The Charlotte Garden Club 2018 – 2019 Program Schedule

All programs are open to the public unless otherwise noted. Guests are welcome and encouraged to join and/or make a donation. Meetings are held at the Mint Museum of Art, 2730 Randolph Rd., Charlotte, NC 28211 (click for map and directions). Refreshments are served at 6:30 p.m., programs begin at 7:15 p.m.

September 17, 2018

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 ofHerbaceous Plants at the Norfolk Botanical Gardens.

October 15, 2018

Doug Ruhen: Topic TBA

Doug Ruhen 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)

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: Holiday Program and Auction

This program is sure to please. Enough said.

January 14, 2019


February 18, 2019

Marian St. Clair: Making Good Gardens: Ideas and Inspiration From All the Right Places

Currently living in Greenville, SC Marian comes from Virginia and attended Virginia Tech. She is a Master Gardener, Master Naturalist, garden columnist, and garden tour coordinator, organizing trips to Europe and other areas of interest. Marian is a nationally known horticulture expert and garden blogger. This program is not-to-be-missed.

March 18, 2019


April 15, 2019

John P. Ertz: Perspectives on Our National Parks/Challenges for the Giant Sequoia

Originally from Long Island, NY John is a graduate of the Forestry Program of Oregon State University and has spent over 40 years in the forestry industry working as a forest ranger, firefighter, national parks ranger, certified arborist, and with American Electric Power. He is most comfortable “in the woods” and will bring up-to-date information from a recent month long trip to some of our national treasures.

May 18 and May 19, 2019

Art in the Garden Tour

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.

May 19, 2019

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

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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