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Cherokee Garden Club was founded in 1928 in Atlanta, Georgia.  It became a member of the Garden Club of Georgia in 1928, and a member of the Garden Club of America (GCA) in 1963.  Cherokee is part of GCA's Zone VIII.

The purpose of the Club shall be to stimulate the knowledge and love of gardening and to protect, improve and restore the quality of the environment through programs and action in the fields of education, conservation and civic improvement. As members of the Garden Club of America we share and support the advantages of association by means of open meetings, conferences, correspondence and publications.

Founded in 1913, The Garden Club of America is a volunteer, nonprofit 501(c)3 organization comprised of 200 member clubs and approximately 18,000 club members throughout the country.   For more information about the Garden Club of America, click here.

Cherokee Share a Garden (right)

Enjoy recent photos taken by Cherokees at gardens around the world.

Mykonos, Greece- August 2018- Paula H.
Mykonos, Greece- August 2018- Paula H.
Mykonos, Greece- August 2018- Paula H.
Glacier National Park, July 2018, Mary. M.
Glacier National Park, July 2018, Mary M.
Glacier National Park, July 2018, Mary M.
St James's Park, London; July 2018; Claire
Buckingham Palace Gardens; July 2018; Claire
Kensington Palace Gardens; July 2019; Claire
Palace Garden at Kew; July 2019; Claire
Blenheim Palace Gardens; July 2018; Claire
North Fork River Ranch, Colorado- June 2018- Adelaide
Ham House, Richmond, June 2018- Anne G.
Ham House, Richmond, June 2018- Anne G.
Anne Hathaway's garden, June 2018- Anne G.
Anne Hathaway's cottage, June 2018- Anne G.
Anne Hathaway's cottage, June 2018- Anne G.
Cliveden, England- June 2018- Anne G.
Tuinen Gardens Rijks Museum Amsterdam- May 2018- Paula H.
Van Loon Gardens Amsterdam- May 2018- Paula H.
Amsterdam- May 2018- Paula H.
Nancy J- June 2018
Hidden garden in Havana, Cuba- June 2018- Nancy J.
"Pocket" garden in Havana, Cuba- June 2018- Nancy J.
Paula's beautiful garden- May 2018
Boston Public Garden - Claire - Jan 2018
Boston Public Garden - Claire - Jan 2018
Reflecting pools in the gardens at Kohanaiki, Kona, Hawaii - Yvonne 2018
Reflecting pools in the gardens at Kohanaiki, Kona, Hawaii - Yvonne 2018
Dragon fruit growing in Kohanaiki community garden, Kona, Hawaii - Yvonne 2018
Palms in Maui - Yvonne 2018
Butchart Gardens, Canada- Summer 2017- Nan E.
Butchart Gardens, Canada- Summer 2017- Nan. E.
Monet's Garden at Giverny, Summer 2017, Anne M
Buckingham Palace, Summer 2017, Anne M
Buckingham Palace, Summer 2017, Anne M
Blenheim Palace, Summer 2017, Anne M
Blenheim Palace, Summer 2017, Anne M
Tuileries Gardens, Summer 2017, Anne M
Tuileries Gardens, Summer 2017, Anne M
Monet's Garden at Giverny, Summer 2017, Anne M
Rose in Margaret S's garden at Canterbury Court, Atlanta
Rose in Margaret S's garden at Canterbury Court, Atlanta
Rose in Margaret S's garden at Canterbury Court, Atlanta
Cathedral Lake- Aspen, Co- August 2017- Elise
Villa Carlotta- Lake Como, Italy- August 2017- Elise
Rare lily originally from the garden of Carter K's grandmother which was transplanted to the garden of Carter's mother, and now thrives in Carter's own garden.
Luxembourg Garden in Paris, France- July 2017- Anne M.
Luxembourg Garden in Paris, France- July 2017- Anne M.
Barbara Bush Garden-July 2017-Claire
Kennebunkport, Maine-July 2017- Claire
Kennebunkport, Maine-July 2017-
Kennebunkport, Maine-July 2017- Claire
Boston Public Garden-July 2017-Claire
Boston Public Garden-July 2017-Claire
Pollinator Meadow on the way home from Hale's home in Alabama- July 2017- Elizabeth H.
Hills and Dales House in LaGrange, GA-July 2017-Claire Schwahn
Hills and Dales in LaGrange, GA-July 2017-Claire Schwahn
Hills and Dales Estate-July 2017- Paula Hennessy
Stowe University Gardens, Buckinghamshire, England - June 2017 - Adelaide
Bodnant Gardens, Wales - June 2017 - Adelaide
Rosemary Verey's Garden at Barnsley House, Cirencester, Gloucestershire - June 2017 - Adelaide
Bodysgallen Hall Gardens, Wales - June 2017 - Adelaide
Laburnum Walk, Bodnant Gardens, Wales - June 2017 - Adelaide
Butchart Gardens in Victoria, British Columbia - July 2016 - Claire
Beautiful Lemon trees in the garden at Galleria Colonna, Rome, Italy - June 2017 - Carrie
Winghaven in Charlotte, NC - May 2017 - Claire
ABG's White Garden designed by Alex Smith - June 2017 - Paula
ABG's White Garden designed by Alex Smith - June 2017 - Paula
ABG's White Garden designed by Alex Smith - June 2017 - Paula

