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Barbara Hunt Crow is the Honorary Chair for the Women’s Council of the Dallas Arboretum’s 12th Annual “A Writer’s Garden” Literary Symposium and Luncheon A Passion for Gardens scheduled for Wednesday, November 14, 2018 from 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM at the Arboretum’s  Rosine Hall.

“A Writer’s Garden” Literary Symposium is an annual Fall Fundraiser which has presented outstanding authors and speakers with extensive knowledge in the histories of garden design, architecture and art, and stories of extraordinary individuals and events. The 2018 program will feature Carolyne Roehm, internationally recognized style icon and gardener extraordinaire, and Colta Ives, renowned art historian and landscape designer.

Michelle Mew is the event chair and Linda Spina is the Women’s Council President.

Longtime supporter of the Dallas Arboretum and the Dallas community, Barbara Hunt Crow is a native of Dallas.  She is a graduate of Highland Park High School and attended Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia.  She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History from The University of Texas (Austin), graduating summa cum laude.

Barbara is a member of The Junior League of Dallas, The Crystal Charity Ball Committee, The Cattle Baron’s Ball Committee, and The Dallas Woman’s Club, where she served on the Board of Governors from 2004 - 2007.  Her current community involvement includes sitting on the Executive Board of Dedman College at Southern Methodist University and the Board of SMU-in-Taos.  She is also a long-time member of the Board of Texas Discovery Gardens at Fair Park, where she served three years as Board Chair; she received the Flora Award from TDG in 2011.  She is a past board member of the Dallas Zoological Society and served on the Advisory Board of Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts (the Dallas Independent School District’s Arts Magnet), where her oldest child graduated.  She has been a member of the planning committee for Highland Park High School’s annual Literary Festival for many years.

Barbara is a life-long member of Highland Park Presbyterian Church and is active in several garden clubs, the Dallas Glass Club, the Dallas Antiques and Fine Arts Society, Pennies From Heaven Investment Club, two book study groups, and the Pi Beta Phi Alumnae Club of Dallas.  She has helped chair and host numerous events benefiting Dallas-area philanthropies, including the 2006 Saint Valentine’s Day Luncheon and Fashion Show for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (co-chaired with her sister, Libby Hunt Allred), the 2006 Flora Awards (co-chaired with Bettye Slaven), and the 2016 Each Moment Matters Luncheon benefitting the Caring Fund of Faith Presbyterian Hospice (co-chaired with Lucy Johnson). 

Barbara is a member of the Advisory Board of Petro-Hunt, L.L.C., a privately-held oil and gas company headquartered in Dallas.  She is the proud mother of three children - Nathan, Margaret, and Daniel Crow.

Sponsor Underwriting Levels for “A Writer’s Garden” Literary Symposium and Luncheon are $25,000, $15,000, $10,000, $5,000, and $2,500. Individual Patron tickets are $1,500, $1,000, $500, and $250. Individual tickets are $150 per person for Symposium and Luncheon and $125 per person for Symposium Only. Information is available at

An intimate “Meet the Authors” Reception for Sponsors and Patrons is planned for Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 6 PM to 8 PM in the home of local designer and author Betty Lou Phillips.

For further information:

Michelle Mew, Event Chair, 214-236-2564 or,

Mary Ellen Winborn, Reservations Chair, 214-369-2246 or

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