Welcome to the CSRA Hydrangea Society

Welcome to the CSRA Hydrangea Society website. We are located in Aiken, South Carolina and serve the Central Savannah River Area. The society was founded on October 3, 2003 by a small group of enthusiastic gardeners who wanted to promote and share their knowledge of the genus Hydrangea. The CSRA Hydrangea Society is dedicated to the education and growth of both old favorites and the newest varieties. Please join us in our obsession.

We hope you will find our website informative and ask you keep us informed of all things Hydrangea by contacting us at: info@csrahydrangeasociety.org

Latest Announcements

CSRA Hydrangea Society Meeting
Thursday, March 18, 2010Time: 7:00 p.m.
Aiken Technical College (directions)

Speaker: Everette Jones of Shady Characters, Plants for the Woodland Garden

Topic: Companion Plants for Hydrangeas

Everette and Karen Jones own Shady Characters Nursery, 2771 Wire Road near Aiken. They have a passion for gardening, particularly shade gardening, and they both enjoy sharing their gardening experiences with others. At the first meeting of the CSRA Hydrangea Society for 2010, March 18, Everette will be telling about plants that are great companions for hydrangeas. Many of the plants that Mr. Jones will talk about will be available for purchase at the annual CSRA Hydrangea Society Plant Sale, June 5, 2010, at the Aiken Farmer's Market.

The meeting will be At 7:00 pm at Aiken Tech , Building 1300, Community room 1300

The Augusta Hydrangeas Galore Sale and Tour of the Garden at Pendleton King Park
Saturday, May 29, 2010Time: 9:00 a.m. until sold out
Franke Pavilion at Pendleton King Park (directions)

CSRA Hydrangea Society Annual Plant Sale
Saturday, June 5, 2010Time: 8:00 a.m.
Aiken Farmer's Market (directions)

Details: Hydrangeas and Companion Plants

Aiken Farmer's Market, located at the corner of Williamsburg St. and Richland Ave. in downtown Aiken

Sales runs from 8:00 am until sold out

1st Annual Hydrangea Conference and Garden Tour
Thursday, June 24, 2010Time: 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
Savannah Rapids Pavilion (directions)

Sponsored by the CSRA Hydrangea Society

Details: Tour of two private gardens and a guided tour of one public garden
Time: 8:00 am until 5:00 pm
Speakers: Josh Kardos, Mike Sikes and Ted Stephens

Savannah Rapids Pavilion
3300 Evans to Locks Road
Martinez, Georgia 30907 | Map

8:00 a.m.
Registration, coffee and morning refreshments
8:30 a.m.
"What Every Gardener Should Know about Hydrangea Propagation and Breeding" - Josh Kardos, Ph.D, Plant Breeder for Plant Introductions Inc.
9:15 a.m.
"Hydrangeas Past, Present and Future" - Mike Sikes, Horticulturist for the Gardener's Confidence Collection, McCorkle Nurseries, Inc.
10:00 a.m.
10:30 a.m.
"Exploring the Planet for New Hydrangeas" - Ted Stephens, M.S., Horticulturist and Founder of Nurseries Caroliniana, Inc.
11:30 a.m. - Noon
Questions and Answers Panel (3 speakers)
Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch is on your own. Suggestions and map will be provided.
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Garden tours are at your leisure during these times. Three beautiful gardens will be open for visitation to our participants, two exquisite private gardens and the Hydrangea Gardens at Pendleton King Park featuring 75 varieties of hydrangeas. Volunteers will be present to answer questions. Driving directions will be provided.

Pre-registration fee for one day conference including garden tours is $15, received by June 10, 2010. Registration after June 10 is $20 and based on space avaliability.

For more information visit our website www.csrahydrangeasociety.org or if you have any questions please contact: jacquerees@bellsouth.net

Please complete one registration form for each participant and mail the completed form with check for $15 payable to CSRA Hydrangea Society

Download Registration Form

Mail form and check to:

Patricia Smith
CSRA Hydrangea Conference
4711 Walnut Hill Drive
Evans, GA 30809

Space is limited, to ensure you space - registration form and check must be in on or before June 10, 2010. There will be no refunds.

You can e-mail your questions to: info@csrahydrangeasociety.org