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.

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.

Monday, October 21, 2019 at 7:00 PM

McElreath Hall
Atlanta History Center

Carol Reese
Extension Horticulture Specialist

How to Be a Collector & Still Look Collected

We've seen them, the gardens of those obsessed with a particular genus, or those who want just one of every new plant that comes along. Transform the unkempt into the artistic with a few easily done design tips. It can be surprisingly simple to add discipline to even the wildest plant collection using strong line and a little geometry.

Carol Reese is an Extension Horticulture Specialist, a nationally-known speaker, blending equal parts gardening knowledge, natural lore, and quirky humor. Her B.S. and M.S. in Horticulture are from Mississippi State University, and she could also add her PhD if she “had ever written that damn dissertation!” While there, she taught classes in Plant Materials, and co-taught Landscape Design for non-LA majors alongside a “real” landscape architect. She attributes her love of horticulture to being raised on a farm by generations of plant nuts, including a grandfather who dynamited his garden spot each spring to “break up his hard pan”. Carol's very personal appreciation of natural lore is at least partially a result of her near daily rambles through the wild areas near her home with her motley collection of mutts, aka known as the strong-willed breed of "Amalgamations."


Monday, November 18, 2019 at 7:00 PM

McElreath Hall
Atlanta History Center

Joseph Rothleutner
Director of Horticulture
Lincoln Park Zoo

Rothleutner is an ideal leader with a strong, hands-on science background. He studied plant sciences and urban forestry at the University of Maryland as an undergraduate and earned his master's degree in horticulture at Oregon State University, where his focus was plant breeding, genetics and biotechnology. Previously, he bred and selected trees and shrubs at Morton Arboretum.

For more information, see lpzoo.org.


Click here to read about Past GPPA Meetings and Events