Southern Garden History Society regularly publishes events held by nonprofits and organizations that interest our members. These events include symposiums, lectures and tours that provide participants with a greater appreciation of garden history and restoration. Requests for listings in our events calendar should be sent to Peggy Cornett, Magnolia editor.
March 24-26, 2023. 39 th Annual Meeting of the Southern Garden History Society in Natchitoches, LA. Spend a weekend in Louisiana’s original French Colony, established in 1714, and the oldest settlement in the Louisiana Purchase. Visit historic Creole sites, homes, and gardens along the Cane River, and the charming town made famous by the 1989 film “Steel Magnolias.” The Sunday tour highlights a visit to Briarwood Nature Preserve, the birthplace and home of Caroline Dormon—world-renowned naturalist, author, artist, and the first woman to be hired in the US Forest Service. Visit the SGHS website for updates and look for registration details in January 2023.
May 12-13, 2023. Call For Papers: “Environmental Histories of the Black Atlantic World: Landscape Histories of the African Diaspora,” Dumbarton Oaks Plant Humanities Conference, Washington, DC. This symposium on the landscape histories of the African diaspora aims to convene scholars, curators, and other cultural custodians conversant in Black Atlantic histories. Additional information is forthcoming.