Please join us at our
UPCOMING PUBLIC EVENTS
2024 Annual Plant Sale
Saturday, April 20, 9AM - 3PM
1000 Hendersonville Road, Asheville, NC
The French Broad River Garden Club’s Annual Plant Sale is taking place in 2024 on April 20th from
9AM - 3PM! We are currently working hard to finalize our local vendors and plant lists. Please stay tuned for updates. Participating vendors will be announced soon. This one of a kind event is not to be missed, and we hope to see you there!
Don't forget...proceeds benefit LOCAL student scholarships in horticulture and conservation!
STAY TUNED FOR DETAILS ABOUT THE 2024 ANNUAL PLANT SALE!
Far Out Flower Show
presented by The French Broad River Garden Club Foundation, Inc.,
a member of The Garden Club of America
May 16, 10AM - 4PM
The Ivy Building, AB-Tech Campus
10 Genevieve Circle, Asheville, NC
The purpose of The Garden Club of America is to stimulate the knowledge and love of gardening; to share the advantage of association by means of educational meetings, conferences, correspondence and publications; and to restore, improve and protect the quality of the environment through educational programs and action in the fields of conservation and civic improvement.
The purpose of a flower show is threefold: to set standards of artistic and horticultural excellence; to broaden knowledge of horticulture, floral design, conservation, photography and other related areas; and to share the beauty of a show with fellow club members and with the public. This event is open to the public and free of charge.
Far Out pays homage to Googie architecture. A product of American popular culture, Googie emerged in the mid-20th century as an ultramodern, futuristic style shaped by the car culture, jets, and the Space Race. It's unique and distinctive elements reflect the hopes and dreams of a generation that had just emerged from a world war. Googie incorporated these concepts into exaggerated architectural expressions characterized by bold colors, daring geometric shapes, and innovative design elements evoking senses of excitement, energy, and optimism. Iconic Googie examples include the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign, Washington Dulles International Airport, the Seattle Space Needle, and the aesthetic of the animated television series, The Jetsons. Function and whimsical charm defined these eye-catching trends. We hope this schedule will encourage entrants to be as Far Out as Googie architecture. Be inspired to dream big and consider endless possibilities.
The French Broad River Garden Club Foundation's Annual Public Meeting:
featuring Dean Norton, Horticulture Director of George Washington’s Mount Vernon
June 14, 2024 at 10:00AM
Blue Ridge Room, Highsmith Student Union, UNC-Asheville
Brought to you by the French Broad River Garden Club Foundation and UNC-Asheville.
Join us for an informative yet entertaining look at the gardening world of George Washington through the eyes of Mount Vernon’s Horticulture Director, Dean Norton. With over 53 years of employment at Mount Vernon, Dean’s presentation will touch on the beauty, importance and preservation of Mount Vernon’s gardens and landscapes. Learn more about one of the most accurately restored 18th century estates in America and the Mount Vernon Ladies Association that supports it.
Dean Norton has received conservation awards from the DAR, the Garden Club of America and the American Horticulture Society. He has also been awarded the Garden Club of America’s prestigious Elizabeth Craig Weaver Proctor National Medal. He is an honorary member of the Garden Club of Virginia and the Garden Club of Providence. He serves on many historic property boards and lectures nationally and internationally. Most recently, Dean received a Presidential Appointment to serve on the Committee for the Preservation of the White House.
This meeting is open to the public & free of charge. We hope you will join us at this extraordinary, educational event!