From 1733 to 1748 Trustees’ 
Garden was set aside from 
Savannah as an experimental 
farm where peaches, rice, 
cotton, grapes, flax, hemp, 
indigo, olives, and the 
mulberry trees essential to
silk culture, were grown. Silk 
was an early promise, and the 
town’s largest structure was 
the filature where the cocoons 
were unwound into silk thread. 
Queen Caroline was clothed in 
Georgia silk. However, large
scale silk production did not 
happen, so interest waned 
and the garden closed.
In 2008, Charles Morris 
assumed the cultivation of 
Trustees Garden to nourish 
a great city FOR the whole