Jon Carloftis Fine GardensRockcastle River Trading Co.

Past Events: 2016

Brown = Public Event | Blue = Private Event | Red = Rockcastle River Trading Co. Event



Date

Day

Location

City

2016



 



February 3

Wednesday

Beautiful Jennifer Day

Luncheon for 12 at Botherum

(private)

 

Lexington, KY

February 8

Monday

Charleston Horticultural Society Lecture

Click here to visit their website for more information

For information visit chashortsoc.org

843-579-9922 or email info@chashortsoc.org

 

Charleston, SC

February 20

Saturday

Momma's 88th Birthday Luncheon

It's really on Valentines Day but we were in Nashville!

(private)

 

Lexington, KY

February 29 & March 1

Monday & Tuesday

Davidson Horticultural Symposium

Click here to visit their website for more information & to register

SOLD OUT

 

 

Cornelius, NC

March 3

Thursday

Opening Night Philadelphia Flower Show

JCFG has designed an America in Bloom feature garden “Cumberland Gap National Park, Kentucky Cabin and Garden” with Longwood Antique Woods and Proven Winners.

 

Theme: 100 Years of National Parks

 

Open to the public from Friday, March 4th through Sunday, March 13th

 

Visit theflowershow.com for more information & to get your tickets

 

 

Philadelphia, PA

March 9

Wednesday
afternoon

The Trinity Luncheon

Beautiful Libby, Dottie and Diane Day

Luncheon for 12 at Botherum

(private)

 

Lexington, KY

March 9

Wednesday
evening

Tour of Botherum/Bourbon Tasting for the Bayer Group

(private)

 

Lexington, KY

March 17

Thursday

Louisville Stoneware hosts Meeting Planners International

Meet and Greet with Garden Presentation

(private)

 

Lexington, KY

March 18

Friday

President’s Circle Luncheon & Tour of the Healing Garden by JCFG at Baptist Health Hospital

(private)

 

Lexington, KY

March 20

Sunday

Architectural Digest Design Show Outdoor Living Panel Discussion

 

Visit addesignshow.com for more information & to get your tickets

 

 

 

 

New York, NY

Pier 92 & 94

April 1

Friday

Charity Dinner for Central Kentucky Riding for Hope

at Botherum

(private)

 

Lexington, KY

April 9

Saturday

Cummer Museum Ball

Cocktails & Artistic Moments, Dinner & Dancing to Follow, Black Tie

 

Celebrate an interactive artistic evening to include live music, dance, and art-making, all themed around Rothko to Richter: Mark-Making in Abstract Painting from the Collection of Preston H. Haskell, organized by the Princeton University Art Museum. The evening will include dinner, dancing, and live and silent auctions.

 

Click here to visit their website for more information & to register

 

 

Jacksonville, FL

April 16

Saturday

Baptist Health Hospital Foundation Cocktails in the Garden/House Tour for 16 at Botherum

(private)

 

Lexington, KY

April 18

Monday

Louisville Garden Tour for 77th Meeting of the Southern Surgeons Club led by Jon Carloftis

(private)

 

Louisville, KY

April 19

Tuesday

Cocktails/Tour of Botherum for Visit-Lex

(private)

 

Lexington, KY

April 23

Saturday

5–7pm

Cocktail party & garden tour of Botherum for Soho House of Chicago

(private)

 

Lexington, KY

April 26

Tuesday

Cocktail Party/Tour of Botherum for Special Donors of KET

(private)

 

Lexington, KY

April 28

Thursday

An Old Kentucky Garden Party

at My Old Kentucky Home State Park featuring Linda Bruckheimer Photography Exhibit and Landscaped Gardens designed, installed and donated by JCFG along with a program by The Stephen Foster Story Singers.

Hors d'oeuvres, Mint Juleps and Kentucky Bourbon from Maker's Mark and Four Roses will be served.

Tickets availabe at preservationkentucky.org

 

 

Bardstown, KY

April 29 & 30

Friday & Saturday

10am, 12pm, 2pm

RRTC Spring Open House

We're freshening up the place with all-new look and feel. Join us for informal talks, tours and lots of great new products.

FREE, no registration requred

606.843.0854

 

Livingston, KY

May 5

Thursday

Lexington Cancer Foundation Derby Wine Auction

Live auction of an evening at Botherum with Apiary Catering and a case of Pappy Van Winkle!

Donamire Horse Farm

Visit website for tickets: lexingtoncancerfoundation.org

888-388-2620

 

Lexington, KY

May 6 & 7

Friday and Saturday

Kentucky Oaks and the Kentucky Derby!!!

