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.