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Historic Landscape Preservation Grants

Barrington Hall Boxwood Gardens were restored, in part, with a 2006 Historic Landscape and Garden Grant. This has been an ongoing, two year project by Roswell Garden Club members.
The Garden Club of Georgia, Inc. partners with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Historic Preservation Division, the Southeast Regional Office of the National Park Service, the Cherokee Garden Library at the Atlanta History Center, and the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDecD) to provide this grant. Funding is provided in the form of 50/50 matching grants at a maximum of $3,000. Grants are funded for a one-year period.


  • Promote awareness of Georgia's historic landscapes and gardens
  • Encourage preservation of threatened historic landscapes and gardens
  • Provide seed money to assist organizations and communities in developing sound landscape preservation projects which provide public benefit
  • Foster partnerships between nonprofits, local governments, garden clubs, and other civic organizations in an effort to create long-term relationships to preserve historic landscapes

Eligible Applicants

The following organizations may apply for funding:

  • Local governments
  • Nonprofit organizations (501c3 and 501c6)
  • Garden clubs and other civic organizations (in partnership with a local government or nonprofit organization)

Project Requirements

  • Site must be located in Georgia
  • Site must be at least 50 years of age
  • Site must be open to the public
  • Proposed activities must be supported by historic documentation

Eligible Activities

Work completed under this grant must follow The Secretary of Interior Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties. Eligible activities include:

  • Restoration of historic landscapes and gardens
  • Development of historic landscape/garden restoration plans
  • Development of cultural landscape reports
  • Interpretation of the historic landscape/garden
  • Enhancement of the visitor experience (this grant cycle only)

The following activities are not eligible for funding:

  • New plantings/designs
  • New circulation patterns
  • New site features

To Apply

The application deadline is August 1st.

Grant Winners for 2013

Berry College Floyd $2,000
  • Remove invasive species from Oak Hill Pond
Iris Garden Randolph $1750
  • Replace a 1935 pergola in civic garden built with leadership of Cuthbert Garden Club
Friends of Oconee Hill Cemetery Clarke $2,000
  • Remove and replace dead or dangerous trees identified in a master tree plan in the 1855 natural landscape cemetery
Historic Oakland Foundation, Inc. Fulton $2,000
  • Remove modern plantings and install plant material in the Confederate Ground as described in the 1888 history and documented in old photos of the cemetery
McDaniel-Tichenor House, Monroe Walton $1,250
  • Repair hexagonal paver walkway documented in 1930 photo
LeConte Woodmanston Foundation, Inc. Liberty $1,700
  • Update and replace interpretive signs in 1760 botanical garden
Signature Squares, Brunswick Glynn $2,400
  • Research, develop, and install interpretive signs for Queen Square laid out in 1771
Lockerly Arboretum Foundation Baldwin $1,000
  • Expand walkway to link the 1855 landscape to the Conifer Garden and parking
North Alexander School, Washington Wilkes $3,000
  • Develop Landscape Master Plan for the campus as researched in c. 1900-1920 yearbooks, photographs, and other references

Grant Winners for 2012

Berry College Floyd $3,000
The Columbus Museum Muscogee $3,000
Council of Garden Clubs of Tifton, Camellia Project Tift $700
Friends of Oconee Hill Cemetery Clarke $3,000
Historic Augusta Richmond $2,000
Historic Oakland Foundation, Inc. Fulton $3,000
Historic Riverside Cemetery Conservancy Bibb $3,000
LeConte Woodmanston Foundation, Inc., bulbs/roses Liberty $1,581
LeConte Woodmanston Foundation, Inc., inventory/study Liberty $3,000
Lockerly Arboretum Foundation Baldwin $1,500
City of Quitman Quitman $3,000

Grant Winners for 2011

Lockerly Arboretum Baldwin $3,000
Moss Cottage at Jekyll Island Glynn $3,000
Self-Guided Tour at Oakland Cemetery Fulton $2,400
Barrington Hall Fulton $2,000
Miss Emily's Grave at Decatur Cemetery DeKalb $2,000
LeConte-Woodmanston Plantation Liberty $1,500
Burgess Arboretum Cherokee $1,000
Friends of Scull Shoals Durham Herb Walk Greene $250
Center of the World Hart $139

GCG funding is provided by proceeds from the annual Historic Landscape and Garden Fundraiser (hosted by Garden Club of Georgia districts on a rotating basis), Preservation Partners, and a grant from the Georgia Department of Economic Development Tourism Division.

For answers about grant eligibility, contact:

Carole Moore
DNR-Historic Preservation Division
254 Washington Street, SW; Ground Level
Atlanta, GA 30334

Julie Groce
619 Orange St
Macon GA 31201

Applications must be postmarked by August 1.

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