Dargan Landscape Architects/Dovecote Proudly Presents
The Garden Talk Salon 2017!
Celebrating our 5th season
note: lectures & demonstrations usually 10 am Fridays.
Contemporary Stonehenge is open 9-6 daily Memorial Day till Halloween
35 Flash Point Drive, Cashiers. 828-743-0307.
For great info on local events join The Village Green’s Joy Garden Tour mailings, read The Laurel Magazine,
GTS Schedule 2017 Overview
(see previous 2017 GTS events at end)
New this year : Cocktails in the Garden from 5-6 on selected Fridays (prior to Groovin’ on the Green) …
Pets always welcome. Being a chair if you wish to go to Groovin’ with us.
August: Designing your garden, planting seeds for fall crops,
puttin’ up your harvest and our season finale !
August 4 : Experiment with new wine-making apparatus & recipes for puttin’ up your harvest, for instance: Blackberry wine! Demonstration on juice extraction of blackberries and grapes. Will have small jars for canning in hot water bath if you bring your own. Only 2 cooking stations, tho! So take the ideas home with you.
August 11: Pickles and Vinegars have never been so easy or delicious. Start your own cider apple vinegar from local heritage apples. Save money and create your own special flavor. Will have
August 21 : The Solar Eclipse. Dovecote will celebrate by lighting our fires sculptures early in the day. Stay tuned! The Village Green will have music and lectures pertinent to the cause…walk over with us!
August 12-27 : Don’t miss the chance to see the amazing showhouse and the shops. We may have a special event this Friday at Dovecote, not the Showhouse, so come by!
Grand Finale , Friday July 28!!! Cast Iron Cookery…we may do a workshop this am on this topic. Stay tuned… then mosey over to Groovin’ on the Green for the music.
We kicked-off the Season with a lecture & reception!
On May 25 Mary Palmer Dargan shared the tricks of her trade at the Albert Carlton Library in Cashiers, NC. Tricky Places refers to landscapes that are fragile, steep, complicated – but never boring! Do you have problems with your Parking, Terraces, Outdoor Dining & Pavilions, Captured Views, Steps & Walkways, Art & Sculpture, Seating Areas, Water & Basins, Gardens, FirePits, Service Areas, Pots and Planters, Parties or Lighting? Drone imagery of amazing mountain projects was included
AUGUST 2017 Garden Talk Salon
Contemporary Stonehenge Opens!
Carl & Ethan Peverall Returned! Internationally renowned father & son sculptors, Carl & Ethan Peverall, create atmospheric stone works of art. Open 9a-6p, the collection is best viewed in morning & evening light.
Peverall Statues are for sale. Please click image for price list.
OUR THEME THIS SUMMER : The Heirloom Gardener: Design a Garden, Grow & Process Plants that Your Forefathers Thrived Upon!
June 2017 :
Heirloom Gardener , using native and heritage plant materials, garden nutrition.
EVENT: June 21 Cashiers Historical Society’s 2017 Jan Wyatt Symposium (Mary palmer is chair), very limited luncheon seats.
New Cocktails in the Garden from 5-6 pm, then mosey over to Groovin’ on the Green for the fabulous weekly GCAMA concert at 6:30.
July 2017 :
Wildcrafting & Cooking with Heirloom Plants demonstrations.
EVENT: Joy Garden Tour 2017 : July 12-16. Several of our gardens are featured; Dovecote moves to booth at The Village Green pavilion July 12-16.
Shana Fisher Huggins is an extremely talented, Lake Toxaway native, known for her amazing bridal work. A landscape architect by training, Shana joins the Dargan Landscape Architect design team off-season to hone her skills. Her shop, The Blossom Jar, in Lake Toxaway is not to be missed and is managed by her mother, Barbara Fisher.
Shana will conduct a floral workshop designed to inspire you! A vase is provided as well as flowers. 2 hours. $35. Preregister by calling 828-743-0307. Very limited seating.
POSTPONED due to Little Henry’s Knee Surgery…TWO SPECIAL DOG EVENTS!
POSTPONED Friday, July 28 10 am Make Homemade Dog Biscuits & Flea Repellent. Pets welcome.
