Monday, January 27, 2014

Founders Memorial Garden

The Founders Memorial Garden, located in Athens, Georgia on the campus of the University of Georgia, is a 2 1/2 acre garden that memorializes America's first garden club - The Ladies Garden Club of Athens - which was founded in 1891.  It was begun in 1936 by the Garden Club of Georgia, and was completed in 1946.

It includes an arboretum, formal boxwood garden, a perennial garden, and two courtyards.

 The garden is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.  Admission is free.

17 comments:

  1. First Garden Club was in Athens - who knew?

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    1. I found that to be an interesting tidbit of trivia, too.

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  2. University of Georgia - isn't that the Bulldogs?

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  3. The pictures look like the private garden of an English country house. And no worse for that!
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    1. It does look like something you'd see in a country manor.

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  4. quite lovely. They need to serve tea to be complete. And one should wear a hat while strolling the grounds. Neat!

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  5. Hi Sherry,

    Such lovely photos, as per usual. Athens, Georgia, it's all Greek to me :)

    Gary

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  6. Hi Sherry .. interesting to read about the first Women's Garden Club, and then the fact they've created a memorial garden to remember their 100+ years ... cheers Hilary

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    1. I think it's lovely that they've created gardens to memorialize the first garden club!

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