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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.

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!








November Membership Meeting

“Landscape Design by John Howard: Classical, Elegant, and Naturally Beautiful,” John Howard, landscape architect, Atlanta, Georgia

Please mark your calendars.  You will not want to miss Atlanta’s acclaimed Landscape Architect, John Howard.

Reminder: The November Meeting will be on Tuesday, November 13th, which is the second Tuesday of the month. The meeting will be at 10 am at Anne M's house.

Floral Design Trip: "A Southern Soujourn" in Augusta 

Join us on October 24 for a floral design trip to "A Southern Sojourn" flower show, presented by the Sand Hills Garden Club at the Morris Museum of Art in Augusta. 

After a drive to Augusta, Ga, we will lunch at the August CC followed by a visit to the Morris Museum of Art on the Riverbank. The Morris is dedicated to the art and artists of the South. The highlight of the day will be the GCA flower show, "A South Sojourn." Designers will interpret various pieces of art in the Morris.  Click here to register.


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

Special Horticulture Opportunity!

Last summer, Brent and Becky's Bulbs introduced a unique  New Narcissus Cultivar called N. Plant America - offered exclusively to National Garden Clubs. We were lucky to have  procured 100 of these special bulbs and would like to give our members a chance to enjoy these in their own gardens!  Click here for more details and to purchase.

Funding the Future

Our state currently lacks a dedicated funding mechanism for the conservation for priority lands, the stewardship of state parks and wildlife management areas, and the support of local parks and preserves. The Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Amendment will change that. Please vote on Nov 6th.  Read more here.


GCA 2018-19 On the Road Programs

The GCA has just released its new On the Road schedule, 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.


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.



Sign up Now to Volunteer for the Cherokee Garden Tour

Thanks to Lisa H, volunteer sign-ups are now open for the May 2019 Garden Tour.  Click here to claim your spot on the schedule. Thank you to everyone who has already signed up!



Cherokees Learn to Propagate

On October 10, Cherokees gathered for a propagation workshop.



GCA Photography Contest

November 1 is the deadline to enter Glorious Gardens!, a contest sponsored by the GCA's Photography and Garden History & Design Committees.  Click here for more information.


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.   

A Succulent Guide for the Home Gardener

Want to know more about growing succulents at home?  Click here to learn  more from the experts at Butchart Gardens!

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.


AUTUMN  INSPIRATION



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 Member, Garden Club of America, 1963


 
GCA Zone VIII


  Member, Garden Club of Georgia, 1928 


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