Jo Phillips is the Retired Horticultural Manager for the best-preserved 19th century garden in the United States. The first planting at Hills and Dales Estate occurred in 1841 with the still growing original boxwoods.
The garden estate is a horticultural testament to the three women with their families that have called it home. Today’s garden stays true to the original design and each woman’s contribution.
Jo tells stories about how much Alice Callaway loved Hills and Dales and was ahead of her time in so many ways. The horticultural staff reflects Mrs. Callaway love every day in their care for the original garden design.
You will want to listen all the way to the end to appreciate how important historical gardens are to our future garden success.
Jo earned her BSA Horticulture Degree from The University of Georgia.