Southeastern Flower Show Records
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Southeastern Flower Show Records

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30305. 404.814.4040. reference@atlantahistorycenter.com
Creator: Southeastern Flower Show.
Title: Southeastern Flower Show Records
Dates: 1988-current
Quantity: 2.92 linear ft. (7 document cases)
Identification: ahc.MSS1006

Biographical/Historical Note

In 1934, fourteen local garden clubs in Atlanta, Georgia hosted the first Atlanta Flower Show. This tradition continued until the final show was held in April 1969 at Lenox Square Auditorium. In 1987, after an eighteen-year hiatus, the Atlanta Botanical Garden and Atlanta Market Center Trade Shows revived the Atlanta Flower Show, under the direction and vision of Ann Crammond, Executive Director of the Atlanta Botanical Garden. The Flower Show included competitions, speakers, and exhibits based on an annual theme to help promote and support the Atlanta Botanical Garden. Six years later, in 1993, the Atlanta Flower Show Committee separated from Atlanta Market Center Trade Shows and formed a new non-profit organization named the Southeastern Flower Show. In 1994, the Flower Show opened in the Ponce Square exhibit space. Since then the Southeastern Flower Show has been held at several Atlanta venues (City Hall East, Atlanta Exposition Center, Georgia World Congress Center, and Cobb Galleria Centre). The show has broadened its support of the community by building and creating a Legacy Garden each year by contributing valuable plants and resources from the event to nonprofit organizations. Some of those organizations include the Samuel L. Jones Boys and Girls Club, Oakland Cemetery, the Horticultural Therapy Garden at Wesley Woods, the Shepard Spinal Center, and the Winship Cancer Institute at Emory. The Southeastern Flower Show, under the direction of the Southeastern Horticultural Society since 2008, is dedicated to, “promoting horticultural excellence and the conservation of our natural environment and to organize an annual flower and gardening show with the continuing goal of being the premier juried gardening and horticultural event in the Southeast.”


Scope and Content Note

This collection includes material that documents the history and growth of the Southeastern Flower Show. A wide variety of flower show records are included such as invitations, programs, brochures, drawings and plans of exhibit spaces, correspondence and announcements, Atlanta Flower Show News, articles, award lists, Clippings newsletters, silent auction pamphlets, and raffle tickets. More recent years include post flower show studies such as long range plans, survey results, reports and scoring sheets of award winners.


Arrangement

This collection is arranged chronologically.


Index Terms

Atlanta Botanical Garden
Flower shows--Georgia--Atlanta
Flower shows--Judging--Georgia--Atlanta
Gardening--Georgia--Atlanta
Horticultural exhibitions--Georgia--Atlanta
Landscape gardening--Georgia--Atlanta
Southeastern Horticultural Society.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Southeastern Flower Show, MSS 1006, Cherokee Garden Library, Kenan Research Center, Atlanta History Center.

Acquisition Information

Gift of the Southeastern Horticultural Society, 2009 (2009.168), with subsequent additions.

Processing Information

Collection processed in 2010.


Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright law. (Title 17, U.S. Code) Permission for use must be cleared through the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. Licensing agreement may be required.


Container List

 

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11Atlanta Flower Show: Prelude to Spring, 1988
 
2Atlanta Flower Show: A Southern View, 1989
 
3Atlanta Flower Show: Windows on the World, 1990
 
4Atlanta Flower Show: Fantasia: An Adventure in Myth, Fable & Fantasy, 1991
 
5Atlanta Flower Show: Sweet Land of Liberty… Presidential Pathways, 1992
 
6Atlanta Flower Show: At the Movies, 1993
 
7Southeastern Flower Show: The Artist’s Eye, 1994
 
8Southeastern Flower Show: Celebrations!, 1995
 
9Southeastern Flower Show: Celebrations!, 1995
 

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21Southeastern Flower Show: Welcome the World with Flowers, 1996
 
2Southeastern Flower Show: Welcome the World with Flowers, 1996
 
3Southeastern Flower Show: Rhythm in Bloom, 1997
 
4Southeastern Flower Show: Rhythm in Bloom, 1997
 
5Southeastern Flower Show: Come to Your Senses, A Garden Awakening, 1998
 

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31Southeastern Flower Show: Come to Your Senses, A Garden Awakening, 1998
 
2Southeastern Flower Show: Salute to the Century, A Farewell with Flowers, 1999
 
3Southeastern Flower Show: Through the Garden Gate, 2000
 
4Southeastern Flower Show: Through the Garden Gate, 2000
 
5Southeastern Flower Show: Through the Garden Gate, 2000
 
6Southeastern Flower Show: Gardens of Poetry & Prose, 2001
 

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41Southeastern Flower Show: Gardens of Poetry & Prose, 2001
 
2Southeastern Flower Show: Garden Treasures, 2002
 
3Southeastern Flower Show: Garden Treasures, 2002
 
4Southeastern Flower Show: Laughter in the Garden, 2003
 
5Southeastern Flower Show: Laughter in the Garden, 2003
 
6Southeastern Flower Show: Moments in a Southern Garden, 2004
 

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51Southeastern Flower Show: Moments in a Southern Garden, 2004
 
2Southeastern Flower Show: English Gardens for Southern Lifestyles, 2005
 
3Southeastern Flower Show: The Italian Experience, Bellissimo, 2006
 
4Southeastern Flower Show: The Italian Experience, Bellissimo, 2006
 
5Southeastern Flower Show: The French Experience, “C’est Magnifique!” , 2007
 
6Southeastern Flower Show: The French Experience, “C’est Magnifique!” , 2007
 

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61Southeastern Flower Show: Imagine That!, 2008
 
2Southeastern Flower Show: Imagine That!, 2008
 
3Southeastern Flower Show: Imagine That!, 2008
 
4Southeastern Flower Show: Passion!, 2009
 
5Southeastern Flower Show: Passion!, 2009
 

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71Southeastern Flower Show: Discover the Beauty of Green, 2010
 
2Southeastern Flower Show: In Tune with Blooms, 2011
 
3Southeastern Flower Show & Antiques: 25 Years, What's Old is New Again, 2013