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A monument to Fred Galle was dedicated on April 5, 2002 at the Overlook Garden in Callaway Gardens, Pine Mountain GA. Fred was the head horticulturist at Callaway for 30 years, and is responsible for the general appearance of the garden today. Fred also wrote the monumental Azaleas book.

Around 40 invited guests attended the dedication, where he was remembered by the four friends pictured below. Ernest Koone aptly closed his talk with Sir Christopher Wren's epitaph "If you would see his monument, look around."
The Galle Monument, faced by the Callaway ginger (Asarum shuttleworthii 'Callaway') selected and named by Fred Galle.

The Galle Monument, faced by the Callaway ginger (Asarum shuttleworthii 'Callaway') selected and named by Fred Galle.

The plaque.

The plaque.

Dedication flowers.

Dedication flowers.

Betty Galle and a friend

Betty Galle and a friend

Betty Galle and friends

Betty Galle and friends

Betty Galle with the Cason Callaways

Betty Galle with the Cason Callaways

Gwen Stauffer, Director, Callaway Gardens

Gwen Stauffer, Director, Callaway Gardens

Ralph Callaway, Director of Development, Callaway Gardens

Ralph Callaway, Director of Development, Callaway Gardens

Hank Bruno, Trails Manager, Callaway Gardens

Hank Bruno, Trails Manager, Callaway Gardens

Ernest Koone III, owner, Lazy K Nursery

Ernest Koone III, owner, Lazy K Nursery

John Floyd, Vice President, Southern Living

John Floyd, Vice President, Southern Living

One of  the many Galle monuments along the roads and trails at Callaway Gardens - Rhododendron canescens.

One of the many Galle monuments along the roads and trails at Callaway Gardens - Rhododendron canescens.