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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.

Peacock topiary covered in an array of colourful flowers at the largest natural flower garden in the world- July 2017- Virginia Almand
Dubai Miracle Garden is world's biggest flower garden. It is situated in the North West Quadrant of Arabian Ranches interchange- July 2017- Virginia Almand
Barbara Bush Garden-July 2017-Claire Schwahn
Kennebunkport, Maine-July 2017- Claire Schwahn
Kennebunkport, Maine-July 2017- Claire Schwahn
Kennebunkport, Maine-July 2017- Claire Schwahn
Boston Public Garden-July 2017-Claire Schwahn
Boston Public Garden-July 2017-Claire Schwahn
Pollinator Meadow on the way home from Hale's home in Alabama- July 2017- Elizabeth Hale
Pollinator Meadow on the way home from Hale's home in Alabama- July 2017- Elizabeth Hale
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

Upcoming Events


News and Events

September Membership Meeting at Goodrum House

Program: “Restoring an Atlanta Garden Icon: The Goodrum House and Garden through the lens of landscape architect Spencer Tunnell” 

Tour of Goodrum Gardens: Walk about the gardens and hear an introduction of the home by Barbara Hyde, “keeper” of the May Patterson Goodrum Home.

Fabulous India Hicks Wows the Crowd at Amazing!

On April 20, 2017, Cherokee held its GCA Flower Show, "Amazing!" Hundreds of visitors came to the Show and also attended lectures by our featured speaker, India Hicks. Click here to read article on GCA's website.


On the Road with GCA

In 2017-2018, the GCA is offering special educational opportunities to all GCA club members. Take a trip to the Smithsonian, Visit GCA Headquarters, Visit Longwood Gardens, Botany Bootcamp at Harvard's Arnold Arboretum are just a few of the educational programs that will be offered.   Click here to view the full schedule. 

CGL Lecture: "Landscape Architect, Thomas Waltz Discusses Sustainable Design"

On October 12, 2017, the Atlanta History Center presents the Ashley Wright McIntyre Lecture featuring landscape architect, Thomas Woltz, as he discusses Sustainable Design. 

The lecture begins at 6:00 PM, and a reception will follow the lecture in the Draper Members Room and Atrium, McElreath Hall.

American Hydrangea Society: Robert Mallet, The Ultimate Exhibitionist: Hydrangeas from Private to Public

Free of charge at the Atlanta History Center on October 23.  Light refreshments at 7:00 PM, speakers begin at 7:30.   For more information call 770-956-7734.



GCA Plant of the Year

The Freeman Horticulture Award was recently awarded to Magnolia ashei Ashe magnolia. The plant, which can be grown in zones 6 through 9, was nominated by our fellow Zone VIII club, Late Bloomers Garden Club.  Click here to read more.


GCA's call for Neonics Ban

The Garden Club of America opposes use of neonics; writes to AG Secretary and EPA Administrator- Sonny Perdue responds.  Click here to read article.


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 Member, Garden Club of America, 1963


 
GCA Zone VIII


  Member, Garden Club of Georgia, 1928 


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