Sara Henderson To Speak at 2nd Annual Elms & Roses Garden Lecture November 2
Sara Henderson, Director for Atlanta’s Historic Oakland Cemetery, will be the guest lecturer at the second annual Elms & Roses Garden Council event at Del’avant, 141 Main Street, LaGrange on November 2, 2015.
Her lecture is entitled “Heirloom Flowers: Passing the Test of Time” and will include information about Oakland Cemetery. Ms. Henderson is a garden educator and frequent lecturer throughout the Southeast, including the Atlanta Botanical Garden, The State Botanical Garden of Georgia, the Southeast Flower Show, the American Hydrangea Society, the American Daffodil Society and others. Her personal garden has been featured on the Georgia Gardeners for PBS and HGTV’s A Gardener’s Diary.
Oakland Cemetery, the 48acre Victorian garden cemetery dating from 1850 in the heart of Atlanta, is a shining example of the “rural garden” cemetery movement of the 19th century. The garden cemetery features winding paths, large shade trees, flowers and shrubs and appealing vistas. The garden cemetery concept was the forerunner of public park development in America. Today, Oakland Cemetery is still used as a park by Altanta and is a valued green space there. It is also a repository for stunning art and architecture. LaGrange’s own Benjamin Harvey Hill is buried there with his family.
The November 2 event begins with a wine and cheese reception from 5:30-6:30 and the lecture from 6:30 to 7:30. Tickets ($20 for one ticket and $15 for additional tickets purchased at the same time) are available at Plum Southern or Tournesol in La-Grange starting October 1, or by calling 706 884 5081.