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Kate Chura
Executive Director
Southeastern Horticultural Society
1705 Commerce Drive, NW
Atlanta, GA  30318
404-351-6051
kchura@sehort.org

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April, 2014

Check out this article by Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles about our Garden Show!

February 12, 2014

From the Buckhead View: Partnership to launch Loudermilk Park Legacy Garden

 The Buckhead Community Improvement District and Livable Buckhead are partnering with the Southeastern Horticultural Society to launch its new permanent Legacy Gardens as part of the $2.5 million redesign of Buckhead’s Charlie Loudermilk Park and the 2014 Garden Show.

The Southeastern Horticultural Society will unveil details of the Legacy Gardens program at its Garden Show, April 25-27 at The Buckhead Theatre—right across the street from the triangular park, located at the intersection of Peachtree Road, Roswell Road and Sardis Way.

BuckheadView previously announced that the Legacy Garden would be part of the Loudermilk Park redesign—which has begun and is hopefully slated for final completion in July—but details of the partnership had previously not been formally announced.

“The Southeastern Horticultural Society’s experience and expertise will help to further beautify the park, and I believe local garden club members will be pleased with the permanent garden installation,” said Jim Durrett, executive director of the Buckhead CID. “Their legacy gardens are a hallmark of SHS, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to have them become a partner,” he added.

However, Durrett explained to BuckheadView Wednesday that it is unclear at this time—largely due to the effects weather can have on creating the park landscape—exactly how much of the park redesign will be in place by the April show and whether or not any of the Legacy Garden will be part of the park landscape by show time.

Durrett said, however, that it is hoped that the Legacy Garden will be completed in place in the park by the time of the dedication of the new park design, sometime during this coming summer. The park redesign is a partnership with Livable Buckhead and the city of Atlanta.

Durrett said the CID’s intent is to try to have the park ready for dedication by the time Oliver McMillan opens the first elements of teh Buckhead Atlanta development in July, but he said he could not commit to that at this time.  Designed by HGOR, a Buckhead planning and architecture firm, the Charlie Loudermilk Park is designed to complement the Buckhead CID’s Village Streetscape project “to improve and enhance the pedestrian experience by implementing highly-designed, public environments while revitalizing one of Buckhead’s most popular destinations,” Durrett explained.

The Southeastern Horticultural Society’s 2014 Garden Show will set the stage for the 2015 Southeastern Flower Show. The 2014 show is not being called a “flower show” because it will not include a juried competition, Durrett told BuckiheadView.

However, the 2014 Garden Show will include renowned plant speakers and accomplished chefs, floral displays from area garden club members, a competitive photography exhibition, designed gardens, shopping opportunities, tool and equipment demonstrations and children’s activities that will include live goats, laying hens, pot belly pig and more.

“We are excited to partner with the Buckhead CID and Livable Buckhead to be a part of the transformation of the Charlie Loudermilk Park—a key initiative in creating a gathering place in the heart of Buckhead,” said Kate Chura, executive director of the Southeastern Horticultural Society.

“Our hosting of the 2014 Garden Show at the Buckhead Theatre across from the park provides an ideal setting to promote this initiative, and contribute to the Buckhead community,” she added.

The Southeastern Horticultural Society (SHS) has grown out of the annual Southeastern Flower Show, which attracts 20,000 attendees each year. SHS has expanded to include year round educational programs and events.

The mission of SHS is to connect children, teens and adults in Metro Atlanta and throughout the Southeast with nature and educate them about the environment, healthy living and sustainability. SHS partners with locally based organizations to bring the educational component of greening into neighborhoods where people live.

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October 17, 2012

Events to Benefit, Launch New Farm Chastain

From NeighborNewspapers.com:

Farm Chastain, a new community farm project at Chastain Park in Buckhead, has sparked a two-way collaboration to raise funds and interest in neighborhood volunteers growing organic produce and participating in interactive workshops while learning from each other and gardening experts. The site will be supported by the conservancy and the Southeastern Horticultural Society, with the groundbreaking for Farm Chastain scheduled for Saturday.

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June 7, 2011

Silver Anniversary of the Southeastern Flower Show Two Years in the Making, the 25th Flower Show to be presented in 2013

ATLANTA– The Southeastern Flower Show Committee and the Southeastern Horticultural Society met and determined that additional time was needed to ensure a landmark Silver Anniversary Flower Show. The presentation of the twenty-fifth Southeastern Flower Show will be delayed a year in order to prepare for the best possible Anniversary Show. Targeted dates will be the late February, early March 2013. This celebratory event will expand to display more gardens, artistic displays, speakers and workshops.

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November 29, 2010

Legendary Football Coach Vince Dooley’s Second Career is Gardening

The ‘winningest coach’ in college football has turned to plants and gardening in his retirement and has been named Honorary Chair of the 2011 Southeastern Flower Show, presented by the Southeastern Horticultural Society.

