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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…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
Get Set For A Jolly Good Time – A favorite holiday tradition with some new twists and a 93rd Anniversary!
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…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
Since 1998 I have had the pleasure to travel to some of the most breathtaking gardens in the world. The countries visited include Canada, England, France, Germany, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. This lecture provides detailed information on a wide variety of unusual and exotic species of plants, picturesque views of natural and cultivated areas and helpful information on garden design and popular trends. Come along with me for a train ride through the Canadian Rockies, a hiking…Find out more »