Charlotte Garden Club: Annual Member Picnic

To celebrate the success of the 2019 Art in the Garden Tours, we invite you to our annual member picnic.

To RSVP please visit the Charlotte Garden Clubs website here.


The Charlotte Garden Club was established in 1924 and is the oldest garden club in North Carolina. In 1954, it became the first affiliate of The Mint Museum. The Garden Club’s mission is to encourage the love and knowledge of all aspects of gardening, horticulture, and the artistic use of growing things through educational programs, garden tours, and related community projects. Programs bring nationally recognized experts and regional authorities in horticulture and landscape design to the Mint. Community projects include maintenance of gardens and plantings at the Mint; landscaping of Habitat for Humanity homes; and support for the Billingsville Elementary School garden. The Charlotte Garden Club’s major fundraiser is the Art in the Garden tour. Held in April, the two-day event features a tour of Charlotte gardens with plein-air artists painting in each one.


This event is located at   Mint Museum Randolph


Charlotte Garden Club: John P. Ertz

John P. Ertz will be discussing Perspectives on Our National Parks/Challenges for the Giant Sequoia. More info at charlottegardenclub.com.


Originally from Long Island, NY John is a graduate of the Forestry Program of Oregon State University and has spent over 40 years in the forestry industry working as a forest ranger, firefighter, national parks ranger, certified arborist, and with American Electric Power. He is most comfortable “in the woods” and will bring up-to-date information from a recent month long trip to some of our national treasures.


This event is located at   Mint Museum Randolph


Charlotte Garden Club: Doug Ruhren

Doug Ruhren has over 30 years experience working with gardens that include Chatwood Camellia Gardens, Montrose, Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens and the American Camellia Headquarters. He is currently the Gardens Manager at JC Raulston Arboretum on the campus of North Carolina State University. As an independent garden designer, Doug’s work is on display at numerous gardens and nurseries around the country.

The Charlotte Garden Club meets on the third Monday of every month from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at Mint Museum Randolph. All programs are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. Visit charlottegardenclub.org for more details.


The Charlotte Garden Club was established in 1924 and is the oldest garden club in North Carolina. In 1954, it became the first affiliate of The Mint Museum. The Garden Club’s mission is to encourage the love and knowledge of all aspects of gardening, horticulture, and the artistic use of growing things through educational programs, garden tours, and related community projects. Programs bring nationally recognized experts and regional authorities in horticulture and landscape design to the Mint. Community projects include maintenance of gardens and plantings at the Mint; landscaping of Habitat for Humanity homes; and support for the Billingsville Elementary School garden. The Charlotte Garden Club’s major fundraiser is the Art in the Garden tour. Held in April, the two-day event features a tour of Charlotte gardens with plein-air artists painting in each one.


This event is located at   Mint Museum Randolph


(Cancelled) Charlotte Garden Club: Bradley Roberts

This event has been canceled due to inclement weather.

Come to hear this nationally known conifer expert talk about these chiefly evergreen trees and shrubs that include pine, fir, spruce, and yews. Roberts is currently the Curator of Herbaceous Plants at the Norfolk Botanical Gardens.

Bradley earned an Associate’s Degree in Ornamental Horticulture from Horry-Georgetown Technical College in 2008.  After serving his internship at Brookgreen Gardens in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, Bradley went on to become the Director of Horticulture at Lockerly Arboretum in Milledgeville, Georgia.  He has also worked on the horticulture staff at the Atlanta Botanical Garden, and Moore Farms Botanical Garden in Lake City, South Carolina, before returning to Brookgreen Gardens. Bradley currently works at the Norfolk Botanical Garden as the Curator of Herbaceous Plants.  A native of Horry County, South Carolina, Bradley has an affinity for southeastern natives, and is an avid conifer enthusiast who has served as the Vice President and President of the Southeast Region of the American Conifer Society

The Charlotte Garden Club meets on the third Monday of every month from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at Mint Museum Randolph. All programs are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. Visit charlottegardenclub.org for more details.


The Charlotte Garden Club was established in 1924 and is the oldest garden club in North Carolina. In 1954, it became the first affiliate of The Mint Museum. The Garden Club’s mission is to encourage the love and knowledge of all aspects of gardening, horticulture, and the artistic use of growing things through educational programs, garden tours, and related community projects. Programs bring nationally recognized experts and regional authorities in horticulture and landscape design to the Mint. Community projects include maintenance of gardens and plantings at the Mint; landscaping of Habitat for Humanity homes; and support for the Billingsville Elementary School garden. The Charlotte Garden Club’s major fundraiser is the Art in the Garden tour. Held in April, the two-day event features a tour of Charlotte gardens with plein-air artists painting in each one.