Antiques at The Gardens presented by Regions returns on October 4 with Tastebuds sponsored by Flower magazine
Introducing Bettie Bearden Pardee, our headliner for Tastebuds on Thursday, October 4. Bettie grew up in Beverly Hills and Atlanta, and she has been a resident of Newport for many years thanks to husband Jonathan, who is a native of the "City by the Sea." She is the author of Private Newport: At Home and in the Garden and Living Newport: Houses, People, Style and she is the editor of PrivateNewport.com, a luxury lifestyle blog. She is also a designer of the Parterre Bench, a national lecturer and an authority on entertaining.
An honoree for the second year on "The Salonniere 100: America's Best Party Hosts," she was also the creative producer and host of The Presidential Palate: Entertaining at the White House. Follow Bettie on Instagram: @privatenewport.
Tastebuds sponsored by Flower magazine is Thursday, October 4 from 10:30-12:30 p.m. It will also include a panel discussion featuring Mimi Brown, Mary Hayward Spotswood Eudailey, Catherine B. Jones and Margaret Zainey Roux moderated by Kirk Reed Forrester. Tickets are $30 and include a boxed lunch and weekend show readmission.
That evening, join us for Gala in The Gardens sponsored by the Sterne Agee Charitable Foundation, 1919 Investment Counsel and Stifel Financial. The black-tie affair formally kicks off the weekend with cocktails, hors-d'oeuvres and dancing to the music of Rhythm Nation! Tickets to the Gala are $175.
Get your tickets to both events at bbgardens.org/antiques.
'Introduction to Native Plant Conservation' is Saturday
The flora of Alabama is one of the richest in the country, which underscores the importance of conserving our plants and their habitats. This course is a general introduction to plant conservation, focusing particularly on Alabama plants. We will cover a broad set of topics, including rarity ranking systems, invasive species, restoration ecology, conservation ethics, conservation legislation and conservation methods such as safeguarding. Alabama Plant Conservation Alliance projects will be emphasized as examples. Time will be spent in The Gardens to observe some of the rare plants we are working to conserve.
It takes place from 9-5 p.m. on Saturday and there's still time to join. Don't miss it!
'Seasonal Series' returns on Saturday
Instructor Hank Siegel will lead participants through the best practices of capturing an image that captures the passing of the seasons. You'll learn the techniques, tools and skills necessary to take visually stunning and interesting photographs through the creation of a seasonal series of landscapes/nature scenes.
It takes place from 9-1 p.m. on Saturday. Join us!
'Lunch & Learn: Grain to Glass' is next Wednesday
Danny Reid, Vice President of Jefferson County Beekeepers Association and brewer joins us for this FREE session to show us how the garden is responsible for fermented beverages!
It takes place from 11:30-12:30 p.m. next Wednesday. Bring your lunch and join our FREE Lunch & Learn series!
See the work of Jessica H. Cox at the Art Gallery in September and October
The works of Jessica H. Cox is on display in the Art Gallery and available for purchase at The Library at The Gardens in September and October.
Volunteer at The Gardens
Looking for a way to get involved? There are plenty of volunteer opportunities at The Gardens, indoors and out!
For more information, contact Volunteer Coordinator Alice Moore at 205.414.3962 or firstname.lastname@example.org. To check out all current volunteer opportunities online, follow this link: