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Anne King Garden: Curator, Janet Uteg

 
This garden is located where the paths cross at the bottom of the hill below the fountain and to the right.
 
Anne King was a member of our first Master Gardener class in 1997. She proposed the idea of developing a botanical garden that would be a place of beauty and education for the citizens of Northeast Georgia. Her vision became reality in 2000 when we began work on the garden. Anne worked for 31 years with the Hart County Extension Office and retired in 2004. She looked forward to having more time to dig in the Hart County Botanical Garden dirt, but sadly, passed away in 2006.

 Anne was a collector of plants, and Japanese maples and hellebores were among the many she had in her home garden. To her, a 'passalong' plant had a value that money could not buy. She treasured flowers and plants and the connections with friends they held. Many native perennials and shrubs have been planted in the Anne King Garden and there will be something in bloom almost year round. There are also many 'passalong' plants that were generously donated by Anne's Master Gardener friends.
    
The cherub fountain incorporates Anne's love of water features with the widespread belief that she has now taken on the role of guardian angel of the HCBG. The plantings surrounding the fountain are seasonal flowers in bloom.  
    
Thank you to everyone who contributed to the Anne King Garden with monetary or plant donations. In developing this garden area we hope to express our thanks to Anne for her vision and her unbridled spirit. We invite you to sit and relax and enjoy the peaceful beauty of the Anne King Garden.