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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.

Spring Inspiration - 2021 - Paula H.
Spring Inspiration - 2021 - Paula H.
Spring Inspiration - 2021 - Paula H.
Maine Botanical Garden - Fall 2020 - Paula H.
Maine Botanical Garden - Fall 2020 - Paula H.
Spring Inspiration, March 2020, Paula
Spring Inspiration, March 2020, Paula
Spring Inspiration, March 2020, Paula
"Loving every minute in my garden!!" June 2020 Atlanta, GA - Kay
"Loving every minute in my garden!!" June 2020 Atlanta, GA - Kay
"Loving every minute in my garden!!" June 2020 Atlanta, GA - Kay
Oregon Botanical Garden Silverton OR, Claire, October 2019
Woodburn OR, Claire, October 2019
Willamette Valley OR, Claire, October 2019
Cottage Shadows - North Carolina, Janis 2019
Boxwood and roses on “steroid mountain air” Teri's Garden Highlands, North Carolina 2019
Chelsea Flower Show - England, Claire 2019
Chelsea Flower Show - London, Claire 2019
Sissinghurst Garden - Kent England, Claire 2019
Sissinghurst Garden - Kent England, Claire 2019
Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden Cape Town South Africa, Paula 2019
Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden Cape Town South Africa, Paula 2019
Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden Cape Town South Africa, Paula 2019
Scottie's garden- May 2019
Beautiful wisteria - April 2019- Adelaide
Ellen Beard- March 2019
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

Upcoming events

Click here for our full calendar of upcoming events.

NEWS

Summer Trough Workshop

Cherokees enjoyed a two-day trough making workshop in June. Click here for pictures of the team at work and the final product. The troughs have to cure for two months before they can be planted. They will make beautiful entries for the November Flower Show!

Photography study in honor of Olmstead

In celebration of Olmsted's 200th birthday, Cherokees were treated to a discussion with our own Newell Harbin as well as Maria Kelly, Curatorial Assistant of Photography at the High Museum, as they discussed some of their favorite photographers looking at parks and landscapes. Click here to see the photographs discussed.

Olmstead Park Clean up

On May 6, Cherokee and Peachtree Conservation Committees joined forces to honor Olmstead's 200th birthday by cleaning out invasive plant species from The Deepdene Forest - part of Olmstead's beautiful Linear Park.

Atlanta Botanical Garden Flower Show

Congratulations to all of the Cherokees who made the February 24-27 Flower Show a great success. A special thanks to Blair Robbins - show co-chair, Nancy Jamison - Floral Design chair, Sally Seeds and Yvonne Wade - Horticulture chairs, Frazer Fiveash and Perrin Kibler - Judges/Clerks, Fluffy McDuffy and Lisa Hoffman - Staging.

And congratulations to the club for winning the Sweepstakes Award!! Click here for a list of all of the Cherokee award winners.




Membership News

Cherokee’s four newest members-elect gathered on January 25th with committee heads at Frazer Fiveash’s lovely home for a second orientation. They learned about Cherokee’s many areas of community involvement. All enjoyed the opportunity to gather in person after a first orientation via zoom earlier in the month.
Pictured from left: membership chair Mary Moore, members-elect Amy Wilbanks, Barbara Sparkes, Anna Blitch, and Wendy Stengel, and president Caye Oglesby.

May Membership Meeting

Cherokees enjoyed a beautiful morning and wonderful presentation on composting by the ever popular duo, Duncan Beard and Marian Smith.


April Membership Meeting - Ansley Park

Click here to enjoy Staci Catron's Power Point presentation from the meeting.




Dobbs Elementary Planting Party

On November 22, a great group of Cherokees joined representatives from Trust for Public Land (TPL) and Trees Atlanta to plant trees and native plants on the playground at Dobbs Elementary. Learn more about the project here.


















The Membership Committee is pleased to announce the election of Scott Offen as Cherokee Master. As stated in our by-laws: “Cherokee Master Membership may be awarded to a man who has contributed in an extraordinary manner in the success of the Club.” Scott Offen most certainly has done just that. Visit the Membership Committee page for more information about Scott.



SUMMER  INSPIRATION





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GCA Zone VIII


  Member, Garden Club of Georgia, 1928 


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