Founded by Cherokee Garden Club of Atlanta in 1975, Cherokee Garden Library is named for the state floral emblem of Georgia, the Cherokee rose (Rosa laevigata) and is one of the special collection libraries of Kenan Research Center.
Cherokee Garden Library collects and preserves works in gardening, landscape design, garden history, horticulture, floral design, botanical art, plant ecology, natural landscapes, and cultural landscapes, including historic sites, designed landscapes, vernacular landscapes, and ethnographic landscapes. Ranging in date from 1586 to the present, Cherokee Garden Library books, periodicals, manuscript collections, and visual arts collections tell the stories of horticulture and botanical history in the Southeastern United States and areas of influence throughout the world.
This collection highlight was funded by the Ashley Wright McIntyre Education and Programming Endowment Fund.
Sunflower Botanical Print section of Atlanta History Center’s Cherokee Garden Library Collection exhibition.