Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2005-03-08

Landscape architect James R. Cothran, author of Gardens and Historic Plants of the Antebellum South, will speak at Samford University Tuesday, March 22, at 2 p.m. in Brooks Hall auditorium. The public is invited free of charge.

His lecture is presented as part of the popular Samford After Sundown antiques course taught by Daniel Brooks.

Cothran, an adjunct professor at the University of Georgia and Georgia State University, will discuss the glorious gardens that flourished in the south from 1820 to 1860, and the culture that nurtured them.

His topic will be of particular interest to plant enthusiasts, gardeners and southern history buffs.

A book signing and meet the author reception hosted by the Arlington Historical Association will be held at 3 p.m. in a room adjacent to Brooks auditorium. Copies of his book will be available for purchase.

For information, call the Samford After Sundown office at 726-2898.


Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.