POSTPONED Friday July 28! Cocktails in the Garden with your DOG. A Party for Pets. 5-6. Meet Henry (our pup-pup) then mosey over to Groovin’ on the Green for the music.
POSTPONED July 28
We shall announce more fabulous authors, experts and notable speakers coming to our wonderful program!
Hugh & Mary Palmer Dargan
Last Year’s 2016 calendar is below
Summer Camp for Adults who Like to Garden
Why are we sharing this lecture series? Our four 2013-2016 summer seasons featured The Garden Talk Salon with 28 speakers on topics of interest to mountain chic lifestyles. It was waaaay too much fun. Hugh and I moved to Dovecote from Highcote in High Hampton after 16 years and spent 2013 renovating and building the Dovecote gardens. Join us for a lecture!
Be sure to subscribe to The Garden Talk Salon (see our signup form on the right) and you will be the first to learn of our upcoming events in Cashiers, NC.
Most importantly, you will receive the follow-up videos in case you cannot make the live performances….or for your success library.
Please Read On
Cashiers map to Dovecote (click on map to download)
Our Garden Talk theme for 2016 was
Nature’s Kitchen: Designing, Growing and Processing Edibles in your Landscape
Nature’s Kitchen. Learn to identify and create delightful meals using the plants right under your feet! Discover wild and native plants that are high in nutritional value, beautiful, delicious and free!
Mary Palmer Dargan, landscape architect, botanist & author, is turning the beautiful garden at Dovecote into a place to learn about edible plants.
Enjoy 2 foraging feasts ( June 10-12 in the Smoky Mountains) and August 30 at The Village Green with Ila Hatter. Learn about edible plants on walks to pluck choice specimens. Come cook, slice or dice at our summer workshops!
See our Topics here:
May 27 Nature’s Kitchen: Jeff Zahner’s Edibles in the Garden : Kickoff lecture with introductory overview plus special tea!
JUNE ( all lectures begin at 10 am)
JUNE 3 Nature’s Kitchen : Wild Salads & Greens Recipes for Health. Dovecote.
June 10-12 Wet & Wild: Foraging Workshop in THE SMOKY MOUNTAINS
A special event. Camping and Workshops.
JUNE 14 Gardens Study: CLE at Dovecote. (register thru Center for Lifelong Enhancement, Highlands)
JUNE 17 Nature’s Beauties : Mystery Speaker. Dovecote.
JUNE 24 Nature’s Kitchen: Woodland Drinks & Cordials. Dovecote.
JULY (all lectures are at 10 am unless otherwise noted!)
JULY 1 Friday 4-6 pm
Contemporary Stonehenge! Nature’s Sculpture : Carl Peverall Grand Sculpture Opening. Dovecote. contact firstname.lastname@example.org
July 2 Saturday 9-10:30 am Enjoy a morning cup of coffee with Carl as he curates the sculpture exhibition. contact email@example.com
JULY 8 Nature’s Kitchen: Creating Main Dishes with Mystery Chef! Dovecote.
SKIP JULY 15 due to Plein Air Festival in Cashiers
July 25 Miniature Gardening for Children of any Age. CLE at DOVECOTE (register thru Center for Lifelong Enhancement, Highlands)
July 29 Nature’s Kitchen: Making Sweet Things. Dovecote.
August ( all lectures are at 10 am)
August 5 Nature’s Beauties: Ferns with Edmund Taylor & Hugh Dargan. Dovecote.
August 12-28 Cashiers Historical Society
Showhouse. Dovecote Porch & Showhouse shop!
August 19 Nature’s Kitchen : Wine Making at Dovecote.
August Tuesday 23 Cashiers Showhouse :Bitters Workshop at Showhouse
August 26 Nature’s Kitchen : Mystery Mushrooms at Dovecote
August 30 Foraging Feast – Mother Nature’s Secret Garden with Ila Hatter at the Village Green Dargan Landscape Architects sponsor note: Tuesday 5:30 pm with DINNER! contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Don’t miss Dovecote’s Grand Opening Sculpture Opening Reception May 25, 2017
Watch below and imagine yourself in our Dovecote courtyard. Join us on this virtual tour!