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Director of historic cemetery to speak

Staff report

Sara Henderson, director for Atlanta’s Historic Oakland Cemetery, shown in this undated photo, will speak at the second annual Elms & Roses Garden Council event at Del’avant, 141 Main St. in LaGrange, on Nov. 2.
http://lagrangenews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_WEB0910Henderson.jpgSara Henderson, director for Atlanta’s Historic Oakland Cemetery, shown in this undated photo, will speak at the second annual Elms & Roses Garden Council event at Del’avant, 141 Main St. in LaGrange, on Nov. 2. Submitted

Sara Henderson, director for Atlanta’s Historic Oakland Cemetery, will speak at the second annual Elms & Roses Garden Council event at Del’avant, 141 Main St. in LaGrange, on Nov. 2. Her lecture is entitled “Heirloom Flowers: Passing the Test of Time” and will include information about Oakland Cemetery.

Henderson is a garden educator and frequent lecturer throughout the Southeast, including the Atlanta Botanical Garden, The State Botanical Garden of Georgia, the Southeast Flower Show, the American Hydrangea Society, the American Daffodil Society and others. Her personal garden has been featured on the Georgia Gardeners for PBS and HGTV’s “A Gardener’s Diary.”

Oakland Cemetery, the 48-acre Victorian garden cemetery dating from 1850 in the heart of Atlanta, is a shining example of the “rural garden” cemetery movement of the 19th century, which was the forerunner of public park development in America.

The event begins with wine and cheese 5:30-6:30 p.m. and the lecture is 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 for one, then $15 for each additional purchased at the same time. Tickets are available at Plum Southern and Tournesol starting Oct. 1 or by calling 706-884-5081.

Reach the LaGrange Daily News at 706-884-7311, ext. 2153.