Talbot County Garden Club’s Spring Symposium
May 13, 2015 10:40AM
● By Becca Newell
award-winning floral and garden specialists entertained a sold-out audience of
more than 250 women from throughout Maryland during the Talbot County Garden
Club’s biennial spring symposium last month in Easton.
Featured speakers were Jon Carloftis, an award-winning garden designer, writer, author and lecturer, who shared photos and stories of the gardens of his family’s homestead in Kentucky, as well as from the stunning rooftop gardens of his Manhattan, NY, clients. Carloftis specializes in rooftop gardens, turning otherwise unsightly and unused spaces into relaxing retreats. Greg Campbell, founding partner of “The Garden District, Memphis” created stunning floral arrangements while sharing tips of the trade as well as his experiences as a business owner. He has handled floral designs for weddings and special events around the world, including those for many well-known celebrities. Bill Graham, a business owner, humorist and award-winning floral arranger, entertained the audience with stories while creating floral arrangements and discussing fashion trends.
Several Talbot County businesses, including Garden Treasures, Dwelling & Design and Bay Hundred Botanicals, among others, were featured in a marketplace where attendees could shop for the latest in flowers, gardening supplies and decor.
The event is this year’s largest fundraiser for the Talbot County Garden Club. The funds support the club’s projects throughout the community.
About the Talbot County Garden Club
The Talbot County Garden Club was established in 1917 to
enrich the natural beauty of the environment by sharing knowledge of gardening,
fostering the art of flower arranging, maintaining civic projects, supporting
projects that benefit Talbot County and encouraging the conservation of natural
resources. Noteworthy projects include establishing
and maintaining the gardens of the Talbot Historical Society, Talbot County Courthouse,
Talbot County Library, and the Villa Fountain Garden and Frances Plate Memorial
Children’s Garden at Idlewild Park, as well as many other projects. There are currently a total of 109 active,
associate and honorary members.