Despite the past days being both Father’s Day and the Juneteenth three-day holiday weekend, the Women’s Council of the Dallas Arboretum didn’t take a time out.
Last night at Wendy Hansen‘s home Women’s Council President Karen Sargent along with 2023 “A Writer’s Garden” Co-Chairs Sharon Ballew and Mari Epperson announced plans for the 2023 Fundraiser that include the Mueller gals (Ann Barbier-Mueller, Niña Tollett, Bridget Barbier-Mueller and Katelyn Barbier-Mueller) as honorary co-chairs.
Taking place at the Arboretum’s Rosine Hall on Tuesday, November 7, the theme will be “Homes, Hospitality and Heavenly Gardens.”
Featured at the event will be Kate Markert, who is executive director of the fabulous 25-acre Hillwood Estate Museum and Garden in Washington, D.C.
The final home of the late philanthropist Marjorie Merriweather Post, the magnificent mansion with its treasures collected during Post’s life and its 13 acres of breathtaking formal gardens is one of Washington’s most extraordinary estates.
In addition to Kate will be a presentation by London-based international designers Paolo Moschino and Philip Vergeylen. Their recently released “An Entertaining Life: Designing Town And Country” is a marvelous coffeetable book featuring their West Sussex and London homes complete with table settings and recipes.
For those who sign up for A Writer’s Garden’s patron level, there will be a private gathering the night before.
Funds raised from A Writer’s Garden will support the Women’s Council’s mission to grow and maintain A Woman’s Garden for future generations.
* Photo credit: Rob Wythe/Wythe Portrait Studio