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!
2 Canebrake Road, Savannah Georgia 31419
11935 Abercorn Street, Savannah, Georgia 31419
Note: The SPS Summer Meeting is in the planning stage, but doesn't appear on the calendar yet.