Azaleas are among Georgia’s most beautiful plants and are stunning in our gardens.  On March 11 a half-day program (9am – 1pm) at the Chattahoochee Nature Center will be led by two of the State’s experts on azaleas.  They will use photographic slides to discuss all twelve native azaleas of Georgia.  Topics will include learning detailed identifying characteristics; where each species is found naturally; proper gardening techniques; and native azalea hybrids.  A tour of the grounds of the Chattahoochee Nature Center will supplement the identification information.

The program will be led by Ken Gohring, who has held many leadership positions in the Georgia Native Plant Society,  and Charles Andrews, who is a historian and has been involved in studies on the genetics of azaleas..  Both have served as president of the Azalea Chapter of the American Rhododendron Society (Charles is the current president) and are members of the Vaseyi Chapter of Azalea Society of American.  They have both gardened extensively with azaleas; Charles owns property with thousands of native azaleas.

You may register HERE .  There is a $5.00 fee, which includes all program materials and entry into the Chattahoochee Nature Center.  Questions may be addressed to

Directions to the CNC can be found on the GNPS Calendar.



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