Betty Montgomery is well known for her syndicated garden column and has published several books, A Four-Season Southern Garden, and Hydrangas, illustrated with photographs by fellow Upstate Forever Board member Dick Carr. She is a Master Gardener and a member of multiple prestigious horticultural societies.
With decades of involvement in educational, cultural, and charitable efforts, Betty currently serves on the boards of Wofford College, Gibbs Cancer Center, Noble Tree Foundation, and Seth Milliken Foundation. She is the recipient of numerous honors, including the USC-Spartanburg Founders Day Award, Converse 100 Award, and Clara Barton Award.
A Converse College graduate and mother of four adult children, Betty lives on a farm in Campobello with her husband, Walter.