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Rebecca Turk: The Beauty of Moore Farms

October 17, 2016 | 3:30 PM


This event is the second of five exciting programs offered by the Charlotte Garden Club this fall that accolade horticulture and design throughout Carolinas. Rebecca Turk, education and events manager at South Carolina’s Moore Farms Botanical Garden, will share “The Beauty of Moore Farms” during her discussion. All programs are open to the public with refreshments provided 30 minutes in advance of the start time. For more information visit charlottegardenclub.org 

Join Rebecca Turk on a virtual tour of Moore Farms. Nestled among fields of corn and soybeans, this 50-acre garden is located in the rural Pee Dee region near Lake City, South Carolina. By combining cutting edge horticultural practices and rural gardening traditions, the Garden is reinterpreting what it means to be a Southern garden: a careful blend of exuberant plant displays, bounding meadows and enduring vistas of grey green pines. Woven throughout this aesthetic tapestry are innovative research, educational programs and community outreach. The resulting union of art and scholarship is a dazzling example of the modern botanical garden.

Embracing its southern pastoral setting through an informal, expressive design scheme. Moore Farms Botanical Garden is wildly beautiful, creative and soulful; a place of both inspiration and comfort, where plants rule and there is a feeling of discovery, a sense of hitting upon something that others haven’t.

Rebecca Turk is the Education and Events Manager at Moore Farms. She graduated with a MS degree in Horticulture from North Carolina State University in 2012 and BS in Agriculture, focusing in horticulture, from Stephen F. Austin State University in 2010. She discovered her passion for public horticulture and teaching through her mom and her work at the SFA Mast Arboretum, Nacogdoches Naturally, Missouri Botanical Garden and the JC Raulston Arboretum. She has a strong passion for educating the community and sharing her love for the outdoors.

The Charlotte Garden Club was organized in 1924 as North Carolina’s first garden club. Its purpose is to further its members’ knowledge of gardening through programs and projects under the direction of experts in the fields of horticulture and design. Members meet one evening a month from September through May to share in educational lectures and entertainment by authorities in landscape design, horticulture and other topics of interest to people who enjoy gardens and gardening. The Charlotte Garden Club has been an Affiliate of the Mint Museum of Art since 1954. It contributes to projects designed to beautify the Mint Museum and its grounds as well as projects which add to the beauty of Charlotte. Funds for the professional landscaping of the Museum’s grounds come from the Club sponsoring an annual Spring Garden Tour and auction event. Projects funded by the Charlotte Garden Club at the Mint Museum of Art include the construction and continuing maintenance of the two Courtyard Gardens which are visible from the gallery windows; the installation of a sprinkler system on the grounds; the construction and maintenance of the Terrace Garden at the entrance; and Christmas decorations for the building.


October 17, 2016
3:30 PM
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