Georgia Perennial Plant Association: Jenks Farmer, 30 Years of Garden Design in the South

Jenks Farmer challenges southern garden design. He's been a leader in public and private gardens for the past 30 years. He will share photos spanning 30 years of design work and address how his style and garden design in general has changed. From 1980s style, perennial border artifice to more relaxed styles incorporating heirloom plants and rural landscapes, to todays sustainable, naturalistic meadows, one thing has been consistent; Jenks seeks and insists on the best performing plants for any design.

Jenks Farmer was director of South Carolina's three largest new botanical gardens established over the past 30 years. Riverbanks Botanical, Moore Farms and Historic Columbia Gardens. His plant driven design work also incorporates artists and artisans of all kinds. Today, he's on the American Horticulture Society Book Awards team and he designs and plants gardens for private and public projects. On his family's 1750 farm near Augusta, he runs an organically managed nursery specializing in crinum lilies and native plants.

For more information, see Jenks Farmer, Plantsman.

Free, reservations are not required. Event starts at 7:00 pm with sign-in, light refreshments and a chance to mingle with fellow garden enthusiasts and Georgia Perennial Plant Association members. Speakers begin at 7:30 pm. For more information, please call 240.505.0598.