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We were delighted to learn that The Southern Garden History Society ran a wonderful tribute to Drayton Hall’s recently retired President and Executive Director George W. McDaniel in the Spring 2015 issue of its members’ newsletter, Magnolia. Written by Editor Kenneth M. McFarland, the article praised Dr. McDaniel’s leadership, noting his accomplishments and influence over his 25-year-plus tenure.
Click here to read the complete article: George McDaniel and Drayton Hall
About the Society: The Southern Garden History Society was founded in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, in May 1982, as an outgrowth of a continuing series of biennial conferences on Restoring Southern Gardens and Landscapes, held at Old Salem. The purpose of the society is to stimulate interest in Southern garden and landscape history, in historic horticulture, and in the preservation of historic gardens and landscapes in the South. Membership is open to any individual, family, corporation, or organization interested in the aims and purposes of the society. .
Interested in learning more about Southern historic landscapes? Discover Drayton Hall and what Southern Landscape Historian Suzanne Turner calls “The most significant, undisturbed historic landscape in America.”