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Georgia Perennial Plant Association records

Collection number: ahc.MSS1200

Scope and Contents

This collection contains correspondence, brochures, meeting announcements, membership applications, and speaker rosters that document the activities of the association. Also a part of the collection are materials that provide details about annual symposiums, annual plant sales, and garden tours. Of special interest is an informational brochure for an educational flower show display, "Enduring Perennials," an Atlanta garden during World War II, created for the 2004 Southeastern Flower Show.


  • 1986-2007, undated


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.

Biographical / Historical

The Georgia Perennial Plant Association (GPPA), of Atlanta, Georgia, was founded in 1987 by horticulturalist and nursery owner, William "Bill" Funkhouser (1952- ), and other perennial gardening enthusiasts. GPPA is governed by a board of officers which includes a president, treasurer, and directors-at-large. The association is devoted to the education, promotion, and cultivation of perennial plants and gardening in the Southeast, and offers monthly meetings featuring speakers on a variety of topics. Other activities include annual plant sales, garden tours, volunteer opportunities, and an annual spring symposium and silent auction. The association has participated in the Southeastern Flower Show with award winning educational garden displays. To further encourage and support the growing of perennials, the association publishes a quarterly newsletter, Perennial Notes.


.042 linear ft. (one document case)




This collection is arranged alphabetically by titles supplied by staff.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 2018, with subsequent additions.

Processing Information

This collection was processed in 2020.

Georgia Perennial Plant Association records
Jennie Oldfield
September 2020
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305