The horticulture staff worked with members of the community, Friends of the Garden and staff at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia to create a new fundraiser, Orchid Madness. One hundred people attended the Feb. 7 event, which was sponsored by several local businesses and included a catered reception, silent auction, take-home blooming orchid and hands-on class. The Garden Shop offered many items to complement the theme. Honored at this year’s Orchid Madness were Emily and Walt Sanders, who have donated a large number of orchids to the garden from their private collection. Proceeds from the event will enable the horticulture department to install a new deer fence to protect garden plantings and displays.