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Patrick Larkin: Gardens I Have Known

Mint Museum RANDOLPH

Monday, Sep 18

6:30PM - 8:30PM

Admission: FREE

Patrick Larkin: Gardens I Have Known

Patrick Larkin, who was recently tapped to lead Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens, will share stories of his love of gardens and information about the diverse institutions at which he’s served.

With an extensive background in horticulture and garden leadership, Patrick Larkin is recognized as top garden professional. Prior to coming to DSBG, he served as Senior Vice President of Gardens at Cheekwood in Nashville, TN.  Larkin earned a master’s in Public Horticulture Administration from the University of Delaware as a Fellow of the Longwood Graduate Program. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Horticulture from Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University. He is a member of the American Public Gardens Association serving in active leadership roles, including a 6-year stint as an elected member of the Board of Directors.

The Charlotte Garden Club meets on the third Monday of every month from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at Mint Museum Randolph. All programs are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. Visit for more details.

The Charlotte Garden Club was established in 1924 and is the oldest garden club in North Carolina. In 1954, it became the first affiliate of The Mint Museum. The Garden Club’s mission is to encourage the love and knowledge of all aspects of gardening, horticulture, and the artistic use of growing things through educational programs, garden tours, and related community projects. Programs bring nationally recognized experts and regional authorities in horticulture and landscape design to the Mint. Community projects include maintenance of gardens and plantings at the Mint; landscaping of Habitat for Humanity homes; and support for the Billingsville Elementary School garden. The Charlotte Garden Club’s major fundraiser is the Art in the Garden tour. Held in April, the two-day event features a tour of Charlotte gardens with plein-air artists painting in each one.