Saturday, April 25, 2015

Phillip Watson Lecture: Garden Magic

Saturday, May 16, 9:00-12:00
Memphis Botanic Garden Hardin Hall
750 Cherry Road

With special guest Floral Designer Julie Spear of the Memphis Garden Club

Phillip’s talk will feature images of gardens he has designed, including cottage environs, vast estates, Versailles-type parterres, water features, fanciful pathways & patios, bountiful flower gardens, container plantings, woodland situations, & and his own private retreat. He has written PLEASURE GARDENS, & his newest book, GARDEN MAGIC, is currently in print. He received his degree in horticulture from Mississippi State University & continued his education in the Netherlands, France, & England, where he was mentored by English garden doyenne, Rosemary Verey. Born in Lexington, Mississippi, birthplace of the 4-H Club, he is a true son of the South, and credits that upbringing with much of his success. For the past 18 years, he has been a garden expert and presenter on QVC for Cottage Farms Nursery. His design firm, Phillip Watson Designs, has clients from Mississippi to Manhattan & from Palm Beach to Aspen. He has published in Architectural Digest, Traditional Home, & Veranda magazines, and has judged such prestigious shows as the Philadelphia Flower Show and the International Rose Trials at the Biltmore Estate.

Cost for the event is $20 for MBG members & $25 for the general public. Light refreshments will be served.

Please call 901-636-4131 to make a reservation. 

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