Cherokee Garden

The Cherokee Garden is being developed by Master Gardeners with original plants that were used by the Cherokee Indians for food, medicines, tools, weapons, and shelter.   Over 400 plants have been identified. The  individual black plant signs contain a QR code that will take you directly to the website that displays more information and pictures.  

The Cherokee heirloom vegetables, cultivated by the Cherokee prior to 1838, are featured behind the split rail fencing.

Georgia Chapter of the Trail of Tears Association

Cherokee Trail of Tears

The National Park Service has designated Green Meadows as a historical and educational Interpretive Site on the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail.  The Cherokee lived in this area for hundreds of years and were forcibly relocated to Indian Territory west of the Mississippi following the Indian Removal Act of 1830.  The Cherokee Garden (above) highlights the Cherokee historical and educational effort at Green Meadows.

National Trail of Tears Association Website

National Park Service – Trail of Tears