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SPS Spring Meeting 2016

  • Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens 2 Canebrake Road Savannah, GA, 31419 United States (map)

Join us at the Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens (the Bamboo Farm) in Savannah, and the Arboretum of Armstrong Atlantic State University on Saturday, April 23, 2016. 

The day begins at 10:00 am at the Coastal Georgia Botanical gardens. We'll meet at the Visitor Center for greetings and welcome, followed by a walking tour of the gardens. The CGBG is in the process of realizing its master garden plan, including its new visitor and conference center and the planting of many themed gardens. If you haven't visited for a while, you'll be surprised by the progress. Palms, mostly provided and planted by the Southeastern Palm society, remain integrated into the plan, and after a mild winter, we expect to find them in peak condition. The gardens recently introduced a very modest $5 entrance fee, which will be waived for SPS members and their guests on April 23. (The SPS board will meet at 9:00 am at the Visitor Center at the CGBG.)

After lunch on our own, we'll continue the day at The Arboretum at Armstrong Atlantic State University. The arboretum, under the direction of horticulturalist Phillip Schretter, are truly amazing. Browse "plant collections" at the link below for descriptions and photos of camellias, unusual conifers, gingers, primitive "dinosaur" plants and an international garden. Beyond what's noted on the website, there are plenty of "how is that growing here" plants.

See you there!

Locations

Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens

2 Canebrake Road, Savannah Georgia 31419

 The Arboretum at Armstrong Atlantic State University

11935 Abercorn Street, Savannah, Georgia 31419

Note: The SPS Summer Meeting is in the planning stage, but doesn't appear on the calendar yet.

 

 

Earlier Event: February 27
SPS Winter Meeting 2016
Later Event: August 27
SPS Summer Meeting 2016