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Special Events


Saturday, February 22, 2014

The Inspired Gardener
A Symposium and Silent Auction

Photos from this successful GPPA event!

Even keynote speaker David Culp couldn't resist bidding on the amazing silent auction items!

Paula Refi and Brian Morris (Glade Spring Nursery) comparing notes about their potential purchases!

Auction chair and GPPA Board member Kacey Cloues working her magic with a
potential "customer" during the silent auction.

Mildred Pinnell-Fockele, VP of Horticulture at Atlanta Botanical Garden, "talking shop" with
Callaway Gardens' Director of Gardens (and GPPA Past President), Patricia Collins.

GPPA President Tim Martin with longtime member Doerte Schmieta-Wohman.

Symposium Co-Chair and GPPA Board member Rosemary Bathurst.

GPPA Members Jeannie Kostiuk and Kay Darrington greeting guests at the membership table.

Symposium Chair (and GPPA Past President) Anne Sheldon with Andy Sheldon.

GPPA members and Silent Auction "Escorts" Jack Driskell and Patti Locke ready to assist!

Day Hall was filled to capacity for the all day event.

GPPA President Tim Martin speaking during his program "Hydrangeas, Hibiscus, and Asters....oh, my!"

Presenter and RLA Dottie Myers during her program about trees in the landscape.

GPPA Past President Karin Verhoeven Guzy.

The delightful Lawton delChamps of Atlanta Botanical Garden spent the
day making sure everything went off without a hitch.

VP of Horticulture Mildred Pinnell-Fockele rounded out the slate of speakers.