AHS April 2021 Zoom Meeting
Monday, April 22, 2021 7:00 PM EDT (USA and Canada)
Please join us for an evening with garden designer Brooks Garcia – “Using Hydrangeas to Their Best Effect in The Garden and Other Good Bedfellows”
Brooks Garcia is one of the rare ones, a second generation native Atlantan. Now, I guess he is what you would call an ‘Ex Pat.’ He escaped the harried City of Atlanta for a simpler life in the Northeast Georgia mountains in the small town of Demorest. Before this life altering move, Brooks attended The Lovett School and upon graduation went on to The University of Georgia where he got his BLA in Landscape Architecture. After college he traveled in Europe for three months studying garden design and honing his plant knowledge. He returned to Atlanta and held a number of lesser jobs before going to work for Ryan Gainey as his personal assistant where he helped create many outstanding gardens in Atlanta, Long Island and abroad in France. Brooks started his own company, Fine Gardens, that he ran for 25 years in Atlanta creating gardens for clients, participating in the Southeastern Flower Show, The Foxhall Flower Show and ended up helping his good friend, Marney Hall, install five gardens at the world-famous Chelsea Flower Show. Brooks was also on the board of Hills and Dales in LaGrange and Historic Oakland Cemetery. He helped create the beginning gardens at Oakland where he worked for 6 years as a gardener. He is now on the board of The Old Clarkesville Cemetery helping to restore this historic cemetery in his new community. In 2014, The Universe offered a life altering opportunity and he seized the brass ring so to speak and went for his lifelong dream, to live in North Georgia mountains and build his dream house Villa del Sole, a Tuscan style villa and gardens which he shares with his two Boston terriers, Buster and Rufus.
In order to attend the April Zoom meeting, you will need to pre-register. Once you have pre-registered, you will receive an e-mail confirmation of your registration with the Zoom meeting number and password. During the meeting, those attending will be muted and not seen, however, you will be able to type in your questions in the chat room.