Tuesday, September 24, 2019 6 to 8:30 p.m. Chelly’s Cafe 214 W 85th Street Kansas City, Missouri 64114
If you know the flower featured in the title of this 1989 movie that features the story line of 6 southern women or what flower also shares a name with a musical instrument, you should join us for Gardeners Connect’s first ever garden trivia night.
don’t have to know a lot of Latin or have a degree in horticulture
to play and win. Questions range from garden culture to pop culture
and everything in between. This trivia night is geared towards fun
facts and a few things that might surprise you.
What flower also shares a name with a musical instrument?
Tuesday, Sept. 24 from 6-8:30 p.m., Gardeners Connect will be hosting
a garden trivia night fundraiser at Chelly’s Cafe at 85th Street
and Wornall Road in Kansas City, Missouri. Chelly’s is known for
its Mexican food and margaritas, so come test your garden knowledge,
have dinner and a drink or two while you play.
will be playing in teams so everyone can join in have fun without
having to know all of the answers. Come join a team at the door or
form your own team of 4-6 friends. Registration is $20, and you can
register online, by mail or at the door. There will be a limit of 10
teams. The top three teams will earn cash prizes.
flower featured in the title of this 1989 movie that features the story line of 6 southern women
If you are forming a team of friends, email Brian Chadwick-Robinson at email@example.com with your team name and list of team members.
Gardeners Connect is proud to sponsor the encore screening of Five Seasons – The Gardens of Piet Oudolf on Sunday, September 16, 5:15 p.m. Please join us at the Glenwood Arts Theater, 3707 W. 95th Street, Overland Park, KS 66206.
Gardeners Connect will have drawings for door prizes!
Tickets are $7.00 each, children $6.25 each, and available online. Parking is available in both the front of the theater and in the back. If stairs are a concern, we recommend parking in the back lot.
Share your garden photos and see them on the big screen before the movie! Please send yours to: Brian.Mossman@fineartsgroup.com. Please put GARDEN in the subject line.
Garden Like Austen: Plants Jane Knew and Grew and So Can You!
Sunday, September 30, 2018 Noon – 2:30 p.m. Webster House 1644 Wyandotte Street Kansas City, Missouri 64108
us for an afternoon tea at Webster House and a program about English
novelist Jane Austen and Regency Era gardens.
happy coincidences bring this program to us.
Jane Austen’s novels have an avid following in the world, including
in North America. In fact, the Jane Austen Society of North America
is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the enjoyment and
appreciation of Jane Austen and her writing. It has annual national
conferences, and in 2018 our metropolitan area plays host to it.
a friend of Gardeners Connect who has published books on clematis and
flower arranging, also is a devout fan of Jane Austen and also has
several published books of fan fiction based on characters and themes
of Jane Austen’s oeuvre. She is attending the conference and is
delighted to tell a Gardeners Connect audience about Jane Austen’s
speaker is Linda Beutler, who has presented programs on clematis in
Kansas City, most recently in 2017, is curator
of the Rogerson Clematis Collection
near Portland, Ore.,
and author of “Plant Lovers Guide to Clematis,”
“Gardening With Clematis” and “Garden to Vase.”
published books in the Jane Austen idiom include “My Mr. Darcy
and Your Mr. Bingley,” “Longbourn to London,” “The
Red Chrysanthemum,” “A Will of Iron,” and “Sun-kissed
– Effusions of Summer.”
novel “The Red Chrysanthemum” won her a silver
Independent Publisher Book Award
for romantic fiction in 2014.
title of this program is “Garden Like Austen: Plants Jane Knew and
Grew (and so can You).”
novels of Jane Austen lead us into an examination of the genteel
lives of British landed gentry in the early 19th century. They are
set in the Regency Era, a period defined by elegance and achievements
in the fine arts and architecture.
Austen was the gardener in her family. Many of her favorite plants
are still available today, and there’s good reason we seek these
plants 200 years after her death. But would she still know their
names? This presentation includes durable plants for the beginning
gardener, a little garden history (which came first: the garden pink
or pinking shears?), a playful swipe at nomenclature, and a
conspiracy theory of the presenter’s devising —a botanical and
literary intrigue yet to be disproved.
of the images in the presentation were taken at Chawton Cottage in
Hampshire, where Jane Austen lived from 1809 until just before her
death in 1817. It was here that she wrote or rewrote all of her major
novels. There are also pictures taken out and about in Bath, where
Jane lived from 1800-05, until the death of her father.
will get an extensive handout provided by presenter Linda Beutler
with an image list, cultivation tips, source list for plants, and
The Venue and Menu
House is a beautiful European antique and gift shop and an
award-winning restaurant inside Webster School, a restored
19th-century Romanesque-style school that is next door to the
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. The restaurant offers
seasonal menus focused on ingredients from local producers. Webster
House has spectacular views of the Liberty Memorial and downtown
menu for our afternoon tea includes savory and sweet dishes. Here is
what we have selected, though the menu may change according to chef’s
inspiration and seasonal availability.
Curried chicken salad in a petite phyllo cup
Roasted salmon on toasted brioche with hollandaise and fresh dill
Prosciutto and brie wrapped asparagus tips
Assorted tea cookies
Fresh fruit tartlets
Chocolate fleur de sel caramel sable
Cost and Registration
This afternoon tea at Webster House featuring the program costs $65 for members of Gardeners Connect and $75 for people who are not members of Gardeners Connect.