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.
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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
Pat Linton is the owner of Living Color. She designs and
maintains many of Charlotte's finest gardens. She
maintains and enhances the gardens for Mint Museum
February 15, 2016
HORTICULTURE IN THE PARKS AND GREENWAYS
Tim Turton is the Horticultural Team Manager for the
Mecklenburg County Parks and Recreation Department.
March 21, 2016
FOODSCAPING: PAIRING VEGETABLES WITH TRADITIONAL
Brie Arthur is a
propagator and horticulturist. She is a regular on the
PBS TV garden show "Growing A Greener World."
April 18, 2016
NATURAL HEALING FROM THE GARDEN: PLANTS AS
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.
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