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.