Cherokee Garden Library

Cherokee Garden Library

A Natural Resource

Interested in gardening, landscape design, garden history, horticulture, floral design, botanical art, cultural landscapes, natural landscapes and plant ecology? Who isn't?! Come see over 30,000 books, photographs, manuscripts, seed catalogs and landscape drawings included in the Cherokee Garden Library collection. These rare and valuable resources tell the story of American horticulture and botanical history in the Southeastern United States and areas of influence throughout America, Europe, and Asia.

The Cherokee Garden Library is a member of the Southern Garden History Society and The Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries

About the Cherokee Garden Library Founding and Leadership (PDF)

Upcoming Event

Ashley Wright McIntyre Lecture: Douglas Tallamy, Bringing Nature Home: How You Can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants
Wednesday, October 19, 2016, 7:00 PM

Doug Tallamy presents practical recommendations for how virtually everyone with access to a patch of earth can make a significant contribution toward sustaining biodiversity. Chairman of the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware, Tallamy will discuss the unbreakable link between native plant species and wildlife. 


  • Maysie Spalding Beeson
  • Adelaide Ward Burton
  • Mary Johnson Calhoun
  • J. Cannon Carr, Jr.
  • Sharon Jones Cole
  • Lane Beebe Courts
  • Mary Wayne Dixon
  • Katharine Ellis Elsas
  • Corinne "Kinsey" Appleby Harper, President
  • Chris Hastings
  • Susan L. Hitchcock
  • John Howard
  • Ozzie Johnson
  • Andrew Kohr
  • Molly Yellowlees Lanier
  • Missy Means Madden
  • F. Raymond McIntyre III
  • Audrey Hill McMenamy
  • Tracy Gray Monk
  • Carter Heyward Morris
  • Caye Johnson Oglesby
  • Nancy Roberts Patterson
  • Mary “Teed” McConnell Poe
  • Elizabeth "Libby" King Prickett
  • Jane Douglas Reynolds
  • Muriel Foster Schelke
  • Claire McCants Schwahn, Immediate Past President, Ex-Officio
  • Alex Smith
  • Spencer Tunnell II
  • Joy Rayburn Vannerson
  • Marsha Pirkle Webb
  • Jane Robinson Whitaker, Vice President
  • Helen Howell Wray, Secretary
  • Zach Young

AZALEA DISTRICT
Sue Edenfield

CAMELLIA DISTRICT
Julie Groce

DOGWOOD DISTRICT/CHEROKEE GARDEN LIBRARY CHAIRMAN FOR GCG
Joy Vannerson

LAUREL DISTRICT
Susan Roof

MAGNOLIA DISTRICT
Nancy Muggridge

OLEANDER DISTRICT
Winette Almon

REDBUD DISTRICT
Julianna Givens Goecke

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