The phone number to call for reservations is 703-836-4700 ext = 2 or you can visit this link to book reservations online.
Overnight and day parking will be $10 per vehicle for the hotel’s underground garage parking, which is on a first-come, first-served basis.



Peggy Cornett
Chip Callaway
Peter Del Tredici
Doug Fine
Jack Gary
and the one and only, J. Dean Norton
Friday Evening:


Dinner at Gunston Hall, home of George Mason

Mount Vernon – lectures, tours, and an evening reception on the east lawn, with dinner at the Mount Vernon Inn.
Sunday, optional tours:
Private gardens of Old Town Alexandria


For information about scholarships/fellowships/grants to attend the SGHS annual meeting, click here.


Past Annual Meetings

Carnton tintype
Tintype photo at Carnton Plantation of 2015 Annual Meeting attendees, courtesy of photographer Blake Wylie,

2019 Birmingham, Alabama
2018 Jacksonville, Florida
2017 Lexington, Kentucky (Photo Gallery) (history of the James farm)
2016 Charleston, South Carolina (Photo Gallery)
2015 Nashville, Tennessee
2014 Savannah, Georgia
2013 Lynchburg, Virginia
2012 Richmond, Virginia
2011 Baton Rouge, Louisiana
2010 Mount Vernon, Virginia
2009 Camden, South Carolina
2008 Athens, Georgia
2007 Annapolis, Maryland
2006 Fort Worth, Texas
2005 Fredericksburg, Virginia
2004 New Orleans, Louisiana
2003 Atlanta, Georgia
2002 Natchez, Mississippi
2001 Tryon Palace, New Bern, North Carolina
2000 Mount Vernon, Virginia
1999 Houston, Texas
1998 Biltmore Estate, Asheville, North Carolina
1997 Tallahassee, Florida
1996 Eastern Shore, Maryland
1995 Mobile, Alabama
1994 Williamsburg, Virginia
1993 Washington/Fayette Counties, Texas
1992 Charleston, South Carolina
1991 St. Francisville, Louisiana
1990 Mount Vernon, Virginia
1989 Savannah, Georgia
1988 Nashville, Tennessee
1987 Monticello, Charlottesville, Virginia
1986 Montgomery, Alabama
1985 Annapolis, Maryland
1984 Natchez, Mississippi
1983 Atlanta, Georgia


Southern Garden History Society Scholarships

For information about scholarships/fellowships/grants to attend the SGHS annual meeting, click here.