Garden Associates

The Garden Associates is a dynamic service organization that offers leadership, creative energy and support for Garden events and fundraisers. Associates volunteer their time and financial support to further the mission of the Atlanta Botanical Garden. They annually assist in the planning and execution of the Gardens for Connoisseurs Tour and the Explorer's Plant Auction.

The benefits of Associate membership include exclusive tours, educational programs, special events, networking and the opportunity to work with others who share a strong commitment to the Garden. This diverse group has varied talents and interests, ranging from gardening, conservation, and education, to fundraising, event planning, and personal enrichment.

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Associates-only Events

Associates Fall Luncheon 2020 date TBA
Associates Holiday Party 2020 Date TBA
Associates Spring Luncheon 2020 date TBA

Associates Leadership

President Beth Rummel
Corresponding Secretary Liza O'Hare
Recording Secretary Jessica Dark
Treasurer Forrest Leef
Membership Susan Brooks
Education Sandy Kellam
Fundraising Debbie Swann
Advisory Chair Mary Wayne Dixon

For more information, contact Garden Associates Liaison Kaila Jackson, Development Officer, Individual Support 404-591-1575.


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