Louisville, KY

May 10

Tuesday

Junior League Garden Club of Cincinnati

Tour of Carloftis family home and gardens, lunch at Boone Tavern, Berea, KY then Tour of Botherum (private)

 

Livingston, Berea & Lexington, KY

May 11

Wednesday

6:30pm

Baptist Health Cancer Center Healing Garden

Unveiling the new Lucille Bowling Carloftis Healing Garden (private)

 

Lexington, KY

May 13

Friday

Luncheon/Private Tour of Castle and Key Distillery for the Woodford Hounds Hunt Club

led by Jon Carloftis/Dale Fisher featuring a C&K Gin Tasting by Master Distiller Marianne Barnes (private)

 

Millville, KY

May 17

Tuesday

1:00pm

A Band of Gardeners Informal talk/Garden Clean-up for our wonderful friend, Miss Bonnie Tanner

(private)

 

Harrodsburg, KY

May 20

Friday

6-8pm

Kilgore Garden Tour Cocktail Party featuring Jon Carloftis

George and Mary Lee Fischer's rooftop garden designed by Jon Carloftis

Click here to visit their website for more information & to get tickets

 

 

Louisville, KY

May 21

Saturday

Art in Bloom GALA

The Art in Bloom GALA is the University of Kentucky Art Museum’s primary fundraising event, helping to support a diverse program of exhibitions, lectures, workshops, family programs, and the Free Admission policy. It features a sit down dinner, auction, entertainment, and recognition of individuals who have made a significant contribution to the Museum and the arts ecology of our region and beyond.

This year’s Gala will be held on May 21 at Apiary, honoring the achievements of Jon Carloftis and Dale Fisher.


Single Tickets: $300 / Couples: $500

Buy Tickets Online at finearts.uky.edu

 

 

Lexington, KY

May 26

Thursday

afternoon

Garden Club of Elizabethtown Garden Tour of Botherum

(private)

 

Lexington, KY

May 26

Thursday

evening

Bayer Group/Summit at Fritz Farm Cocktail & Garden Tour of Botherum

(private)

 

Lexington, KY

June 9

Thursday

Bayer Group/Summit at Fritz Farm Cocktail/tour of Botherum

(private)

 

Lexington, KY

June 10

Friday

"Rhythm and Blooms" KET (Kentucky Educational Television) 28th Annual Summer Celebration at Donamire Farm

Honorary Chair of 2016, JON CARLOFTIS

Click here to visit their website for more information

 

 

Lexington, KY

June 26

Sunday

Bluegrass Trust Tour of Botherum

Open to the Public - $20 at the door

100% going to Bluegrass Trust


 

 

Lexington, KY

July 7

Thursday

Dinner at Dudley's rooftop garden for the president of America in Bloom with Lexington dignitaries (private)

 

Lexington, KY

July 8

Friday
5–7pm

Cocktail Party for America In Bloom at Botherum (private)

 

Lexington, KY

July 9

Saturday

Dinner for President Emeritus of the US Horticultural Society/President Katy Moss Warner of America in Bloom at Botherum (private)

 

Lexington, KY

July 10

Sunday

National Board Meeting for America in Bloom (private)

 

Columbus, OH

July 12

Tuesday

Southern Legislative Conference - Jon Carloftis Garden Day Tour (private)

 

Lexington, KY

July 16

(postponed)

Saturday

5–9pm

 

Canal House Midsummer Supper at Maker’s Mark Distillery

 

Canal House will receive the Maker’s Mark 2016 TasteMaker’s Award

 

To celebrate, and in true Christopher & Melissa fashion, the dynamic duo will be cooking up a delicious height-of-the-summer feast on the grounds of the Distillery: a Canal House signature supper, bourbon, live music, fun, laughter.

$150 per person.
For tickets visit: tours.makersmark.com

This event has been POSTPONED until a later date. We'll keep you posted!

 

 

 

 



Loretto, KY

July 22

Friday

11:00am

#3 of Great Ladies of Kentucky Series Luncheon for 12 at Botherum (private)

Our way of paying respects to strong, amazing women we admire and love.

 

Lexington, KY

July 22

Friday

6:00pm

Dinner for 40 supporters of The Bluegrass Trust for Preservation at Botherum (private)

$150/person by invitation only.

 

Lexington, KY

July 22

Saturday

11:00am

#4 of Great Ladies of Kentucky Series Luncheon at Botherum (private)

Honoring Momma and her best friends from 2nd grade! (can you believe they were born in 1928 and are still going strong!)

 

Great Ladies of Kentucky Series is our way of paying respects to strong, amazing women we admire and love.

