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, April 16, 2018

McElreath Hall
Atlanta History Center

Barbara Allen Memorial Lecture

Jenks Farmer
Renaissance Plantsman

30 Years of Garden Design in the South

Jenks Farmer challenges southern garden design. He's been a leader in public and private gardens for the past 30 years. He will share photos spanning 30 years of design work and address how his style and garden design in general has changed. From 1980s style, perennial border artifice to more relaxed styles incorporating heirloom plants and rural landscapes, to todays sustainable, naturalistic meadows, one thing has been consistent; Jenks seeks and insists on the best performing plants for any design.

Jenks Farmer was director of South Carolina's three largest new botanical gardens established over the past 30 years. Riverbanks Botanical, Moore Farms and Historic Columbia Gardens. His plant driven design work also incorporates artists and artisans of all kinds. Today, he's on the American Horticulture Society Book Awards team and he designs and plants gardens for private and public projects. On his family's 1750 farm near Augusta, he runs an organically managed nursery specializing in crinum lilies and native plants.

For more information, see Jenks Farmer, Plantsman.

Click here to read about Past GPPA Meetings and Events