Dargan’s Dovecote Porch & Gardens Presents

The Garden Talk Salon 2015!

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The Garden Talk Salon began its season early this year on April 4 and runs till August 28, 2015.

hughmaryWhy are we doing this lecture series? Our 2014  summer season featured The Garden Talk Salon with 14 speakers on topics of interest to mountain chic lifestyles and it was waaaay too much fun! Hugh and I moved to Dovecote from Highcote in High Hampton after 15 years and spent 2013 renovating and building these new gardens.  Join us!

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 !

 

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Watch below and imagine yourself in our Dovecote courtyard. Join us on this virtual tour!

 

Don’t miss Dovecote’s sculpture exhibition which continues thru August at Dovecote with Carl Peverall’s atmospheric stone sculpture. Carl hails from the Mt Mitchell area is no stranger to the Highlands Cashiers plateau. His large sculptures from natural stone with a variety of shapes and exhibit great power.

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Check out this video on Carl’s beautiful fountain called Water Spirit.

July 24: Miniature Gardens Workshop

Children of all ages love miniature gardens, including parents and grands! Join landscape architect, Mary Palmer Dargan, as she shakes out her secret sauce of miniature garden design on Friday, July 24. Friday at 10 am. FREE

Contact Mary Palmer Dargan to confirm your space at 828-743-0307or mpdargan@dargan.com.

Please also see our how-to videos and free workbook on how to design your own Miniature garden!

Bring the Kids to Learn How to Make a Fairy Garden!

Bring the Kids to Learn How to Make a Fairy Garden!


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July 31: Garden Design Study: Summer Garden Terraces

Need to fit your landscape to your lifestyle like a glove?  Join a limited, nimble group of garden enthusiasts on Friday, July 31 for “Gardens on the Hoof”, a half daywork designed to improve your home environment.

Friday at 10 am. $150 (includes lunch at Dovecote complete with Elderflower cordial!)

Contact Mary Palmer Dargan to confirm your space at 828-743-0307or mpdargan@dargan.com. Checks for the event will be accepted at Dovecote.

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Our Garden Talk theme for August is ” Fit Your Garden to Your Lifestyle Like a Glove”.

Don’t miss Dovecote’s sculpture exhibition which continues thru August at Dovecote with Carl Peverall’s atmospheric stone sculpture. Carl hails from the Mt Mitchell area is no stranger to the Highlands Cashiers plateau. His large sculptures from natural stone with a variety of shapes and exhibit great power.
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To register for events: Mpdargan@dargan.com, 828-743-0307 or dargan.com/dovecote-events for further details. Dovecote is located at 35 Flash Point Drive ( McKinney Way) next to Cornucopia Resturant off hwy 107S in Cashiers, NC.

August 7: John McCarley: Organic Gardening  & Fall Seed Workshop

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John McCarley

Befuddled on how to combine beauty and practicality in vegetable gardening? Get your your fall garden ready with conveniently grown, healthy food to nourish your family.John McCarley, legendary organic garden guru and lifelong horticulturist, will open the garden gate to solve your horticultural dilemmas on Friday, August 6 at 10 am.  FREE.
Contact Mary Palmer Dargan to confirm your space! 828-743-0307 or mpdargan@dargan.com

 

August 8-14 :  Fit Your Garden to Your Lifestyle: A Design Event!

Can your garden fit your lifestyle like a glove? Join us on Friday, August 14 for a 6 hour workshop to merge your Land & LifeScape. This landscape design workshop includes garden study to private estates.

2014-07-31 11.58.28 2014-07-31 11.59.28 2014-07-31 12.12.04Improve your home grounds and environment to include beautiful seating areas and sheltered courtyard environments to promote bird activity. Organize your property to include attractive raised beds for healthy produce and easy to use compost areas. Instructors Hugh and Mary Palmer Dargan, registered landscape architects have over 40 years of experience designing award-winning , beautiful home environments from Charleston to Cashiers. The event is held at Dovecote in Cashiers at their design studio, trial gardens and is The Garden Talk Salon headquarters. No experience necessary, just a desire to tailor your garden to meet your specific needs. Cost is $275 and includes lunch. Friday, August 14 from 9-3 pm. Limited to 12.

Contact Mary Palmer Dargan to confirm your space at 828-743-0307or mpdargan@dargan.com. Checks for the event will be accepted at Dovecote.

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August 21: Mary Palmer Dargan: Hydrosols & Floral Waters Workshop

Interested in making bitters, befuddled by hydrosols and floral waters? On Friday, August 21 for a workshop on bitters making and all things related to extracting and bottling special flavorings. 10 am at Dovecote. Cost is $25 and includes a bottle of hand-crafted bitters. Friday at 10 am.

Contact Mary Palmer Dargan to confirm your space at 828-743-0307or mpdargan@dargan.com. Checks for the event will be accepted at Dovecote.

Demonstration on Making Elderflower Cordials

Demonstration on Making Elderflower Cordials



 

August 28: Bob Dews: Magical Waterfall Study

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Bob Dews

 

Our grand finale for the summer season is Bob Dews‘ workshop on waterfall, stream and pond design. Back by popular demand, Bob is highly praised for his beautiful, natural water environments. Bring water into your landscape and watch the birds, butterflies, frogs, fish and wildlife respond. Enjoy the sound of music water provides to sooth your soul. Includes field trip. 10 am Friday, August 28. Free.
Contact Mary Palmer Dargan to confirm your space at 828-743-0307or mpdargan@dargan.com.

 

 

 

To register for events: Mpdargan@dargan.com, 828-743-0307 or dargan.com/dovecote-events for further details. Dovecote is located at 35 Flash Point Drive ( McKinney Way) next to Cornucopia Restaurant off hwy 107S in Cashiers, NC.