 

Lexington, KY

July 23

Saturday

Winners of the Botherum Dinner for The Lexington School Gala (private)

 

Lexington, KY

July 25

Monday

Tour and Luncheon for Bayer Group/Summit at Fritz Farm at Botherum (private)

 

Lexington, KY

August 9

Tuesday

Bourbon Tasting and Dinner at Botherum with Rob Samuels of Maker's Mark and food by Dudley's for the KET Silent Auction Winner (private)

 

Lexington, KY

August 11

Thursday

6:30pm

Bourbon Tasting and Tour at Botherum (private)

 

Lexington, KY

August 12

Friday

5:00pm

Penn State Master Gardeners Tour of Botherum (private)

 

Lexington, KY

August 27

POSTPONED UNTIL 2017

Saturday

Farm to Table Dinner & Presentation of the new building expansion U. of Kentucky Arboretum

Tickets available through UK Arboretum.

 




Lexington, KY

September 9

Friday
morning

Southern Appalachian Plant Society Tour of Carloftis home and gardens/ RRTC (private)

 

Livingston, KY

September 9

Friday
evening

Southern Appalachian Plant Society Tour of Botherum (private)

 

Lexington, KY

September 13

Wednesday

Luncheon/Presentation at the Louisville Women's Club (private)

 

Louisville, KY

September 15

Thursday

5pm

Baptist Health Hospital

Unveiling of the Lucille Bowling Carloftis Healing Garden

 

Lexington, KY

September 16

Friday

5-8pm

American Institute of Architects Tour and Cocktail Party at Botherum (private)

 

Lexington, KY

September 17th

Saturday

Arty Party to benefit Lex-Arts

Cocktails by the pool and dinner inside Botherum Limited to 20 guests

$250/person

Tickets available through Lex-Arts: www.lexarts.org

 


 

 

 



Lexington, KY

September 20

Tuesday

Linda Bruckheimer Photographic Exhibit to benefit the Daughter's of the American Revolution Constitution Hall, Washington, DC (private)

 

Washington, DC

October 4

Tuesday

Madison County Master Gardeners (private)

Tour of Botherum Gardens

 

Lexington, KY

October 6,7,8

Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Kentucky Immersion Trip for the Ada Jenkins Center, North Carolina Tours (private)

Keeneland, Canal House Dinners at Maker's Mark, etc.

For more information about this worthwhile group, doing amazing things, go to www.adajenkins.org

 

Lexington and surrounding area, KY

October 8

Saturday

Canal House event at Maker's Mark

THE TASTEMAKER’S SUPPER honoring A Chef’s Life star Vivian Howard

We'll be pouring some of Vivian's favorite bourbon cocktails and setting the table, family-style, with signature dishes from her brand new cookbook Deep Run Roots (Little Brown, 2016). Blue Grass music will fill the air, The Wooks will be performing live!

Tickets at http://tours.makersmark.com/Info.aspx?EventID=13


 

 

 



Loretto, KY

October 15

Saturday

Day at the Races with the Speed Museum members and Cocktail Party at Botherum afterwards (private)

 

Lexington, KY

October 18 & 19

Tuesday & Wednesday

Suburban Memphis Garden Club - Immersion trip of Kentucky

Tuesday: Dinner & presentation at Dudley's in Lexington

Wednesday: Private Garden Tours

(private)

 

Lexington, KY

October 21

Friday

Rehearsal Dinner for Logan and Clark at Botherum (private)

 

Lexington, KY

October 25

Tuesday

Tour & Cocktails for the Bayer Group at Botherum (private)

 

Lexington, KY

October 27

Thursday

Keenland, Tour & Dinner for The Taft Museum of Cincinatti at Botherum (private)

 

Lexington, KY

November 2

Wednesday

BGT deTour at our friend, George Gatewood's house.

 

Please call The Blue Grass Trust for Historic Preservation (859)253-0362 to find out how to become a member and attend these educational, fun and award-winning events.

 


 



 

November 5

Saturday

Opening for Caroline Allison Photography at Zeitgeist Gallery.

More information: zeitgeist-art.com/carolineallison

 


 

 

 



Nashville, TN

November 18 & 19

Friday & Saturday

10am, 12pm, 2pm

RRTC Christmas Open House

Join us for informal talks, tours and great ideas on how to decoration for the Holidays with Sharon Bale, retired extension floriculture specialist at my alma mater, University of Kentucky. Also joining us once again is the lovely and talented Val Schirmer who has delighted you in past Open House events with her creative and innovative designs.

FREE, no registration requred

606.843.0854

 

Livingston, KY

December 10

Saturday

It's High Time for Tea (& Coffee!) at Rockcastle River Trading Co.

We're serving up samples of our fine teas from Tea Forté and coffees from ?????? alongs will a lovely assortment of sweets and treats. Come on over, warm up and browse our fine collection of gifts just in time for the holdiays!

 

606.843.0854

 

Livingston, KY

December 13

Tuesday

Tour and dinner at Botherum for Visit-Lex and Town & Country Magazine.

(private)

Lexington, KY

December15

Thursday

10-2

Opening of the new Maker's Mark 46 Cellar to the media. Maker's Mark Distillery

Invitation only

 


 

 

 



Loretto, KY