Upcoming GPPA Special Event
Monday, May 20, 2019
Social Evening at Oakland Cemetery
In place of our regular membership meeting in May we will be having a social evening at Oakland Cemetery. Many of you were unable to join us at Oakland last year and those who did really enjoyed the relaxed evening. So we decided to do it again!
The rendezvous at Oakland will be Monday, May 20, 2019. You do not want to miss this fun evening. We are inviting members only but you may bring a non GPPA member guest.
We will be gathering from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. You will find parking in the gravel lot just outside the front gate. From there head over to the Bell Tower/Visitor Center for light refreshments and drinks. You are encouraged to stroll the gardens, talk to the Oakland staff and volunteers, take one of the guided tours being offered and visit the greenhouse for an insider's look. This will be an informal event, offering good company, a great garden and as always, opportunities to learn. Please join us.
Driving directions are at:
Upcoming GPPA Speaker Meeting
Monday, September 16, 2019
Atlanta History Center
Shannon Currey is Marketing Director for Hoffman Nursery, a wholesale nursery in North Carolina specializing in ornamental and native grasses. She began her career as a social scientist but changed fields in 2003 to pursue horticulture. At North Carolina State University, she trained in landscape design and horticulture in the Department of Horticultural Science. She began working at Hoffman Nursery in 2007 and has had a range of responsibilities: coordinating the plant evaluation program, managing the sales team, and overseeing the marketing program. As Marketing Director, she writes articles for national trade publications and gives talks on grasses to design professionals, industry organizations, and at public gardens. She is currently the Southern Region Director for the Perennial Plant Association.
For more information, see hoffmannursery.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.