Tryon Garden Club announces 2017-18 speakers

Published 3:35 pm Wednesday, August 30, 2017

The Tryon Garden Club will hold its first meeting of the new season on Wednesday, Sept. 20. Margaret Brown will discuss her years of arranging flowers for Augusta National and the Masters.

The group will hear some interesting, diverse programs throughout the year and the public is invited to attend. The speakers are featured at our meetings held at FENCE, 3381 Hunting Country Road, Tryon, on the third Wednesday of the month.

The program begins promptly at 2 p.m. and is free. All are welcome.

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You will find the 2017-2018 schedule below.

Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017

Margaret Brown

“A Florists Walk Down Magnolia Lane: An Augusta Story”

Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017

Charles Williams

“Andre Michaux Live”

Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018

Kelly A. French, Soil & Water Administrator, Polk County

“Responsible Stewardship of the Land and Waters of Polk County”

Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018

Linda Fraser

“Growing Wild Things in a Polite Neighborhood”

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Ceille Welsh, Reader

Donald Culross Peattie’s “Trees of the Tryon Area”

Intros by Mike McCue, Ron Lance, Janie Marlow and Gill Newberry

The Tryon Garden Club is a 501(c)(3) organization, one of the oldest garden clubs in North Carolina, having been organized in 1928. Its mission is to foster awareness and an appreciation for the natural world by preserving, protecting and treasuring Pearson’s Falls, contributing to the beautification of Tryon, educating members and the community, and collaborating with others.

FENCE is located at 3381 Hunting Country Road, Tryon. For directions, call 828-859-9021 or go visit

– article submitted by Lucy Brannon