A Bird's-Eye View of Memphis 
A GCA Major Flower Show 

April 3-5, 2020

Dixon Gallery and Gardens

 

The Flower Show is open to the public and free of charge on Saturday, April 4th, 9:00am-6:00pm and Sunday, April 5th, 11:00am-5:00pm.

The purpose of The Garden Club of America is to stimulate the knowledge and love of gardening, to share the advantages 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.

A Bird's-Eye View of Memphis showcases the incredible riches of art which comprise the Dixon's permanent collection, as well as the gorgeous Dixon grounds and gardens located in the heart of our city. 


Preview Party at the Dixon 

Friday, April 3, 7:00-9:00pm

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2020 Lecture Series

Morning Lecture: P. Allen Smith

Saturday, April 4, 10:00am | Hughes Pavilion

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P. Allen Smith, often described as one of America’s most talented landscape designers, is the product of five generations of southern nurserymen. His foundational childhood experiences in planting naturally led to an appreciation for horticulture, genetic diversity, plant pairing and an orderly, holistic approach to work.  Later as a graduate student in England, he traced--200 years to the day--Thomas Jefferson and John Adams’s famous tour of important English country homes.  Historical precedent and context being ever prominent in his mind, Mr. Smith sidelines fashion and identifies and then sensitively accentuates the natural gifts of the landscape, imparting balance, harmony, and beauty in the classic tradition of Palladio, Brown, Repton, and Soane.  His designs are an expression of his client’s lifestyle, melding site with living material and improvements to create environments that mature and improve with the seasons while framing arresting viewsheds.

Mr. Smith’s esoteric interests provide for a broad diversity of inclusions in his designs such as poultry houses, sheep pastures, walled gardens rooms, fruit orchards, herb gardens, container gardens, stumperies, rare rose collections, wildflower fields, pollinator drifts, apiaries, ponds, and follies.  Many of these devices are on display at his Ferme Orneé, Moss Mountain Farm--a 600 acre estate on the Arkansas River.

 Known for his television work on Good Morning AmericaThe Today Show, his PBS programming, and his six book publications, Allen is also deeply passionate and involved with preservation and conservation efforts.  He is a trustee of Winterthur House, a former board member of the Royal Oak Society (the British National Trust), a certified fellow of the Royal Horticultural Society, an honorary member of the Garden Club of America, the honorary President of the Herb Society of America, and a life member of the Livestock Conservancy, the Rare Breeds Trust (UK) and the Society for the Preservation of Poultry Antiquities.  He is a TEDx speaker and the founder of the Heritage Poultry Conservancy. 


 

For more information about the 2020 Memphis Flower Show, please click here


Thank you for your generous support of the 2020 Memphis Flower Show: 

The Memphis Garden Club Membership

The proceeds from the Memphis Flower Show benefit the Memphis Garden Club community projects.


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