Upcoming GPPA Members-Only Tour
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at 10:00 AM
GPPA Members-Only Private Tour
Tour of the Atlanta Beltline
Historic Old Fourth Ward Park
Please visit the Members Only page for more information, and how to register.
Upcoming GPPA Speaker Meeting
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 7:30 PM
Atlanta History Center
Patricia R. Drackett
The Crosby Arboretum, Mississippi State University
Assistant Extension Professor of Landscape Architecture
The Crosby Arboretum
The Crosby Arboretum was established as a living memorial to L.O. Crosby, Jr., a man whose vision it was to preserve Mississippi's natural environment. This public garden is a native plant conservatory that preserves, protects and displays plants native to the Pearl River Drainage Basin of Mississippi and Louisiana, and is dedicated to preserving and protecting Mississippi's natural and cultural heritage. It displays three basic habitats found in this ecosystem: a Savannah Exhibit, a Woodland exhibit, and an Aquatic exhibit. Visitors to the Arboretum are able to apply what they see in the site's native plant exhibits as a basis for making wise decisions in their own landscapes. The programs and events offered by the Arboretum teach the public about the wonders of nature, not from the pages of a book, but through touching, feeling, experiencing and demonstration.
Prior to coming to the Arboretum in 2007, Pat practiced for twenty years as a landscape designer and garden consultant. She has a bachelor's degree in botany from the University of Tennessee and a master's degree in landscape architecture from Louisiana State University. Pat is always searching for new ways to inspire others to enjoy their time in the garden â€“ but by sitting and looking at it, rather than laboring in it.
For more information, see crosbyarboretum.msstate.edu.
At monthly meetings, Members often pass on gardening magazines
and catalogs to others in an open swap,
and light refreshments are offered beginning at 7:00 PM.
Meetings are free and open to the public.