An Evening with John Carloftis
Kilgore House & Garden Tour is thrilled to announce An Evening with Jon Carloftis
Friday, May 20th 6:00-8:00pm
Waterfront Park Place home of Mary Lee and George Fischer
222 E. Witherspoon Street
Tickets are $100 each and are limited
Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres…valet parking
Proceeds benefit Kilgore Samaritan Counseling Center
Kentucky native Jon Carloftis—award-winning garden designer, garden writer, television guest, author, and lecturer—is a great American gardener. His more than 25-year career in gardening began far from home in New York City where he has become one of America’s pioneers in rooftop/small space gardening. “But whether you have a rooftop or balcony in the city, a small backyard in the suburbs, or 100 acres in the country,” he explains, “its that small space right outside the back door that everyone uses most.”
Jon speaks regularly to garden and landscape enthusiasts from coast to coast. As a speaker, Jon charms audiences with his elegant down-home manners, soft Kentucky accent, and good humor. Jon shares common sense solutions to some of the most common garden problems. His spirited presentation leaves guests of all ages with a can-do spirit. Jon’s garden designs and installations continue to attract national attention.
Jon grew up on the banks of the Rockcastle River in South Central Kentucky, in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. It was there he began a love affair with nature. He attended the University of Kentucky, graduating in 1986 with a B.A. degree in communications. He returned to study horticulture, landscape architecture and art history. Jon is the owner of the Rockcastle River Trading Company, a popular home and garden store located on his family’s property in Livingston, Kentucky. Now headquartered at his beloved home, historic Botherum, in Lexington, Kentucky, Jon continues to enhance both home and garden and sharing his experience with thousands of visitors each year. For over twenty years, Jon Carloftis™ Fine Gardens has designed and installed beautiful and functional, residential and commercial outdoor living spaces.