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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.

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.
Dubai Miracle Garden is world's biggest flower garden. It is situated in the North West Quadrant of Arabian Ranches interchange- July 2017- Virginia A.
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 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
Kenya, Africa- June 2017- Maggie
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


May Membership Meeting

 

We are so grateful to Paula for making possible our May meeting with uber talented Sybil Sylvester and James Farmer, two of the very best in floral design, as they eased us into summer entertaining with new ideas for tabletop arrangements. Sybil Sylvester, floral designer, author, and owner of Wildflower Designs in Birmingham, Alabama, taught us how to make one of her stunning arrangements for a seated dinner. James Farmer, floral designer, interior designer, author, and owner of James Farmer Designs, showed us all about constructing a fabulous arrangement for a cocktail buffet. Afterwards, we gathered for refreshments, book signing,  and fun. 

Cashiers Club Trip

Sign up now for Cherokee's Club Trip to visit Southern Highlands Reserve and tour various gardens in Cashiers.  The trip will take place June 6-7, 2018. Deadline to sign up is May 20th. Click here for details.





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NEWS

Nancy J Wins Best in Show at GCA Show "City Color" in Birmingham

On May 2, Nancy won another blue and Best in Show in Floral Design for her contemporary arrangement in the "City Color" show held at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens.  The GCA show was presented by the Little Garden Club of Birmingham and Red Mountain Garden Club.  

Cherokee Members Place Best in Show at Zone VIII Meeting

Nancy J and Blair R win Best in Show at the Zone VIII Meeting and Flower Show: Parks, Pines, and Preservation in Savannah, GA.  Pictured to the right is the award-winning  arrangement.  Fluffy M received Honorable Mention.  In horticulture, Virginia A won the Catherine Beattie Medal and the Horticulture Propogation Award.  

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!

Cherokee Member Places Second in GCA Photography Contest

Paula H. has placed second in Class 6B: Perennials; Blue, Pink & Purple of the GCA's online photo contest, focusing on the Freeman.  To read more about the contest and to see more award-winning photos in the March 2018 issue of focus magazine, click here.

 


 GCA Publishes Information about Boxwood Blight

Click here for more information.


Cherokees Visit Skyland Trail

On April 17,  Libby Shortridge shared her passion for the life-changing work that is being done at Skyland Trail through their Horticulture Therapy program. Cherokees also learned about all the different programs that Skyland Trail has to offer from President and CEO, Beth Finnerty.  

Botanical Arts

Congratulations to Caroline T! 
First time club entry and third place winner for her Victorian locket design and creation!

Click here to see more pictures from Savannah.


Cherokees are Introduced to Botanical Arts

On March 20, Anne L. Scott of Jupiter Island, Florida, introduced us to Botanical Arts.  Anne shared her expertise on creating exquisite jewels and baubles from organic materials, and she entertained with stories of Flower Show competition.

Click here to see highlights!



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.

Spring Planting Day at Louise Howard Park

On April 4, Cherokees gathered to install a variety of new plants at Louise Howard Park.  Click here for more photos.

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.


SPRING INSPIRATION (images via House & Garden, UK)



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 Member, Garden Club of America, 1963


 
GCA Zone VIII


  Member, Garden Club of Georgia, 1928 


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