The premier publication of the Southern Garden History Society is its periodical, Magnolia, which provides readers with scholarly articles on historic gardens and gardeners, plants, and restorations. Additionally, outstanding book reviews and a calendar of events keep members abreast of current information and activities. Click here.
An important feature of Magnolia has been the book reviews, which members eagerly await with each issue. Book reviews are now being included on the website to introduce a wider audience to important new publications on historical gardens and garden restoration. Click here.
Southern Plant Lists
Southern Plant Lists brings together a variety of primary source documents containing a wealth of detail drawn from Southern garden and nursery records. The Southern Garden History Society and the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation jointly compiled Southern Plant Lists, which includes information from as early as 1734 and as late as 1931. Click here.
Supplement, Southern Plant Lists
The Supplement to the Southern Plant Lists offers scholars, historians, and garden enthusiasts the opportunity to discover and review primary source documents regarding the introduction and cultivation of species and varieties in southern gardens. The Society welcomes further contributions, both transcribed or in their original form as PDF files. Click here for further information.
First supplement: Catalogue of Plants in South-Carolina Botanick Garden, 1810.
If you would like to search Southern Plant Lists and back issues of Magnolia for specific terms, use the customized search box below. This will provide a list of all occurrences of your search term on a separate web page. From there, you can click on the links to be taken directly to the document. Once the document is open, use the Find feature in Adobe Acrobat Reader to locate the place(s) in the document where the term occurs.
Publications for Sale
The Southern Garden History Society is pleased to make available a variety of additional works which help stimulate interest in Southern garden and landscape history. Several are society publications alone, while The New Louisiana Gardener represents a joint endeavor with the LSU Press. The society is also pleased to offer proceedings from three Restoring Southern Gardens and Landscapes conferences. These contain collections of essays by an array of well-regarded scholars and speakers. Click here.
Cherokee Garden Library
The Cherokee Garden Library at the Atlanta History Center serves as the archive for the society.