Upcoming GPPA Speaker Meeting

~ Starting in 2017, Speaker Meetings will be held on the third Monday of the month. ~

Monday, July 17, 2017 at 7:30 PM
McElreath Hall
Atlanta History Center

Walter Reeves
The Georgia Gardener

Sherlock in the Garden and Q&A Session

Your chance to ask Walter those gardening questions that are vexing you.

Garden expert, writer, radio and television host Walter Reeves grew up on a small Georgia farm in Fayette County, where his family raised chickens and cows. Walter and his four younger siblings were all expected to tend a large garden for family sustenance. After eighteen years of farm life, he swore that if delivered from tending animals and plants, he would never garden again. Yet, for a guy who longed to see the family farm recede in the rearview mirror as he headed to college, Walter admits that the unrelenting lure of gardening was stronger than he ever anticipated!

For more information, see www.walterreeves.com.


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.

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Upcoming Event of Interest

The Trial Gardens at UGA
Public Open House 2017

Athens, Ga - The 35th annual Trial Gardens at UGA Public Open House will be on Saturday, July 15th from 9am to 12pm. The Trial Gardens' Public Open House is an event for people of all ages to enjoy and everyone is invited!!! At Public Open House, there will be vendors such as Maisie Loo from UGArden selling herbal teas, garden tours and more. The Trial Garden is in full bloom and filled with annuals, perennials, containers and hanging baskets due to the outstanding effort of our master gardeners, student workers and our new garden manager, Brandon Coker. Come and see the garden!

Dr. Ruter, the Director of the Trial Gardens and a professor of the Horticulture Department at UGA will be there to lead tours of the garden as well as sell and sign his newest book Landscaping with Conifers and Ginkgo for the Southeast. The book is for sale for $30. A $5 donation is requested upon entry which is applied to help sustain our endeavors (please make checks out to UGA).

School is out for summer, and parking is available at the McPhaul Parking lot across from the Stegeman Coliseum. For more information about the open house, parking, and directions, please email trial-gardens@uga.edu. We look forward to seeing everyone there!

Juliet Swanson
Director of Marketing
UGA Trial Gardens
220 W. Green Street, Athens