Southern Garden History Society regularly publishes events held by nonprofits and organizations that are of interest to 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.
NOW through August 2022 – Catesby in the Carolinas
Both exhibits are free and open to everyone.
Visit the University Libraries exhibit at the Ernest F. Hollings Special Collections Library, which is accessed through Thomas Cooper Library, Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The McKissick Museum exhibit is open to the public Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
May 14, 2022 – The Garden Club of Georgia’s annual Historic Landscape Preservation Grant Fundraiser, a day at Lockerly Arboretum in Milledgeville, GA on Saturday, May 14th.
The price is $40 and includes touring the 1852 fully furnished Rose Hill Mansion, the 50-acre arboretum, and lunch prepared and provided by Jon Jackson of Comfort Farm. If you attended our Annual Meeting at Mount Vernon you heard Doug Fine speak about the healing properties of farming for veterans with PTSD. Jon is a former Army Ranger who served in Iraq and Afghanistan who opened Comfort Farm for that very purpose. He will be our speaker after lunch and you will hear the story of his farm and how he developed an interest in heirloom seeds. Come and enjoy the day at this beautiful location and meet up with some of your SGHS friends. All proceeds from the event go to fund the restoration of historic, public, non-profit landscapes and gardens in Georgia. The attached flier has further details but since time is of the essence, you may register here.
June 3, 2022 – June 5, 2022 – The 2022 Mount Vernon Symposium
Join leading gardeners, historians, horticulturists, archaeologists, and preservationists as they reconsider the importance of gardening, landscapes, and design in early America. Learn how Washington and his contemporaries shaped the natural world to achieve beauty through gardening, profited through agriculture, and conveyed civic values through landscape design—and how these historic methods remain relevant in today’s world. Revisit long-lost gardens, explore contemporary creations inspired by the past, and come face-to-face with the most authentic 18th-century plantation landscape in the United States.
Information may be found here.