The Charlotte Garden Club has a remarkable line up of landscape legends, horticultural heroes, and innovative florists to educate and entertain you this program year. They were secured last spring, before COVID-19.

Please know that we are still hosting these experts; however, they will be virtual presentations through Zoom for the remainder of 2020. 2021 formats are to be determined.

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Jay Sifford, My Garden, My Teacher

November 18, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The first part is a photographic tour of my garden and the reasoning behind it. The second part deals with both the design lessons and the life lessons that my garden has taught me.

A good garden is a metaphor for life and, if we listen, can affect the direction and the quality of our lives. I do tend to approach garden design from these perspectives: art, philosophy, psychology, spirituality, story-telling, magic and horticulture.

BIO: Jay Sifford is a garden designer based in Charlotte, NC. He describes himself as an artist, a magician, a story-teller and a horticulturist. He believes that everyone can have a great garden and that a great garden is much more than just a collection of plants. Jay uses philosophical, psychological and spiritual principles to design magical and immersive gardens that create a perfect retreat for reflection and regeneration.

Jay wrote weekly articles for Houzz for three years. His work has been published in Southern Living, Country Gardens, Fine Gardening, and Garden Design. Jay’s personal garden will be featured in an upcoming book by Karen Chapman called “Deer-Resistant Design”.


November 18, 2019
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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