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May 2019

Art in the Garden Tour

May 18, 2019 - May 19, 2019

Enjoy the splendor of a southern spring during the Charlotte Garden Club’s Art in the Garden tour of various area gardens. Artists will paint “en plein air,” capturing on canvas the serene beauty of the gardens. Purchase Admission Now - Click Here

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Garden Party & Art Show Celebrating the Art in the Garden Tour

May 19, 2019

Artists who painted in the gardens will be featured with their work, which will be for sale, at this celebratory party on the Sunday following the Art in the Garden Tour.

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June 2019

Annual Member Picnic and Membership Renewal

June 3, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Held this year at the Mint Museum of Art, 2730 Randolph Rd., Charlotte, NC 28211. Hours: 6 pm to 8 pm There will be a set up at 5:00 pm. This is for tablecloths, flatware, and centerpieces. Michelle Styers is coordinating.  The following members have signed up to help: Diatra Fullwood Valaida Fullwood Mary Staton Beth Peterson Dottie Hedberg Nancy Lopez Noell Schepp Nicole Greer FOOD: The club will provide Fried Chicken VEGETABLES - SIDES - DESSERTS are provided by…

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Garden Party at the home of Dr. James and Mary Griggs – Members Only

June 23, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Garden Party at the home of Dr. James and Mary Griggs.  This is a Members Only Event Sunday, June 23rd from 4 pm to 7 pm. Members will receive an invitation via email in the near future.    

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September 2019

Steve Bender a.k.a Southern Living Magazine’s The Grumpy Gardener!

September 16, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Very exciting event!  Be sure to attend. Steve Bender is Senior Writer at Southern Living and has been with the magazine since 1983. In addition to producing, writing, and editing gardening articles geared to a beginning gardener audience of more than 2.5 million subscribers, he edited The New Southern Living Garden Book, The Southern Living Landscape Book, and The Southern Living Garden Problem Solver, and co-authored the award-winning Pass-along Plants. Steve also writes regularly for his blog, “The Grumpy Gardener”…

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October 2019

Bradley Roberts, Conifers of the Southeast

October 21, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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…

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November 2019

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…

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December 2019

Get Set For A Jolly Good Time – A favorite holiday tradition with some new twists and a 93rd Anniversary!

December 2, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Please plan to join the Charlotte Garden Club on December 2nd at the Mint Museum Randolph as we begin the 2019 Holiday Season and celebrate the 93rd Anniversary of Charlotte’s first garden club.  Here is what you need to know. 9 am - 12 noon - Help set up the Mint Museum Randolph Lobby for the holidays.   Come anytime. Light refreshments served. 9 am - 12 noon - Holiday Fresh Wreath Making Workshop (Ivey Room) with Christina Nail, CGC member…

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January 2020

Tom Hanchett: From Independence to Myers Park: How John Nolen shaped Charlotte’s landscape

January 27, 2020 @ 6:15 pm - 8:30 pm

In 1905 a young student in the fledgling field of landscape architecture ducked out of his final exams at Harvard to take a train south to Charlotte. “First important landscape work” he wrote in his diary. That initial commission to design the city’s first public park, Independence Park, led John Nolen to create the Myers Park neighborhood — and nearly 400 other projects nationwide. Historian Dr. Tom Hanchett came to Charlotte in 1981 to research Myers Park and other older…

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February 2020

Brad Miller, Care of Bonsai

February 17, 2020 @ 6:15 pm - 8:30 pm

This program will focus on the basics of bonsai and how to use nursery stock that you may find anywhere and turn it into a bonsai. This is the most cost-effective way to create more mature bonsai for the best price. Topics We Will Cover: Plant selection (best types suited and what to look for. Indoor vs outdoor) Pruning ( differences between conifers and broadleaf) Wiring ( types and uses) Container selection Soils Watering and light Bio: I grew up…

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