Jon Carloftis Fine GardensRockcastle River Trading Co.

2019 Event Calendar

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



Date

Day

Location

City

January 22

Tuesday

ROAD MAP TO HEAVEN

Photographs by Linda Bruckheimer

Exhibition Opening at Frazier History Museum (by invitation only)

 

 

Louisville, KY

February 1

Friday

2019 Heart Ball

Lexington Center – Bluegrass Ballroom

430 W Vine Street, Lexington, KY

 

Jon Carloftis Fine Gardens and Rob Samuels of Maker's Mark are collaborating to offer the big auction item — A tour of Maker’s Mark & Botherum for the winner of the highest national bid.

 

Information and tickets: Heart Ball Lexington website

 

 

 

Lexington, KY

February 25

Monday

VIP Party for the BGT honoring Bill and Beverly Fortune and the 2019 BGT Antique and Garden Show (private)

 

 

Lexington, KY

March 1-3

Friday-Sunday

Bluegrass Trust Antique and Garden Show 2019

featuring Keynote Speaker, Ray Booth.

 

Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park, just off I-75, Exit 120

4089 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, Kentucky

Information and tickets: www.bluegrasstrust.org

 

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-blue-grass-trust-for-historic-preservations-2019-antiques-and-garden-show-tickets-54013563021

 

COCKTAILS & QUICKFIRE SEMINARS

MARCH 1ST AT 3PM & SATURDAY, MARCH 2ND AT 3PM

Back again for the second year, is the wildly popular Quickfire Seminars hosted by Jon Carloftis featuring exiting speakers that are known for their expertise in design, entertaining. Each night, after specialty cocktails and delicious appetizers, the 4 speakers take to the stage and each have 15 minutes to show and tell how to make entertaining and interior/exterior design simple and easy. It’s quick, lively and fun.  

 

Reservations required: $40 per person, per day, includes Daily Show Ticket & Quickfire Seminar, Cash Bar  

Reserve Tickets before they sell out: www.bluegrasstrust.org/cocktails-and-quickfire-seminars

 

Sponsored by Bulleit and Maker’s Mark

 

 

Lexington, KY

March 15

Friday

Guest Speaker at Paducah Garden Club (private)

 

 

Paducah, KY

March 21

Thursday

Wedding Anniversary of Karine and Matthew Maynard, Maynard Studios (private)

 

 

Louisville, KY

March 23

Saturday

Maker’s Mark Barrel Selection for the winner of the Private Select 46 Barrel at the Heart Ball (private)

Tour/Lunch/Barrel Selection    

 







Loretto, KY

March 25

Monday

Maker’s Mark Media Tour for Mint Julep Month (private)

Cocktails/Tour of Botherum    



Lexington, KY

April 4-6

Thursday - Saturday

Knoxville Garden Club Kentucky Immersion with Jon Carloftis Fine Gardens (Keeneland, Castle & Key Distillery, Garden Tour, Cocktail Party at Botherum)

(private)

 

 

Lexington, KY

April 8

Monday

Southern Supper & Shoot at Ashbourne Farms

 

 

La Grange, KY

April 10

Wednesday

Garden Club of Kentucky State Convention

Keynote Speaker

www.gardenclubky.org

 

 

Lexington, KY

April 12

Friday

Maker’s Mark 46 Stakes Day at Keeneland

 

 

Lexington, KY

April 12

Friday evening

Cocktail Party afterward Maker’s Mark 46 Stakes Day at Keeneland at Botherum (private)

 

 

Lexington, KY

April 18

Thursday

7:30pm

The Henry Clay National Honor Society spring induction guest speaker (private)

 

 

Lexington, KY

May 1

Wednesday

Great Steamboat Race Party at Lincliffe (private)

 

 

Louisville, KY

May 2

Thursday

Creating the entrance for the Lexington Cancer Foundation Wine Auction

Donamire Farm

lexingtoncancerfoundation.org

 

Lexington, KY

May 10 & 11

Friday & Saturday

Demos at 11am, 1pm, 3pm

Rockcastle River Trading Co. Spring Open House

Mother’s Day falls on May 12th this year. To help celebrate, we’d like to invite you, your friends, your mother, grandmother down to our Annual Spring Open House where you can walk the woodland trails full of spring wildflower blossoms along the banks of the Rockcastle River.

