SGHS Annual Meetings:

An annual meeting is held each spring in a different location in the South for the purposes of studying the garden and landscape history of that area, creating further interest in garden history and restoration in the area, and stimulating interchange of information and ideas among members. Membership in the Southern Garden History Society is required to register for the meeting.

Previous meetings have been held in the following locations; click on the location name to view the program. (The program from 2001 is missing.)

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

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Tintype photo at Carnton Plantation of 2015 Annual Meeting attendees, courtesy of photographer Blake Wylie, www.blakewylie.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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, Tennessee1987 Monticello, Charlottesville, Virginia
1986 Montgomery, Alabama
1985 Annapolis, Maryland
1984 Natchez, Mississippi
1983 Atlanta, Georgia

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Southern Garden History Society Scholarships

James R. Cothran Student Scholarship — Each year, one scholarship winner is selected as the recipient of the James R. Cothran Student Scholarship for meritorious scholarship and career objectives relevant to Southern garden history, appreciation and preservation. The James R. Cothran Student Scholarship was established in 2012 following the unexpected death of James “Jim” R. Cothran on January 29, 2012. Jim Cothran was a landscape architect, urban planner, author, and past president of the Southern Garden History Society. He was passionate about the study of Southern garden history and worked tirelessly to promote its appreciation and preservation. Our Southern garden heritage is much enriched and better elucidated because of his commitment, dedication, and devotion. He was a kind and gentle man, a scholar, a friend, and a colleague who will be sorely missed but fondly remembered. The Board of Directors of the Southern Garden History Society unanimously approved the establishment of the James R. Cothran Student Scholarship.