Dargan Landscape Architects/Dovecote Porch & Gardens Presents
The Garden Talk Salon 2017!
Celebrating our 5th season
April 22, 2017 EARTH DAY
Join us to inaugurate our new heated pavilion
Saturday at 10 am – 2pm with an Earth Day party!
note: lectures & demonstrations are normally 10 am on Fridays.
Theme Schedule 2017
The Heirloom Gardener: Design a Garden, Grow & Process Plants that Your Forefathers Thrived Upon!
April 2017 : Seed starting & Heirloom varieties, getting your soil ready & no till gardening, water harvesting, vermiculture, permaculture design EVENT: Sat, April 22 Inaugurate our Heated Garden Pavilion on Earth Day
May 2017 : Building your Garden Beds, composting & no till gardening, water harvesting, vermiculture, permaculture design
June 2017 : Heirloom Gardener , using native and heritage plant materials, garden nutrition. EVENT: June 21 Cashiers Historical Society’s 2017 Jan Wyatt Symposium (MP is chair) has very limited reservations so call ahead. EVENT: CARL PEVERALL RETURNS WITH CONTEMPORARY STONEHENGE
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.
August: Designing your garden, planting seeds for fall crops, a study tour of our local gardens (study gardens by subscription)
We shall announce fabulous authors, experts and notable speakers coming to our wonderful program, so stay tuned!
Hugh & Mary Palmer Dargan
Last Year’s 2016 calendar 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.
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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 email@example.com
July 2 Saturday 9-10:30 am Enjoy a morning cup of coffee with Carl as he curates the sculpture exhibition. contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
Don’t miss Dovecote’s sculpture exhibition opening reception July 1
Watch below and imagine yourself in our Dovecote courtyard. Join us on this virtual tour!