Some unique Jon Carloftis Fine Gardens holiday decorating ideas were featured in the December issue of Southern Living Magazine! We’ll have even more great ideas AND show you how to do them in the workshops at the Rockcastle River Trading Company Holiday Open House event tomorrow (November 19th) through Saturday (November 21st). Can’t wait to see you there!
Pick up your copy of Southern Living today for more great Holiday Ideas!
This handsome pair of wooden horses (6 1/2′ tall | 2′ wide) have taken center stage in one of my favorite client’s New York courtyard garden for many years. After a brief trip to the 2010 World Equestrian Games in Lexington, Kentucky, they are now back east, this time resting comfortably on the front porch of my Bucks County farmhouse. They are show stoppers where ever they are. My clients are hoping to find them a new home. $5,000 / pair + shipping & handling.
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Please join us along with our good friend
and special guest
Valerie Schirmer of Three Toads Farm!
Thursday, Friday and Saturday
November 20, 21, 22
11am & 2pm
Some of the topics we will cover include:
- Forcing bulbs in time for the holidays
- Creating beautiful tablescapes
- Great shrubs and perennials from Proven Winners – perfect for fall planting!
- Selecting your perfect container
- Using indoor plants with style for a natural take on holiday decor
- Creative ways to use your garden remains
- Alternative colors for the holidays
All workshops are FREE!
No registration is required.
Food will be available and provided by our FAVORITE
Greek restaurant in Lexington…
so come hungry!
We are excited about a very full day of programming at The Cummer Museum in Jacksonville on Wednesday, November 5th!
We can’t wait to visit this amazing museum and we hope we’ll see you there! Get your tickets today at the links below:
Don’t delay, seating is limited and you must
RSVP by Friday, October 31, 2014!
You are invited
to our fun Christmas Open House
Friday & Saturday
November 21st & November 22nd
10am – 5pm
Great gift ideas inspired by nature, food from the Athenian Grill in Lexington and a chance to tour our beautiful property with your family… we look forward to seeing you!
Rockcastle River Trading Company
13855 S. Wilderness Road
Livingston KY 40445
Store Phone: (606) 843-0854
Please join us!
Sunday, November 9th, 2014
Maker’s Mark Distillery
Old Taylor Distillery, founded in 1897, was the absolute original distillery built with tourism in mind. After going defunct in the early 1970s, it sat deserted and crumbling. But now, two young entrepreneurs, Will Arvin and Wes Murray and Wes Murray have purchased this 83 acre historic property and are working on big plans to bring visitors back so they can once again enjoy this unbelievable place.
A small batch distillery will be up and running in the near future and Jon Carloftis Fine Gardens is restoring the grounds including the famous sunken garden (garden in progress) that will be used for an event space. Our next project is starting on the botanic trail which will meander throughout the whole property.
This distillery is about much more than bourbon. This is a treasure with future plans to include a restaurant, event spaces and tours to host people from all over the world. We are thrilled to be a part of it.
This site is currently closed to the public.
Have a look at a little video tour of The Old Taylor Distillery:
A good time was had by all!
After a hugely successful talk as guest speaker at the Grand Garden Event at the Grand Hotel in Mackinac Island, we were invited to give a Maker’s Mark bourbon tasting at the Manoogian Family home and gardens on the island. Ann Evans, executive director of the Kentucky Govenor’s Mansion, came along with us and brought her famous cheese straws and country ham with clove butter on a biscuit as nibbles for the cocktail party guests.
We toasted with the new, as yet to be release, Maker’s Mark “Cask Strength” Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whisky. If you look closely on everyone’s face in these photos, you can tell that this will be a huge hit all over the world!
“Living in a Landmark” (pages 86-95): Southern Living Magazine says it best… ‘Southerners are heirs to a rich and varied trove of historic architecture. It takes passion and dedication, but for certain soulful aesthetes, there’s nothing like living in a landmark.’ Might I add money to the list of requirements, but worth every penny. Learn more about these landmarks and their fortunate guardians in the newly released book entitled Kentucky Historic Houses and Horse Farms of Bluegrass Country, available at the Rockcastle River Trading Company (606.843.0854). Dale and I were honored that our home and Lexington, Kentucky office, historic Botherum, where included within the cover pages of this beautiful and informative book.
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