In addition, we’ll be hosting workshops with Val Schirmer of Three Toads Farm and Jon Carloftis throughout the day where you can learn great new ideas to make your garden the best ever this year. No reservations needed, just stop by! We’ve done some freshening up, the store is full of new items for a brand new season!

Plan on eating here with the fabulous Local Feed Food Truck.

Note: Don’t trust GPS as it takes you to the wrong place. We are located off I-75 at exit 49 on US 25, or a leisurely drive down US 25 south past Livingston on the left just before the Laurel County bridge.

FREE, no registration required

606.843.0854

 

Livingston, KY

May 15

Wednesday

4:30-6:30pm

Woodford Reserve and Chef Timothy Hollingsworth

Tour & cocktails at Botherum 

 (private)

 

Lexington, KY

May 17

Friday

An Inspired Evening at the UK Art Museum

In honor of Mayor Jim Gray

The UK Art Museum and the Office of the President invite you to An Inspired Evening! This year, we honor Jim Gray, former mayor of Lexington and a passionate art collector and patron of the arts. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres by Ouita Michel and Holly Hill Events, music by Lee J. Bryant, and entertainment by Richard Darshwood.


website: finearts.uky.edu/art-museum/events/inspired

 

Lexington, KY

May 29

Wednesday

Association of the Louisville Orchestra, "The Key to the Castle and the Kingdom”  

(private)

Garden Tour of Castle & Key and Botherum with lunch at Dudley’s on Short

 

 

Lexington, KY

June 7

Friday

6-8pm

 

Cocktail party and tour of Botherum for the Blue Grass Trust  

(private)

Lexington, KY

June 12

Wednesday

Anchorage Garden Club Jon Carloftis Fine Garden Curated Tour of Lexington Gardens (private)

 

 

Lexington, KY

June 13-14

Thursday & Friday

Martha Stewart Living photographing Jon Carloftis Fine Gardens

(private)

 

 

Lexington, KY

June 15

Saturday

Anderson County Humane Society Annual Fundraiser sponsored by Maynard Studios

 

 

Lexington, KY

June 22

Saturday

Hound Welfare Fund 2019 Dinner and Auction    

Iroquois Hunt Club

(private)

 

 

Lexington, KY

June 23

Sunday

6pm

Blue Grass Trust Award Ceremony       

Hunt-Morgan House

(private)

 

 

Lexington, KY

June 25

Tuesday

Lewis & Clark Lunch Series: Jon Carloftis & Parks

in the Gateway Garden at Frazer History Museum

 

General Admission $35 | Frazier Members $30

 

Join Kentucky native and one of America’s pioneer rooftop and small space gardeners, Jon Carloftis, in his own creation: The Gateway Garden. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the garden, filled with Kentucky native plants, as Carloftis discusses his lifetime work and the importance of small space and urban setting gardens.

 

After the lunch, explore Louisville’s favorite parks with free admission to Olmsted’s Louisville, closing on October 20th, in the Frazier History Museum’s Great Hall. Cost of admission includes lunch and the presentation. Lewis & Clark members are welcome to bring a guest free of charge.

 

More information: fraziermuseum.org/lcrsvp

 

 

Louisville, KY

June 27

Thursday

11:30 am

Keynote speaker for Agriculture in the Classroom for the Kentucky Farm Bureau at the Frazier History Museum (private)

 

 

Louisville, KY

July 11

Thursday

6pm

Lexington Scout Guide photo shoot at Botherum (private)

 

 

Lexington, KY

July 12

Friday

Beautiful Jennifer and Hunter Bates Friends Dinner/Tour at Castle & Key Distillery (private)

 

 

Frankfort, KY

July 16 – 18

Tues - Thurs

BH&G Photo Shoot at Botherum (private)

 

 

Lexington, KY

July 20

Saturday

 

Bourbon and Brews on Broadway 2019

at the BGT Campus

 

Please join me as I partner once again with the Blue Grass Trust for Historic Preservation to kick off the 2019 Bourbon & Brews on Broadway: A Party of Historic Proportions.

