In Seeking Eden. authors Staci L. Catron, Director of Cherokee Garden Library, and historic preservationist Mary Ann Eaddy promote an awareness of, and appreciation for, Georgia’s rich garden heritage. The stories of nearly 30 designed landscapes first identified in Garden History of Georgia, 1733-1933, published by the Peachtree Garden Club in Atlanta in 1933, have been updated and expanded.
Beautifully photographed by James R. Lockhart, Seeking Eden provides a record of each garden’s evolution and history as well as its current appearance. Dating from the mid-18th century to the early 20th century, these publicly and privately owned gardens include 19th century parterres, Colonial Revival gardens, Country Place Era landscapes, rock gardens, historic town squares, college campuses, and an urban conservation garden.
Seeking Eden explores the significant impact of the women who envisioned and nurtured many of these special places; the role of professional designers, including J. Neel Reid, Philip Trammel Shutze, William C. Pauley, Robert Cridland, the Olmsted Brothers, Hubert Bond Owens, and Clermont Lee; and the influence of the garden club movement in Georgia in the early 20th century.
Book signing, exhibition opening, and reception will follow the lecture.
Tickets are $25. Reservations are required. Please call 404.814.4150.