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Fall Symposium Inspiring the Unexpected: Coffee to Lunch, Book Signings and Presentations

  • Charlotte Country Club 2465 Mecklenburg Avenue Charlotte, NC 28205 (map)

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Escape for a morning of inspiration at Charlotte Country Club where Ken Druse and Margot Shaw will pique your imagination with their wit and wisdom, rich visual imagery and creative tips for garden and floral design. Guests will hear lively anecdotes from these brilliant speakers as they showcase the unexpected with plant design, conservation and sustainabililty.

This memorable gathering is not to be missed! Price includes morning coffee and light refreshments, book signings, presentations and a seated seasonal lunch.

Ken Druse is an internationally celebrated lecturer, an award-winning author and photographer, best known for his twenty garden books. Ken’s 2013 stunning book, Natural Companions, won the gold medal for photography and the silver for writing. The New Shade Garden: Creating a Lush Oasis in the Age of Climate Change, won the GWA’s (The Association for Garden Communicators) Gold Medal for writing. The American Horticultural Society listed his first large-format work, The Natural Garden (Clarkson Potter, 1988), among the best books of all time. The Smithsonian Institute announced the acquisition of the Ken Druse Collection of Garden Photography comprising 100,000 images of American gardens and plants. The Garden Club of America presented Ken with the Sarah Chapman Francis medal for lifetime achievement in garden communication. His website includes over 300 recorded interviews with gardening experts, authors, designers and artists.

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Margot Shaw is Founder/Editor-in-Chief of Flower magazine. She is a native of Birmingham, Alabama and studied Art History and Sociology at Hollins University in Virginia and Interior Design at the University of Texas. Once a self-confessed “call and order flowers gir,l” Shaw reached a watershed moment when planning her daughter’s wedding. Working alongside the floral and event designer, she recognized the artistry and inspiration involved in “flowering” and soon began apprenticing with the same designer. Unable to locate a publication that spoke to her passion, she set about creating one. Flower is a floral lifestyle magazine that inspires, entertains, and educates readers with a point of view that stems from seeing life through a botanical lens. From private and historic gardens to stylish weddings to tastemakers in the floral, event, and interiors world, Flower brims with the people, places, and things that inspire us all. Read more about flower magazine here

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