The Spring 2022 issue of Magnolia features the Society’s 38th annual meeting, and the first in-person gathering of SGHS members since the 2019 annual meeting in Birmingham, Alabama. Adam Martin’s review is illustrated with photographs submitted by many members who captured moments of tours and events during the Society’s fourth visit to George Washington’s Mount Vernon. This issue highlights two significant award recipients: Susan Haltom, who received the Certificate of Merit, and Ken McFarland, honored by the Society’s highest award, the Flora Ann Bynum Medal.
An article by Jane Baber White recognizes Lynchburg rosarian Carl Cato (1913-1996), who was recently honored with a Virginia state historical highway marker. Davyd Foard Hood provides an in-depth review of Valencia Libby’s recent book, The Northwest Gardens of Lord & Schryver, which examines the work of two pioneering women landscape architects, Elizabeth Lord and Edith Schryver, who designed gardens and landscapes in Oregon and Washington between 1929 and 1969.