All programs are free and
open to the public unless otherwise noted. Meetings are
held at the Mint Museum Randolph. Refreshments are
served at 7 p.m., programs begin at 7:30 p.m.
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The Charlotte Garden Club 2015 - 2016 Speaker Schedule
September 21, 2015
BLENDING HORTICULTURE WITH HARDSCAPE USING
HERITAGE PLANTS IN NEW WAYS
is lead designer for JDP Studios. He has designed
gardens throughout the southeast. He is Chairman of the
Board South Carolina Botanical Garden at Clemson.
JDP, established by James Dabney Peeples in 1986,
makes its home in beautiful upstate South Carolina,
drawing its inspiration for landscape and garden design
from traditional Southern and European design
principles. Featured in publications such as Southern
Living, Better Homes and Gardens, and Greenville's Talk,
J. Dabney Peeples Design Associates, Inc. has
consistently found favor with those who appreciate the
beauty of artful and thoughtful garden design.
Dabney Peeples, Lead Designer
native of Mississippi and graduate of the Landscape
Architecture program at Mississippi State University,
Dabney Peeples began his landscape design career in
Birmingham, Alabama with Nimrod Long and Associates.
Subsequently, Dabney worked with Edward Daugherty in
Atlanta, Georgia before starting his own garden and
landscape design firm in Easley, SC. Dabney has become
locally reknowned for his ability to adapt historically
accepted design principles to fit the contemporary
lifestyles of his clients, and he has enjoyed teaching
about garden design at Furman University for over 20
October 19, 2015
DEEP ROOTED WISDOM
Jenks Farmer is a
garden designer and plantsman whose work includes for a
number of public gardens in South Carolina - The
Riverbanks Zoo Garden, Moore Farms and the Columbia
Historic District Gardens. His latest book, Deep Rooted
Wisdom, was released to much critical acclaim.
Jenks Farmer, Plantsman
Jenkins Farmer III is a renaissance plantsman. He fell
in love with the natural world while growing up in a
family of artists, musicians, and farmers. Jenks went on
to get a more formal education in plant sciences at
Clemson University and then botanical garden design at
the University of Washington.
He is the former
director of Riverbanks Botanical Garden and founding
horticulturist of Moore Farms Garden. His designs for
homes, museums, and businesses have received recognition
and awards and have delighted hundreds of thousands of
visitors with the joyful, easy exuberance of
An engaging storyteller and
teacher, Jenks has a real talent for getting people of
all ages and from all walks of life to go outside and
get their hands dirty. He's also presented lectures for
groups as varied as the North Carolina State
Agricultural faculty, the Smithsonian, Wave Hill, Master
Gardener clubs, and, of course, his grandmother's
Allendale Ladies Afternoon Reading Club.
writing has been published in scientific journals and
popular magazines like Organic Gardening and
Horticulture. He is the author of the quarterly
publication Gardening with Crinum Lilies and
Deep Rooted Wisdom: Lessons Learned from Generations
of Gardeners, published by Timber Press in 2014.
November 16, 2015
THE TRUTH ABOUT GARDEN REMEDIES
Gillman, PhD, is Director of UNCC Botanical Gardens. His
recent books include Decoding Gardening Advice,
The Truth about Garden Remedies and The
Truth about Organic Gardening.
Click here for Jeff's Amazon
CREATING HOLIDAY ARRANGEMENTS
Please join us at the
Mint Randolph at 7 pm. for special holiday refreshments.
Our program begins at 7:30 pm.
We are so
fortunate to have Jeffrey Drum as our speaker! Jeffrey
will create holiday arrangements using flowers, greenery
and other natural materials. Jeffrey has tended to many
of the finest public and private gardens in Charlotte
for over 30 years, and loves to bring the garden's
natural beauty indoors.
Learn to make
something creative for your front door, mantle or
holiday table. The arrangements will be auctioned off to
the highest bidder, so bring your checkbook! This
program is a popular and fun holiday tradition of the
Charlotte Garden Club. Guests are welcome!
January 25, 2016
GARDENING TOOL TALK AND TIMELY ADVICE
Linton is the owner of Living Color in Waxhaw, NC. She
designs and maintains many of Charlotte's finest
gardens. She also maintains and enhances the gardens for
Mint Museum Randolph. Come and gain some garden wisdom!
February 15, 2016
HORTICULTURE IN THE PARKS AND GREENWAYS
Turton, Horticultural Team Manager
Parks and Recreation Department
Join us as
this 20-year veteran of Park and Recreation and current
Supervisor of the Horticulture Team shares with us about
working with a fine group of people embellishing the
parks, greenways and recreation centers in Mecklenburg
Tim possesses an Associates Degree
in Landscape Design from Ohio State University. He
previously owned and operated a small landscape company
for twelve years.
March 21, 2016
FOODSCAPING: PAIRING VEGETABLES WITH TRADITIONAL
Propagator & Horticulturalist
Find out how to create and maintain edible landscapes,
and learn everyday recipes that will bring your garden
into the kitchen.
Brie Arthur's signature design
technique is Foodscaping, a landscape practice that
pairs edibles with traditional landscapes. Her work with
public school systems, retirement communities and
suburban developments is changing the way green spaces
are designed and used.
Brie studied landscape
design at Purdue University and has worked in many
aspects of horticulture, including estate gardening at
Montrose Gardens in Hillsborough, NC, and nursery
production at Plant Delights in Raleigh and Camellia
Forest Nursery in Chapel Hill. She is a regular on the
PBS TV show, Growing a Greener World.
April 18, 2016
GROW YOUR OWN MEDICINE CABINET
Joe Graedon is a pharmacologist and
Terry Graedon, PhD is a medical anthropologist. Together
they write The People's Pharmacy newspaper columns and
books. They host The People's Pharmacy on public radio.
April 23-24 2016
ART IN THE GARDEN
The Charlotte Garden Club is
pleased to present an outstanding weekend of gardens,
art and festivities. Relying upon the beauty of spring
gardens, artists will set up their easels and paint "en
plein air," capturing on canvas the serene beauty
of the unique Southern garden. Following the two days of
relaxed garden strolling, join the celebratory Party and
Plein Air art display on Sunday afternoon at the Mint
Museum Randolph (casual attire).
includes the garden tour and the event on Sunday
April 23, 10 am - 4 pm
Sun. April 24, 1 - 4 pm
Mint after- party, Sun. April 24, 4 - 6 pm
Tickets on sale March, 2016
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