In 1734, just two years after General James Oglethorpe founded Georgia as a British Colony, he established the continent’s first public agricultural experimental garden in the new city of Savannah. The Trustees’ Garden, modeled after botanical gardens at some of England’s most prominent universities, was to experiment with growing a wide array of commercial produce such as silk, cotton, and wine, as well as medical botanicals.
Please enter your User Name and Password to view the rest of this subscriber-only story or poll. If you are unable to login, your account may have expired. Please contact InsiderAdvantage if you have any problems.