Programs, Meetings and Events

September 6, 2018 - 9:30 am social, 10:00 am speaker 11:00 am membership meeting

SSGC Meeting

Location: Heritage Sandy Springs

Speakers: Staci Catron and Mary Ann Eaddy, co-authors

Program: Seeking Eden: A Collection of Georgia’s Historic Gardens

Staci Catron is the Director of the Cherokee Garden Library at the Atlanta History Center. She met her co-author Mary Ann Eaddy, who is retired from the Historic Preservation Center of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, when Catron took a class taught by Eddy. The two worked together on the Georgia Historic Landscape Initiative launched in 2002 to find out what happened to the designed landscapes originally written about in the 1933 book Garden History of Georgia, 1733-1933. As the work on the initiative progressed the idea for the book was born.

The book both updates and expands the stories of almost 30 gardens identified in the Garden History of Georgia, providing both a record of the history and evolution of each garden as well as extraordinary photographs by their collaborator James R. Lockhart.

September 10, 2018 - 9:45 am refreshments, 10 am meeting

Fulton Federation Meeting

Location: Canterbury Court - 3750 Peachtree Road, NE Atlanta 30319

Speaker: Amanda Manning, Chef - Atlanta Botanical Garden

October 4, 2018 - 9:30 am social, 10:00 meeting and speaker

SSGC Meeting

Location: Heritage Sandy Springs Community Room

Speaker: Rick Smith, owner of Pruning Guru

Program: Pruning Do's and Don'ts

Rick Smith, owner of The Pruning Guru, is a certified Georgia Nurseryman and a Georgia Certified Landscape Professional, both through UGA. He also has a Pesticide License and he has over 15 years experience in specialized landscaping with Georgia's largest apartment association, Post Properties. Rick also has been associated in the landscape industry for 36 years.

October 10, 2018 - 9:30 am

Dogwood District Fall Annual Meeting

Location: TBA - Sandy Springs

Speaker: Margot Shaw, Editor of Flower Magazine

November 1, 2018 - 9:30 am social, 10:00 speaker and meeting

SSGC Meeting

Location: Heritage Sandy Springs Community Room

Speaker: Larry Hammack, owner of Foxgloves and Ivy

Program: A demonstration of holiday arrangements.

November 12, 2017 - 9:45 am refreshments, 10 am meeting

Fulton Federation Meeting

Location: Canterbury Court - 3750 Peachtree Road, NE Atlanta 30319

Speaker: Wayne Juers

Program: Decorating for the Holidays

December 6, 2018 - 11:00 am

Holiday Brunch

Location: The Georgian Club

January 8, 2019 -

Dogwood District Fall Annual Meeting

Location: Heritage Sandy Springs - Garden Room

January 10, 2019 - 9:30 social, 10:00 speaker

SSGC Meeting

Location: Heritage Sandy Springs Community Room

Speaker: Sandra Sanderfur, Dogwood Knoll Design

Program: Gardening with Native Plants for all Seasons

January 14, 2019 - 9:30 am refreshments, 10 am meeting

Fulton Federation Meeting

Location: Canterbury Court - 3750 Peachtree Road, NE Atlanta 30319

Speaker: Shirley Bohm, MGEV

Program: The Best Annuals and Perennials for the Atlanta Area

February 7, 2019 - 9:30 social, 10:00 speaker

SSGC Meeting

Location: Heritage Sandy Springs Community Room

Program: Cups of Joy

We will be making small Valentine arrangements in cups to be donated to assisted living residents to brighten up their Valentine's Day. Bring a cup or mug that would make a good Valentine container (and you can part with) for a small flower arrangement. Bring greenery from your yard. Flowers and oasis will be provided.

March 7, 2019 - 9:30 am social, 10:00 speaker

SSGC Meeting

Location: Heritage Sandy Springs Community Room

Speaker: Micky Gazway, Horticulturist and Trainer for Pike Nurseries

Program: Spring Garden Plants

March 11, 2019 - 9:30 am refreshments, 10 am meeting

Fulton Federation Meeting

Location: Canterbury Court - 3750 Peachtree Road, NE Atlanta 30319

Speaker: Gloria Woody

Program: Hummingbird Habitat

March 11-14, 2019

Deep South Convention

Location: Jekyll Island Convention Center

April 5, 2019 - 9:30 am social, 10:00 speaker

SSGC Meeting

Location: Heritage Sandy Springs Community Room

Program: SSGC Plant Swap

Third week of April 2019

Georgia Garden Week

April 16-18, 2019

Garden Club of Georgia State Convention

Location: Columbus Trade & Convention Center (Historic Iron Works), Marriott Hotel

Click here for registration form

May 3, 2019

SSGC Spring Luncheon

Location: Member's home

May 9, 2019 - 10:30 registration & coffee 11:00 Program

Fulton Federation Luncheon

Location: Ansley Golf Club

Speaker: Carol Wright

Program: Landscaping with Color using Natives and other plants

First full week of June 2019

National Garden Week