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Fall 2016 Meeting – Elizabeth Dean, speaker

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Fall 2016 Meeting – Elizabeth Dean, speaker

Monday, October 24, 2016‬ at the Atlanta History Center's Woodruff Auditorium in McElreath Hall

The Fall AHS meeting will be ‪Monday, October 24, 2016‬, at the Atlanta History Center, Woodruff Auditorium in McElreath Hall, 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30305.

Please join us at our new location for an evening with our speaker, Elizabeth Dean, one-half of the partnership of Wilkerson Mill Gardens. Elizabeth’s lecture is entitled “Hydrangeas...There Is No Accounting For Taste!”

Elizabeth Dean and husband, Gene Griffith, started Wilkerson Mill Gardens in 1990. What began as a business growing woody plants for cut stems has shifted into a specialty plant nursery with online sales and on site sales by appointment or during Open Days.

Gene’s serendipitous acquisition of www.hydrangea.com led them to collect what is perhaps the most extensive collection of hydrangeas on the east coast. Their love of hydrangeas led them to Penny McHenry. Elizabeth was a founding board member of the American Hydrangea Society.

They now are focused on hydrangeas: collecting; observing; propagating; growing; selecting reliable hydrangeas for the garden. Unable to restrain themselves, they continue to offer a scattering of some of their other favorite woody plants. They delight in sharing their experience and opinions gained by working with plants over the last 25 years with the goal of helping gardeners to succeed and to relish their gardens.

Sometimes funny, often thoughtful, usually informative and always lively, Elizabeth will share selected opinions, observations and knowledge gained from a life in the dirt.

We look forward to seeing you!

7:00 PM Social Time & Refreshments
7:30 PM Meeting Begins
Plant raffle following meeting (come early to purchase your tickets!)

Atlanta History Center
Woodruff Auditorium in McElreath Hall
130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta, GA  30305
Click here for map

Free Parking – Handicap Accessible

All are welcome!


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