 

Dance to funkadelic live music, sip specialty Maker's Mark cocktails, enjoy a beer garden (thanks West Sixth!), experience the Longwood Antique Woods cocktail bar, a great array of food by Catering by Donna, plus there will be plenty of games and art along with an impressive collection for the silent auction!

Meet me at the BGT campus for all the excitement and fun. Last year the party sold out so be sure to reserve your spot ASAP!

 

More information: www.bluegrasstrust.org

(859)253-0362

 

 

Lexington, KY

July 25

Thursday

 

Castle & Key Cocktail Competition

 

Castle & Key’s Second Annual Cocktail Competition on July 25th! Tickets are $125 and include great food, amazing cocktails, and a gift bag valued at $80.

 

More information: castleandkey.com/cocktail-competition

 

 

Frankfort, KY

July 27

Saturday

11:30am

Hosta Society of Kentuckiana visit Rockcastle River Trading Co. (private)


Livingston, KY

August 13

Tuesday

 

Laurel County Chamber of Commerce Business Luncheon

Q3/19 CREATE! Event

Keynote Speaker  

Tickets available at the website: londonlaurelchamber.com/event/q3-19-create-event

 

 

 

London, KY

August 16

Friday

 

Laurel County Homecoming   

Jon Carloftis receiving the Out of Towner Distinguished Laurel County High School Alumni Award

 

 

 

Laurel County, KY

August 24

Saturday

2019 Boots, Badges and Bids

 

Benefiting the Louisville Metro Police Foundation, will feature silent and live auctions, with a variety of exciting and unique items for bid! 

 

More information: bootsbadgesbids.com

 

 

Louisville, KY

August 31

Saturday

Stephen Powell Art Exhibit Dinner at Maker’s Mark Distillery (private)


Loretto, KY

September 25

Wednesday

Cincinnati Garden Club of America  

Jon Carloftis Fine Gardens Curated Garden Tour (private)


Lexington, KY

September 26

Thursday

James Beard TASTE AMERICA: LOUISVILLE

 

6:30 PM 
The Speed Art Museum
2034 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208

 

More information: jamesbeard.org

 

 

Louisville, KY

September 27

Friday

Creative Mornings Talk at Keeneland

 

More information: creativemornings.com

 

 

Lexington, KY

October 7

Monday

Waterfront Botanic Garden Grand Dedication Week

Guest Speaker at Luncheon

For more information visit: waterfrontgardens.org




Louisville, KY

October 10

Thursday

Tour and Supper for WIRE - Botherum

National group of Women in Real Estate

(private)




Lexington, KY

October 15

Tuesday

National Association of Landscape Professionals        

Keynote Speaker

 

 

 

Louisville, KY

October 24

Thursday

Luncheon at Botherum for the winning bid benefiting Anderson County Humane Society

(private)


Lexington, KY

November 22 & 23

Friday & Saturday

Demos at 11am, 1pm, 3pm

Rockcastle River Trading Co. Christmas Open House

Workshops throughout the day where you can learn great new ideas to make your garden the best ever this year. No reservations needed, just stop by! We will be fully stocked for the holiday season, so get your decorating and gifts done early this year!

Plan on eating here! We'll have Local Feed on site with amazing food!

Note: Don’t trust GPS as it takes you to the wrong place. We are located off I-75 at exit 49 on US 25, or a leisurely drive down US 25 south past Livingston on the left just before the Laurel County bridge.


FREE, no registration requred

606.843.0854

 

 

Livingston, KY

2020







April 17

Friday

2020 Class of the University of Kentucky Hall of Distinguished Alumni Induction Celebration Day

(private)

 

 

Lexington, KY

June 25

Wednesday

Cincinnati Garden Club of America. Curated Jon Carloftis Fine Gardens Tour

(private)

 

 

Lexington, KY