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Sara Henderson, "The Shady Side of Gardening" - March 18, 7:30 pm Dunwoody Nature Center & Live-Streamed

2/20/2024 2:21 pm






Sara Henderson, a past president of Georgia Perennial and recently retired Garden Director of Oakland Cemetery, will speak to us about "The Shady Side of Gardening." Shade plants are Sara's passion. She's committed to finding the right plant for the right place. For her, that right place is usually in the shade. She's also committed to gardening in a way that considers our limits on time and our decreasing flexibility, energy and strength as we age. We look forward to hearing her thoughts on how to do that.


About Sara:


Sara recently retired from historic Oakland Cemetery where she was Director of the Garden for nearly fifteen years. She is credited for leading the transformation of Oakland’s gardens to the fabulous treasure they are now, restoring and expanding the garden throughout its twenty acres. A former director says that Sara “helped lift landscape up to a more prominent, valued, and appreciated element of Oakland.” 


Sara also established Oakland's now famous plant sale as a fundraiser. "From buying trips to Tennessee, North Carolina, Alabama, and anywhere else across the southeast that had something unique and special to offer, Sara was able to procure truly spectacular plants for happy buyers." Thanks to Sara's extra effort, the plant sale went from "making a little extra money" territory into a serious revenue generator that many gardening enthusiasts and community members look forward to each year."


This meeting will be live at the Dunwoody Nature Center and live-streamed via Zoom. Current members will receive Zoom invites a day or two before the meeting.


Not a member but want to attend? We offer a single-event membership convertible to a full membership for $10.  One Day Speaker or Event Membership 2024 or Givebutter.


Social time begins at 6:30p


Speaker begins at 7:30p