The annual meeting of the Friends of the State Botanical Garden is March 18 at the garden’s Visitor Center.
The highlight of the meeting is a talk on nature or gardening. This year Staci Catron, Cherokee Garden Library director at the Atlanta History Center, will discuss “Historic Gardens of Georgia.” Her talk at 7 p.m. will be preceded by a reception at 6:15 p.m. Both events, to be held in the garden’s Visitor Center and Conservatory Gardenside Room, are open free to the public.
Initiated in 2002 under the direction of landscape architect Jim Cothran, the Georgia Historic Landscape Initiative is a collaborative effort among the Garden Club of Georgia, the National Park Service Southeastern Regional Office, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources-Historic Preservation Division and the Cherokee Garden Library at the Atlanta History Center. The initiative is conducting a statewide inventory of Georgia’s historic gardens and landscapes, and public awareness of the value of these historic resources throughout the state. To give a deeper understanding of the value of this effort to the state’s history, Catron will share examples of Georgia’s rich garden heritage.