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A Garden for All Seasons - Highlights of a South Carolina Garden

Mint Museum RANDOLPH

Monday, Nov 21

7:30PM

Admission: FREE

A GARDEN FOR ALL SEASONS

This event is the third of five exciting programs offered by the Charlotte Garden Club this fall that accolade horticulture and design throughout Carolinas. Join us for a conversation with botanist and horticulturalist John E. Eisley on “A Garden for All Seasons – Highlights of a Carolina Garden.” All programs are open to the public with refreshments provided 30 minutes in advance of the start time. For more information visit charlottegardenclub.org

John E. Elsley's extensive formal education in the United Kingdom encompassed the practical and theoretical aspects of Botany together with the commercial and ornamental spheres of Horticulture. For nearly 50 years he has built on this education in profit and non - profit entities within the Botanical and Horticultural worlds. Educated at the University of Leicester, the Essex Institute of Agriculture and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, John holds a Bachelor of Science (Honors) in Botany, and two Horticultural Diplomas. During his time at Kew, he was the winner of the Royal Caledonian Horticulture Society's Essay competition and the C.P. Raffael prize for the best lecture to the Student's Debating Society. His professional career encompasses being Botanist for the Royal Horticultural Society at their Wisley Garden, Curator of Hardy Plants at the Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis, senior positions with the George W. Park Seed Company and their Wayside Gardens division, Horticultural Director for the Klehm Song Sparrow Farm and Nursery and most recently as a Consultant to the Gardens Alive group of companies.

John has a collection of early 19th century English lustreware which was exhibited here at the Mint Museum about 20 years ago!

 

The Charlotte Garden Club was organized in 1924 as North Carolina's first garden club. Its purpose is to further its members' knowledge of gardening through programs and projects under the direction of experts in the fields of horticulture and design. Members meet one evening a month from September through May to share in educational lectures and entertainment by authorities in landscape design, horticulture and other topics of interest to people who enjoy gardens and gardening. The Charlotte Garden Club has been an Affiliate of the Mint Museum of Art since 1954. It contributes to projects designed to beautify the Mint Museum and its grounds as well as projects which add to the beauty of Charlotte. Funds for the professional landscaping of the Museum's grounds come from the Club sponsoring an annual Spring Garden Tour and auction event. Projects funded by the Charlotte Garden Club at the Mint Museum of Art include the construction and continuing maintenance of the two Courtyard Gardens which are visible from the gallery windows; the installation of a sprinkler system on the grounds; the construction and maintenance of the Terrace Garden at the entrance; and Christmas decorations for the building.

 

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