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2014 Buckhead Garden Show driven by community gardening focus

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If you are wondering why you have not heard about the 2014 Southeastern Flower Show event details yet this year it is because there isn't going to be one. Instead, the Southeastern Horticultural Society (SEHS) is giving their fans an abbreviated event instead called the 2014 Buckhead Garden Show, according to SEHS.

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Returning to our roots, we are bringing the Southeastern Flower Show back into the community," the Web site proclaims.

This year's event will include the same things you have come to love about the previous shows, including lectures from plant speakers, presentations from accomplished chefs, and the wonderful photography exhibits and competition, as well as children's activities, floral arrangements by garden clubs and those breathtaking outdoor landscape design booth setups. In fact, just about every type of component you loved about last year's event will be represented in a new way at this year's show, but with two exceptions: the juried flower portion of the show, and where the event will be held.

Last year the annual event took place in the Cobb Galleria. This year it will be held at the Atlanta landmark known as the Buckhead Theatre. Originally built in 1931, the theatre was restored in 2010, so having it showcase this year's SEHS Garden Show will help to draw attention to that fact, which likely escaped notice of those who don't often venture to Atlanta from other parts of the state.

It isn't clear exactly why the juried flower portion is being excluded this year, but the statement posted on SEHS's Web site states that "in (the) spirit of continuous improvement, we are building upon the lessons learned from prior shows (in making this year's component change)."

Atlanta INtown reported earlier in April that the Southeastern Flower Show will return in 2015, so the change appears to be temporary. Some of the companies that will have exhibition booths set up for this year's event include Dargan Landscape Architects, one of this landscape examiner's personal favorites, as well as The Outdoor Lights company, which have some fascinating lighting products and offer personalized lighting services for all occasions.

Want to see unique flower hat photos and more from last year's event held at Cobb Galleria? Click here.

If you have an upcoming landscape or gardening event scheduled for the state of Georgia, please feel free to contact the Atlanta Landscape Examiner Radell Smith about it at