Jenks Farmer headlines garden event


BLYTHEWOOD – The Blythewood Garden Club will feature well-known garden designer, horticulturist and author Jenks Farmer at its 12th Annual Community Gardening Event on March 21, at 7 p.m.  in the Blythewood High School media center.

Farmer was the developer and former director of Riverbanks Botanical Garden and the founding horticulturist of the Darla Moore Farms Garden in Lake City. He designs gardens and landscapes throughout the Southeast in public and private spaces.

Farmer writes for a number of periodicals and is the author of two books: “Deep Rooted Wisdom: Stories and Lessons from Generations of Gardeners” and the soon to be released, “Funky Little Flower Farm.”  He has a deep interest in collecting and growing Crinum Lilies, and his lily farm will be featured in an upcoming “Garden and Gun” magazine.  He will offer some of his collection of bulbs for sale at the meeting.

The Blythewood Garden Club has offered the Blythewood community a variety of gardening and environmental programs over the last twelve years, featuring such gardening experts as Austin Jenkins who developed the Master Naturalist Program, naturalist Rudy Manke and ETV’s Amanda McNulty of ‘ETV’s  “Making It Grow.”

The community event is free.


  1. GG Shamblin says

    This was a wonderful event, hope to see more like these soon.

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