President’s Circle Spring 2013 Events

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    • Preopening Planting Party celebrating the expansion of the Native Flora Garden for BBG President's Circle members, May 8, 2013. Photo by Dmitry Gudkov.Preopening Planting Party celebrating the expansion of the Native Flora Garden for BBG President's Circle members, May 8, 2013. Photo by Dmitry Gudkov.
    • Preopening Planting Party celebrating the expansion of the Native Flora Garden for BBG President's Circle members, May 8, 2013. Photo by Dmitry Gudkov.Preopening Planting Party celebrating the expansion of the Native Flora Garden for BBG President's Circle members, May 8, 2013. Photo by Dmitry Gudkov.
    • Preopening Planting Party celebrating the expansion of the Native Flora Garden for BBG President's Circle members, May 8, 2013. Photo by Dmitry Gudkov.Preopening Planting Party celebrating the expansion of the Native Flora Garden for BBG President's Circle members, May 8, 2013. Photo by Dmitry Gudkov.
    • Preopening Planting Party celebrating the expansion of the Native Flora Garden for BBG President's Circle members, May 8, 2013. Photo by Dmitry Gudkov.Preopening Planting Party celebrating the expansion of the Native Flora Garden for BBG President's Circle members, May 8, 2013. Photo by Dmitry Gudkov.
    • Preopening Planting Party celebrating the expansion of the Native Flora Garden for BBG President's Circle members, May 8, 2013. Photo by Dmitry Gudkov.Preopening Planting Party celebrating the expansion of the Native Flora Garden for BBG President's Circle members, May 8, 2013. Photo by Dmitry Gudkov.
    • Preopening Planting Party celebrating the expansion of the Native Flora Garden for BBG President's Circle members, May 8, 2013. Photo by Dmitry Gudkov.Preopening Planting Party celebrating the expansion of the Native Flora Garden for BBG President's Circle members, May 8, 2013. Photo by Dmitry Gudkov.
    • Preopening Planting Party celebrating the expansion of the Native Flora Garden for BBG President's Circle members, May 8, 2013. Photo by Dmitry Gudkov.Preopening Planting Party celebrating the expansion of the Native Flora Garden for BBG President's Circle members, May 8, 2013. Photo by Dmitry Gudkov.
    • Preopening Planting Party celebrating the expansion of the Native Flora Garden for BBG President's Circle members, May 8, 2013. Photo by Dmitry Gudkov.Preopening Planting Party celebrating the expansion of the Native Flora Garden for BBG President's Circle members, May 8, 2013. Photo by Dmitry Gudkov.
    • Preopening Planting Party celebrating the expansion of the Native Flora Garden for BBG President's Circle members, May 8, 2013. Photo by Dmitry Gudkov.Preopening Planting Party celebrating the expansion of the Native Flora Garden for BBG President's Circle members, May 8, 2013. Photo by Dmitry Gudkov.

    The President’s Circle kicked off its exciting lineup of spring events on March 27 with a presentation about BBG’s representatives from South Africa’s Cape Floral Kingdom. Attendees discovered much about this distinct flora from BBG curator Karla Chandler and BBG president emeritus Elizabeth Scholtz, whose early guidance and South African heritage has inspired and informed the current collection.

    Next up was the highly anticipated Sakura Matsuri Private Preview on April 24. President’s Circle members gathered for a celebration and sneak peak of the newly budding Japanese cherry blossoms as they shyly emerged, announcing the arrival of spring. Japanese-themed hors d’oeuvres whetted members’ appetites for the Garden’s annual cherry blossom festival the following weekend.

    The merriment continued on May 8 with the Preopening Planting Party celebrating the expansion of the Native Flora Garden. Cocktail fare and live music delighted guests as they planted seedlings in the new garden and toasted to this exciting addition to BBG’s landscape.


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