15th Annual A Writer’s Garden Luncheon



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The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden Rosine H
8525 Garland Road
Dallas, Texas 75218

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Lisa Loy Laughlin, President, Women's Council; Ma

Literary presentations about horticulture, gardens, landscape design, historic preservation and art featuring nationally renowned authors and speakers 

PARTICIPANTS:  Bettie Bearden Pardee, Newport, RI

Author, lecturer, garden connoisseur, former magazine editor and television host/producer designer of the Parterre Bench.

Susan Sully, Charleston, SC

Author, photographer and co-author of 18 books about architecture and design.  Solo books include her newest offering, Southern Hospitality at Home , as well as Past Present: Living with Heirlooms and Antiques, Houses with Charm, and The Southern Cosmopolitan.

Dr. William C. Welch, College Station, TX

Professor and Texas AgriLife Extension Service Landscape Horticulturist. Department of Horticultural Sciences, Superior Service Award, Texas A&M. Arp Award Honoree, Texas Association of Nurserymen.                               


COST: Symposium and Luncheon $250 per person

Patron Tickets available starting at $500 per person
Underwriting and sponsorships available at various levels and benefits.

INFORMATION:  Sandy Ammons, Chair, 214-704-8489

PATRON PARTY:  Exclusive “Meet the Authors” Reception

Monday, November 15, 2021 – 6 PM to 8 PM

HISTORY: Since 1986 the major goal of the Women’s Council has been the design, construction, funding and endowment of A Woman’s Garden, the only public garden in the United States conceived by women, funded by the efforts of women and dedicated to the spirit of women. The support of over 500 members of the Women’s Council makes possible the continued expansion and development of A Woman’s Garden.  The Women’s Council is an all-volunteer, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Visit the website at

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