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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.

Ashley River, Charleston, SC. October 2018 - Adelaide
Nan E. - butterfly picture- October 2018
Chenonceau, Loire Valley, Virginia 2018
Versailles, Virginia, Sept 2018
Mallorca, Spain- September 2018- Paula
Mallorca, Spain- September 2018- Paula
Mallorca, Spain- September 2018- Paula
Spain- Summer 2018- Kinsey
Blue Heron Nature Preserve, Emma Lane section- Summer 2018-Elizabeth H.
Blue Heron Nature Preserve, Emma Lane section- Summer 2018-Elizabeth H.
Batsford Arboretum, Moreton-in-Marsh, England- Summer 2018- Elizabeth H.
Batsford Arboretum, Moreton-in-Marsh, England- Summer 2018- Elizabeth H.
Coastal grasses at Pawleys Island, SC- August 2018-Claire
Kew Gardens, Royal Botanical Gardens- Kew, U.K.- July 2018- Claire
Kew Gardens, Royal Botanical Gardens- Kew, U.K.- July 2018- Claire
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 2018; 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 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
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
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.

Click here for details! Click here to become a sponsor! 


Click here to volunteer for the tour.









March Membership Meeting

Falling in Love with Grasslands, Paintings from Prairie to P├íramo,” 

Philip Juras, artist, Athens, Georgia

This is a joint meeting with Peachtree Garden Club. 

Tuesday, March 19 at the Woodruff Theater in the Atlanta History Center's McElreath Hall.

Please sign up by March 14 if you would like a complimentary boxed lunch.

Voting for Founders Fund Now Open

The 2019 Founders Fund Finalists have been announced in the Bulletin!  This year's three finalists represent a tremendous commitment to their communities. The three finalists are  Abrams CreekFlora and Fauna, and Sniff and Savor .  Read about the finalists here, and then click here to place your vote. 


Conservation Field Trip to Blue Heron Nature Preserve

On March 12, Cherokees will visit the Emma Wetlands at the Blue Heron Nature Preserve. We will be led by an Audubon Guide and learn what we can plant in our gardens to attract birds. Click here to register.



Ashley Wright McIntyre Lecture at the Cherokee Garden Library

On April 10, Victoria Johnson will discuss her book, American Eden. The book focuses on David Hosack, physician to both Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton. In 1801, on 20 acres of farmland, Hosack founded the first botanical garden in the United States. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.




Cherokee Garden Library Presents "The Well Placed Weed"

On February 27, "The Well-Placed Weed: The Bountiful Life of Ryan Gainey," a film by Steve Bransford and Cooper Sanchez, will be aired at the Atlanta History Center. The film will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers. Movie style refresements will be provided. Click here for tickets.


Gold Leaf: Zone VIII Meeting & Flower Show

April 22-24, 2019
Palm Beach, FL

Hosted by the Palm Beach Garden Club



Click here for our full calendar of upcoming events.

NEWS

Scott McMahan Speaks to Cherokee

On February 19, Scott presented “A Magic Carpet Ride in Asia: Biodiversity through the Travels of Scott McMahan.” Scott is Director of the International Plant Exploration Program at the Atlanta Botanical Garden.

Spring Floral Beauty on Display at February Meeting

The beautiful arrangement at right brightened the meeting held at Julie B's house.


Cherokees Increase Daffodil Meadow at Louise Howard Park

On November 7, Cherokees installed new plantings at Louise Howard Park. For details, click here.


Cherokee Garden Club Welcomes Three New Members-Elect

Click here to learn more.


Botanical Arts Workshop

In February, a group of Cherokees attended a GCA Botanical Arts workshop hosted by Sand HIlls Garden Club in Augusta. At right are beautiful pieces designed and created by Ann O (left) and Caroline T (right).

GCA Plant of the Year

The 2019 Montine McDaniel Freeman Horticulture Award has been awarded to Aristolochia macrophylla Dutchman's Pipe. Click here to read more. 


Capital Hill Supports Monarch Butterflies

In late September, the Congressional Pollinator Caucus held an event in Washington to raise awareness of their cause. Click here to learn more.







CAMELLIA  INSPIRATION



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 Member, Garden Club of America, 1963


 
GCA Zone VIII


  Member, Garden Club of Georgia, 1928 


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