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November 12, 2010

Experience a musical springtime at the 24th Annual Southeastern Flower Show, February 25-27, 2011 at Cobb Galleria Centre in suburban NW Atlanta. The popular Southeastern Flower Show has been the major floral and gardening event for metropolitan Atlanta and the Southeast for a generation. The Flower Show promotes conservation and awareness of the natural environment through education, horticultural excellence and artistic expression. The Flower Show is both fun and enjoyable, with something for everyone from children to seniors.

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May 25, 2010

The Southeastern Horticultural Society Presents “In Tune With Blooms”
The 24th Annual Southeastern Flower Show

The 24th Southeastern Flower Show opens Friday, February 25, 2011 and closes Sunday, February 27th at the Cobb Galleria Centre located at Two Galleria Parkway in the Northwest Atlanta area between I-75 and I-285. Show hours are 10 AM to 8 PM Friday and Saturday, and 10 AM to 6 PM on Sunday

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December 3, 2009

The Southeastern Horticultural Society Presents “Discover the Beauty of Green” The 23rd Annual Southeastern Flower Show

This year’s theme “Discover the Beauty of Green” offers something for everyone. Show Chairman, Emily Johnson promises that her 2,000 volunteer staff has created an outstanding show, and the timing will be perfect for those who are ready to enjoy the beauty of gardens, flowers and horticulture in February. Kate Chura, Executive Director of the Southeastern Horticultural Society adds that the proceeds from the Flower Show support the Southeastern Horticultural Society’s educational programs, community outreach and environmental awareness efforts

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July 23, 2009

The Southeastern Horticultural Society Presents “Discover The Beauty Of Green” The 23rd Annual Southeastern Flower Show Show

Escape the gray and cold of winter and enter a world of beautiful green environments! Back by popular demand, The Southeastern Horticultural Society will host its 23rd annual Southeastern Flower Show Thursday, February 4, 2010 through Sunday, February 6, 2010. The Flower Show will once again be held at the Cobb Galleria Centre

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October 20, 2008

INTERNATIONAL PLANT EXPLORER TO GIVE INAGURAL LECTURE OF THE SOUTHEASTERN HORTIUCLTURAL SOCIETY

The Southeastern Horticultural Society will present the preeminent Tony Avent at its Inaugural Lecture on November 13, 2008 at 10:00 AM. Limited seating is available at the event to take place in McElreath Hall at the Atlanta History Center on 130 West Paces Ferry Road

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October 15, 2008

SOUTHEASTERN HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY APPOINTS KATE CHURA AS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Innovative, Nationally-Known Leader Recruited From Horticultural Society of New York.

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April 9, 2008

SOUTHEASTERN FLOWER SHOW MOVES TO THE COBB GALLERIA CENTRE

New Location Signifies Next Step in Show’s Evolution and Growth

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January 28, 2008

SOUTHEASTERN HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY FORMED

Non-Profit Organization to Serve as Parent Company
of Legendary Southeastern Flower Show

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January 23, 2007

2008 SOUTHEASTERN FLOWER SHOW: IMAGINE THAT!

Annual Event Showcases Spectacular Gardens, Horticultural Innovations, Renowned Speakers, Fab Shopping & Activities Galore

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December 11, 2007

THE 2008 SOUTHEASTERN FLOWER SHOW’S OPENING NIGHT PARTY

Previews Brilliant Horticultural Displays, Offers Magnificent Auction Items

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December 6, 2007

IMAGINE THAT! 2008 SOUTHEASTERN FLOWER SHOW, JAN. 30 – FEB. 3

Popular Annual Event Creates Welcomed Oasis

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October 25, 2007

BRIGHTEN THE HOLIDAYS WITH A TOUCH OF SPRING

Tickets to the 2008 Southeastern Flower Show Make the Perfect Gift

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October 25, 2007

TIMOTHY MARTIN NAMED SHOW ARTIST FOR THE 2008 SOUTHEASTERN FLOWER SHOW

Acclaimed Whimsical Painter Commissioned for Southeast’s Premier Gardening Event

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OVERVIEW

The Southeastern Horticultural Society presents the 24th Annual
Southeastern Flower Show

Friday, February 25 – Sunday, February 27, 2011

Location:

Cobb Galleria Centre

Two Galleria Parkway
Atlanta, Georgia 30339
Located in Northwest Atlanta at I-75 and I-285 across from Cumberland Mall

Hours:

Friday, February 25 – Saturday, February 26: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sunday, February 27: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Costs:

$ 15.00 Advance Adult Ticket (purchased through February 24, 2011)

$ 18.00 Adult Ticket (after Thursday, February 24, 2011)

$ 15.00 Senior Ticket (65+) Available at the Door Only.

$ 14.00 Twilight (4:00 – 8:00 p.m. Friday-Sunday only, no coupons or discounts apply)

$14.00 Group Tickets (15 or more sold through February 24, 2010)

$ 7.00 Youth/Student (1st Grade through Graduate School – ID required)

Kindergarten and under free

Opening Night Party – Thursday, February 24, 2011

Where to buy:

  • E-tickets available at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/137816 on November 1.
  • Tickets may be purchased at the Southeastern Horticultural Office by calling (404) 351-1074.
  • Tickets will be for sale at the door during the Show.
  • Ticket outlets to come in late Fall.