This year Savannah Garden Exposition April 15-16, 2011, is moving to Trustees’ Garden. Originally organized by a committee of 16 members, the Savannah Garden Exposition was held in the vacant lot behind the Davenport House in the 300 block of East Broughton Street. Over the years, the event quickly outgrew the lost and moved to the historic Railroad Roundhouse. Beginning in 2011, the Expo will take place at Trustees’ Garden/The Morris Center – where gardening began in Savannah!
This year’s Garden Expo Preview Party will be packed with fun, food and a chance to place the winning bid on many popular items. One of the featured auction items will be a Cedric Smith original titled, “History Blooms in the South.” Cedric is a well known southern artist who’s work is collected by art lover’s globally. Other popular items that will be available include; The Greyfield Experience located on Georgia’s Cumberland Island, a day package for two that includes ferry, tour and boxed lunch. Garden Design Services, Several indigenous plant species, and much, much more.
The Preview Party is April 14, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $75.00 per person. Call the HSF office for tickets at 912-233-7787.
You can’t loose when you combine good wine and beautiful gardens. It’s a unique and tempting combination. During this event you will enjoy sampling two different wines – a red and a white – in each private gardens. Garden Lovers will delight in seeing three private gardens while sampling wine. Food Lovers will relish in the light hors d’oeuvres that will compliment the different wine selections in each private garden.
Here are the 2011 Competitions
Trustees’Garden – 10 East Broad Street
April 15 and 16, 2011
History Blooms in Savannah
When Savannah was settled in 1733, Trustee’s Garden was established as an experimental farm. Bringing the Expo to such an historic place begs that the competitions incorporate not only indigenous flora and fauna, but also Savannah’s historic color palette. Stories of local historic colors range from social caste to voodoo lore; therefore, the competition entries should also focus on historic colors. Some examples are: Haint Blue, Chatham Gold, Tabby White, Tomochichi Red, and Winter Marsh. It is possible that the history of the colors alone may be the primary inspiration of the window box or container created!
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I m 2 chokes on my own throat from cryin. i red your orig post.. i m sad for you ive been through that myself..if u go to the peoria reptile show, i will give you a baby sulcata. it is feb. 10th at expo gardens in peoria.. my name is george i vend there. just ask for me every 1 knows me.. i am so sorry about your tortoise, and would like to help....