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October 2019

Fall Day Trip to Penland School of Crafts

October 11, 2019

Must be a member of the Mint Museum I'd like to introduce myself - Susan Kooiman, Corresponding Secretary for Delhom Service League. (That's a fancy way of saying that I take care of the publicity and communications for DSL.) I want to extend a special invitation to the members of all the Mint affiliates. We are hosting a fall day trip to Penland School of Crafts on October 11. All Mint members are invited and can bring a guest, too.…

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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

McGill Rose Garden Workday

November 2, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Charlotte Garden Club Outreach Committee is planning a workday for this Saturday, 11/2/2019, from 9 AM - 12 PM at McGill Rose Garden, 940 N. Davidson Street.  The CGC is creating a new garden we can call our own in the Rose Garden and we will begin this Saturday by clearing the space of weeds and mulching in preparation for the winter.  We can also brainstorm ideas on how to use the space the McGill Rose Garden has so…

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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…

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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

Wing Haven Lecture Series

January 3, 2020 - March 26, 2020

January through March 2020 "Every plant has a story, just like every human being has a story. And that story needs to be told" - Ryan Gainey. Help us kick off our 2020 Lecture Series during a showing of "The Well-Placed Weed: The Bountiful Life of Ryan Gainey" on January 2. We'll be staying cozy indoors while it is chilly out, enjoying popcorn and learning about the life and complexities of Ryan Gainey. Enjoy the full feature film (the original…

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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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March 2020

Charlotte Camellia Society’s Annual Flower Show – Free Event

March 7, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Beautiful blooms, plants to buy, garden to tour, plus learn to care and propagate from the experts. Date: March 7th, 2020 Time: 10 am – 2 pm Where: MapleWalk, 4255 Kingswood Road, Charlotte, NC

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Vinnie Simeone, Great Gardens of the World – Has Been Cancelled

March 16, 2020 @ 6:15 pm - 8:30 pm

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…

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