October 2012 GCMGA Meeting – “History of Landscape Design”

Connie Cottingham, Director of Public Relations and Communications and Special Events for the Georgia State Botanical Gardens, was the guest speaker for the October meeting.

Connie is a Lifetime Master Gardener, a garden writer, a garden club member and is lucky enough to spend almost every day in a botanical garden. Her writing career started almost 20 years ago and has led to over 600 newspaper garden columns for Morris News Service, the Athens Banner-Herald and Northwest Arkansas Morning News. Connie is also a columnist for Georgia Gardening and Southern Distinction magazines, and has been published in a number of magazines.

Her presentation on the History of Landscape Design provided important  information on the development of historical gardens and their influence on gardens of today.