We’re less than two weeks away from an exciting new horticulture event taking place in Quitman, Georgia. Wednesday and Thursday – February 12 and 13, 2014 – will be our first ever Camellia and Garden Symposium honoring Betty Sheffield. The event, co-sponsored by Destination Brooks and the Georgia Department of Economic Development, will feature nationally-noted speakers, including Hugh and Mary Palmer Dargan, while also offering attendees the opportunity to learn about plants and gardening in the South.
Betty Sheffield was an inspiration to many as she worked tirelessly to beautify her hometown of Quitman while simultaneously helping countless others to beautify their own properties with dynamic landscape designs teeming with trees, shrubs and camellias. Sheffield also became quite renowned for her work with camellias, giving us such stunning varieties as “The Betty Sheffield” and the “Betty Sheffield Supreme” among many others.
To celebrate Sheffield and her passion for plants, the symposium will include tours of her historic garden as well as other famous landscapes. Attendees will also learn all about Sheffield’s namesake flowering plants with segments like “The Camellias in Art” and “Camellias in Floral Design.”
The itinerary for the two-day event is packed full with fascinating presentations and hands-on activities. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about specific plants and techniques for achieving beautiful and thriving gardens and landscapes in the South. Highlights of the event will also come out of impressive roster of key-note speakers including Hugh and Mary Palmer Dargan, who will give a lecture entitled “Timeless Camellias: Timeless Landscape Design.” Other impressive designers, landscape architects and garden experts will share their expertise at the symposium as well. Finally, there will also be a garden marketplace where attendees can find the latest garden tools and accessories as well as unique plants to put their knew gardening
Click here to see the agenda and find other event details such as registration and lodging options. Let the Dargan Landscape Architects blog be your resource for landscape design inspiration and info on gardening events throughout the South. Stay tuned or contact us to learn more about how Hugh and Mary Palmer’s team can transform your property into a work of art that heals the earth and lets nature speak.