List of program schedule during our 2018-2019 season:
September 17, 2018 – This event was canceled because of weather.
Bradley Roberts: Conifers of the Southeast
Come to hear this nationally known conifer expert talk about these chiefly evergreen trees and shrubs that include pine, fir, spruce, and yews. Roberts is currently the Curator of Herbaceous Plants at the Norfolk Botanical Gardens.
Bradley Robert’s Bio: Bradley earned an Associate’s Degree in Ornamental Horticulture from Horry-Georgetown Technical College in 2008. After serving his internship at Brookgreen Gardens in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, Bradley went on to become the Director of Horticulture at Lockerly Arboretum in Milledgeville, Georgia. He has also worked on the horticulture staff at the Atlanta Botanical Garden, and Moore Farms Botanical Garden in Lake City, South Carolina, before returning to Brookgreen Gardens. Bradley currently works at the Norfolk Botanical Garden as the Curator of Herbaceous Plants. A native of Horry County, South Carolina, Bradley has an affinity for southeastern natives, and is an avid conifer enthusiast who has served as the Vice President and President of the Southeast Region of the American Conifer Society
October 15, 2018
Doug RuhRen: A Place for Everything
Doug Ruhren has over 30 years experience working with gardens that include Chatwood Camellia Gardens, Montrose, Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens and the American Camellia Headquarters. He is currently the Gardens Manager at JC Raulston Arboretum on the campus of NC State University. As an independent garden designer, Doug’s work is on display at numerous gardens and nurseries around the country.
November 19, 2018
Sam Fleming: 100 Gardens/Aquaponics (A Simple Idea A World of Difference)
Bio: Sam started his career in farming as a hydroponics retail store manager. After forming 100 Gardens with Ron Morgan, Sam has been the lead designer for 100 Gardens’ aquaponics installations in schools, correctional facilities, trade shows and in Haiti. Sam was the horticulture instructor at the Stonewall Jackson Youth Development Center in Concord, NC and also currently sits on the Board of Directors for the Friends of St. Vincent’s School for the Handicapped in Port au Prince, Haiti. Sam is a Charlotte, NC native, and a graduate of Vance High School. Sam currently plays guitar for regional metal band Dirty South Revolutionaries.
Started as a rebuilding strategy for victims of the 2010 Haiti earthquake, 100 Gardens has evolved into a multifaceted educational program focused on aquaponics as a platform for experimental learning and a sustainable means of food production for the future. Sam Fleming serves as Co-Director and is putting this Charlotte-based non-profit on the national radar.
December 3, 2018
Dru Quarles and Friends: Jingle All The Way with Dru and Wan
Dru and Wan Marsh, formerly with Harris Teeter and a close friend, will help us decorate for the holiday season and then give the audience the opportunity to take something spectacular home (either through purchase or auction).