EVENTS

2019 Cherokee Garden Tour

 The 2019 Cherokee Garden Club tour to be held on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 will feature a onetime opportunity to visit five beautiful privately owned Cherokee garden properties in the Buckhead area of Atlanta.  Nationally recognized floral and event designers, Greg Campbell and Erick New of Garden District in Memphis, will speak on their new book, Florists to the Field, at noon as guests enjoy a boxed lunch in one of the special Cherokee gardens.


September Membership Meeting

On September 18, Cherokees will be treated to a presentation by Emily Followell, whose photos of Tracy's garden were recently featured in Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles.  Following the meeting, Emily will lead a photography workshop. The meeting and workshop will be at Maggie's house.

Click here for more details about the meeting, or click here to register for the workshop.  Space for the workshop is limited!

Amy Stewart at Cherokee Garden Library

On October 18 at 7:00 PM, Amy Stewart will be speaking on her book, Wicked Plants: The Weed That Killed Lincoln’s Mother & Other Botanical Atrocities.  A reception and book signing will follow in the Draper Members Room and Atrium of McElreath Hall. Click here for more information or to purchase tickets.




Click here for our full calendar of upcoming events.


NEWS

GCA's 2018-19 On the Road Programs

The GCA has just released its new On the Roadschedule, which includes educational opportunities and adventures related to the GCA's purpose in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Nebraska, Virginia, and New York, to name a few. Click here for details.

Cherokees Visit SHR

Take a moment to enjoy Southern Highlands Reserve Summer newsletter to see a picture of Cherokees touring SHR.  Read about Benefits of Nature and Cultivating our Gardens.


Cherokees Celebrate 90 Years

On March 20, one hundred Cherokees gathered to celebrate Cherokee's 90th birthday.  Members and special guests gathered for a luncheon at Scottie's house, originally the lovely home and gardens of Anne C, founder of the  Cherokee Garden Library. 

Click here to see photos from the day! 


Does Your Garden Have Wings?

Epimediums are known by many different commons names, one of which is fairy wings.  They are spread by underground rhizomes and in some cultures are used for medical purposes.  Read Tony's article on Epimediums to learn more.


 




Georgia Perennial Plant Association-Fall Meetings

Mark your calendar and join Matt and Tim Nichols on September 17th at the Atlanta History Center as they share their latest talk, "Color Explosion." This is the first of the Fall Meetings by Georgia Perennial Plant Association.  Click here for the full schedule.

Cashiers Club Trip

In early June, Cherokees enjoyed a wonderful trip to Cashiers, North Carolina.  Highlights included tours of the Cravey Garden in Wade Hampton, the Dixon Garden, "Ushuata," the Harper Garden in Round Hill, and the Southern Highlands Reserve.

Click here to see photos from the trip.

2018 Montine McDaniel Freeman Medal Plant of the Year

The winner of the 2018 GCA Plant of the Year is a pollinator magnet! Pycnanthemum muticum, commonly known as mountain mint, is a native perennial that attracts an abundance of diverse bees, butterflies, moths and other beneficial insects It grows in USDA Zones 4 to 8, in full sun to partial shade and both drought and wet conditions. 


SUMMER INSPIRATION



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 Member, Garden Club of America, 1963


 
GCA Zone VIII


  Member, Garden Club of Georgia, 1928 


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