The Women’s Council of the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden announces “A Writer’s Garden Valentine Tea” featuring Guest Speaker Michael Devine at the Arboretum’s Rosine Hall, Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 1:30 to 3:30 pm. The event is open to the public.
Michael Devine is a tastemaker who has an internationally recognized line of hand-printed fabrics. His textiles and garden have appeared in numerous print and on-line magazines, including House Beautiful, Elle Décor, Traditional Home, World of Interiors, and the Peak of Chic. He is a weekly columnist for Lonny magazine and resides in the upstate village of Kinderhook, New York where is love of gardening began.
Marilyn Hailey will serve as the Honorary Chair. A tribute will be presented highlighting her work as a model at Neiman Marcus. The event is chaired by Dorothea Meltzer. Marena Gault is the Women’s Council President.
In the indispensable entertaining guide, An Invitation to the Garden: Seasonal Entertaining Outdoors, Michael Devine shows how the garden can be a perfect and easily transformable setting to stage enchanted events in every season. He shares the joys of outdoor dining in his exquisite garden, featuring get-togethers throughout the year from breakfast and lunch to cocktails and dinner.
From an iridescent butterfly-themed summer luncheon to a Christmas Eve feast in his cozy candlelit garden folly, Michael presents marvelous ideas for creating festive tablescapes, mouthwatering menus and décor that befit each occasion.
A Patron Party for “A Writer’s Garden Valentine Tea” Sponsors and Underwriters to meet Michael Devine is planned for Monday evening, February 9, 2015, 6:00 to 8:00 pm, at a private residence.
Since 1986, the major goal of the Women’s Council has been the design, construction, funding and endowment of A Woman’s Garden, the centerpiece garden of the Arboretum. A Woman’s Garden is the only public garden in the nation conceived by women, funded by the efforts of women and dedicated to the spirit of women. The support of over 600 members of the Women’s Council make possible the continued expansion and improvement of A Woman’s Garden.
Funds raised from “A Writer’s Garden” Literary Series benefit A Woman’s Garden. Individual tickets for “A Writer’s Garden Valentine Tea” are $85. For Patron and Sponsorship opportunities and to purchase tickets on-line, visit: www.womenscouncildallasarboretum.org or call Carol Nelson, Reservation Chair, 214-528-8029.