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Dean Norton

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!

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