New glider available for sponsorship or purchase

The Montgomery Botanical Gardens at Oak Park is excited to offer a new glider for sponsorship or purchase.  These handmade iron double gliders are replicas of the wooden double swings that were in Oak Park for decades.

Sponsor a glider in the garden for $2000, and a plaque will be added recognizing your contribution. You may wish to honor or memorialize a friend or family member, and you can also purchase a glider for your home or lake house.

The double glider features 36″ seats.  Perfect for sitting and enjoying your surroundings.

To sponsor or purchase, please visit our website

Thank you Millbrook Garden Club


The Montgomery Botanical Gardens at Oak Park appreciates the Millbrook Garden Club for sponsoring three Blushing Bride Hydrangeas.  Blushing Bride graces the garden with big round balls of soft blooms, providing an elegant touch of color in the garden all the way into fall.

Please let us know if you civic club would like to sponsor our trees or plants.  Please hurry because some plants are sold out.   For list of available plants and trees that need sponsors, please visit our website. 

Thank you Merry Weeders Garden Club!

The Montgomery Botanical Gardens at Oak Park is grateful to the Merry Weeders Garden Club for sponsoring all 9 Nika Blue Hydrangeas and all 13 Anthony Waterer Bumalda Soireas.  We thank you for your support and look forward to seeing you in the garden.

If your garden club or civic organization is interested in sponsoring plants in the Southern Garden, please let us know at or visit our website.

The website includes the plants available and the amount needed.  We include pictures of each plant with a detailed description and how to care for the plant.

The following plants are sold out for sponsorship:  Dogwoods, Blue Wave Hydrangeas, Blushing Bride Hydrangeas, Endless Summer Hydrangeas, Banana Shrubs, Tea Olives and Ligustrums.

Be sure to sign up for the newsletter or consider joining so you can continue to receive updates on our growing garden.

Conversation Piece Azaleas are in bloom


Azaleas are in full bloom in Montgomery. Truly a masterpiece, Conversation Piece was designed to be an easy to care for, gorgeous shrub. It requires little maintenance to flourish, and isn’t bothered by pests, disease or browsing deer.

The Montgomery Botanical Gardens at Oak Park still have a few azaleas available for sponsorships.  A sponsorship is $19.38  .  Over 100 azaleas will be planted in the Southern Garden this spring.

Sponsor your azalea today.  A memorial or honorarium would make a perfect Easter Gift for a loved one.


Lockerly Arboretum Visit


Over Spring Break, I had the opportunity to visit with Executive Director, Jennifer Pollard of the Lockerly Arboretum in Milledgeville Georgia.  Ethel and I had the pleasure of meeting Jennifer at the American Public Garden Association Small Garden Symposium in January.

Jennifer and I had a wonderful time touring her Arboretum and exchanging ideas. They are doing great things with education.  Please visit Lockerly if you are near Milledgeville.