Upcoming Meetings and Events


You're Invited!

Speaker Meetings are held at The Atlanta History Center,
McElreath Hall, on the third Monday of the month.

Click here for complete directions to the Atlanta History Center.

Social Time and Refreshments 7:00-7:30 p.m., Speaker 7:30 p.m.
Open to the public, reservations are not required.

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

The Goizueta Gardens at Atlanta History Center provide a perfect setting for GPPA. The extensive gardens are beautiful in every season. Come early to meetings and stroll the Frank A. Smith Rhododendron Garden in the ravine in front of McElreath Hall. To get a preview of the other gardens at AHC, go to their website at AHC Homes and Gardens.


Saturday, March 25, 2017

Dave Smith, Saul's Nursery
GPPA Members-Only Visit

Open Day at Saul's Nursery

Please visit the Members Only page for more information, and how to register.


Monday, April 17, 2017

McElreath Hall
Atlanta History Center

Laura Deeter, PhD
Ohio State Agricultural Technical Institute
Ohio State University

Maintenance Tips and Tricks for Perennials

Laura will share strategies for keeping our perennials in tip-top shape during their various growth phases and throughout the season.


Monday, May 15, 2017

McElreath Hall
Atlanta History Center

Dan Benarcik
Horticulturist
Chanticleer, A Pleasure Garden, Radnor, Pennsylvania

The Art of Gardening: Design Inspiration and innovative Planting Techniques from Chanticleer

Dan will discuss this 2015 book about gardening at Chanticleer.


Monday, June 19, 2017

McElreath Hall
Atlanta History Center

Henning von Schmeling
Chattahoochee Nature Preserve

Pollinator Gardens

Henning will share information on establishing a pollinator garden, which helps the creatures that work for us by pollinating our flowers and food crops.


Monday, July 17, 2017

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.


Monday, August 21, 2017

McElreath Hall
Atlanta History Center

Jonathan J. Storm, PhD
Associate Professor of Biology
University of South Carolina Upstate

The Field Guide to the Southern Piedmont

The Field Guide to the Southern Piedmont is a picture-based identification guide to over 700 species in Georgia and the Carolinas, including common animals, plants, fungi, slime molds, animal tracks, skulls and bones, rocks, minerals, and nature sounds.


Monday, September 18, 2017

McElreath Hall
Atlanta History Center

Tom Smarr
Horticulture Director
The Parklands of Floyds Fork, Louisville, Kentucky

The Parklands of Floyds Fork

The Parklands is a systemic, world-class addition to Louisville's park system that includes four major parks linked by a park drive, a first-rate urban trail system, and a remarkable water trail, all tracing Floyds Fork, a classic Kentucky system.


Monday, October 16, 2017

McElreath Hall
Atlanta History Center

Jessica Walliser
Author, Radio Host, Educator

Good Bug, Bad Bug: Who's Who, What They Do

Jessica's book is an indispensable field guide for both invasive and beneficial insects in the garden. She will offer advice on how to organically attract the "good guys" and manage the "bad guys."


Monday, November 20, 2017

McElreath Hall
Atlanta History Center

Roy Diblik
Northwind Perennial Farms

Know Maintenance Perennial Gardening

A popular speaker at the 2015 GPPA/ABG Symposium, Roy returns to share his insights about gardening and our lives.


December 2017

McElreath Hall
Atlanta History Center

No Meeting


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