Lunch & Learn – “Seeking Eden”

January 14, 2019 @ 11:15 am America/New York Timezone
The Norcross Garden Club Cottage
33 College Street Norcross
GA 30071
Leanne Penman

Speakers: Staci L. Catron and Mary Ann Eaddy

Seeking Eden promotes an awareness of, and appreciation for, Georgia’s rich garden heritage. Updated and expanded here are the stories of nearly thirty designed landscapes first identified in the early twentieth-century publication Garden History of Georgia, 1733–1933Seeking Eden records each garden’s evolution and history as well as each garden’s current early twenty-first-century appearance, as beautifully documented in photographs. Dating from the mid-eighteenth to the early twentieth centuries, these publicly and privately owned gardens include nineteenth-century parterres, Colonial Revival gardens, Country Place–era landscapes, rock gardens, historic town squares, college campuses, and an urban conservation garden.

Staci L. Catron is the director of the Cherokee Garden Library, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center, and a past president of the Southern Garden History Society.

Mary Ann Eaddy retired from the Historic Preservaiton Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources where she worked first as manager of the technical services unit and then as special assistant to the director.  She also taught a graduate course in preservation planning in the Heritage Preservation Program at Georgia State University.

James K. Lockhart is a photographer specializing in architectural and landscape photography.  Now retired, he documented more than sixteen hundred nominations to the National Register of Historic Places in his role as photographer for the State of Georgia, Historic Preservation Division.                                                                     RSVP by Friday, January 11th: Leanne