Dovecote Events

It’s time to spruce up your garden and get ready for the summer season. Join us at Dovecote for several stimulating events that will put the shine on your home environment. 

New this year are Cocktails in the Garden − A great time to “sip and chat” as we enjoy a walkabout discussing plants and garden design. It’ll be staged from 5:30 to 6:30 P.M. Thursday, May 25. Learn about our favorite garden cocktails this time of year and brainstorm how your garden can be eco-friendly and beautiful all summer long. This is free.

The Friends of the Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library will host “Garden Design: Landscapes that Fit Your Lifestyle like a Glove,” in the Library’s Meeting Room, 4:00 P.M. Thursday, May 25. This presentation is free and will be followed by a stroll to Dovecote’s garden and new pavilion for cocktails and conversation.  

Dovecote will offer an EcoGarden Design Course on Friday, May 12. This session will focus on seeds, heritage plants and design. There’s a fee for this presentation.

On Friday, May 26, we’ll present a second EcoGarden Design Course, this one examining techniques for “Designing Your Garden into Your Lifestyle.” There’ll be a fee for this session.

For information on the courses and to save your place, please contact Mary Palmer Dargan, RLA, at [email protected] or call (828) 743-0307.  The programs sponsored by Dargan  Landscape Architects,  serving the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau for 23 years. 

Heads up for the Cashiers Historical Society’s 2017 Jan Wyatt symposium! 

Dargan Landscape Architects is chairing the “Heirloom Garden Symposium: Gardens of the Cashiers Plateau” on Wednesday, June 21. Speakers include Eric Jackson of Old Salem on heirloom plants, Mary Palmer Dargan on early American kitchen gardens, and Wildcrafter Supreme Ila Hatter on preparing delicious heritage meals. There will be vendors and a plant swap in the afternoon. Tickets are limited to this free event. For information and tickets, contact Cashiers Historical Society at (828) 743-7710.