Jon Carloftis Fine GardensRockcastle River Trading Co.

2012 Event Calendar

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



Date

Day

Location

City

January 13

Monday

 

The Voice Tribune photo shoot at Botherum

(private)

Lexington, KY

January 14

11:30am

Tuesday

 

Mama Bugg’s 80th Birthday Luncheon at Botherum

(private)

Lexington, KY

January 25

Saturday

Lunar New Year Chef Tasting Dinner at the Apiary

218 Jefferson St, Lexington, KY

 

 

 

 

Lexington, KY

January 23

Thursday

 

Lexington Scout Guide Launch Party

Hosted at Botherum from 6-9pm

(private)

 

 

Lexington, KY

January 28

Tuesday

Markey Dinearound

On January 28, get lunch or dinner at your favorite restaurant. They donate 25% of that day’s sales and you’ve funded world-class research & top of the line treatment against cancer.

 

Jon and friends will be at Dudley's so come join us and support a great cause!

 

For more information and to donate, visit markeydinearound.com

 

 

Lexington, KY

February 14

Friday

Valentine’s Day Dinner for My Valentines

Hosted at Botherum

(private)

 

Lexington, KY

February 16

Sunday

Momma’s 92nd Birthday Party (Valentine’s Baby)

Hosted at Botherum

(private)

 

Lexington, KY

February 19

Wednesday

Wine Tasting & Menu Preview at Corto Lima 

(private)

Lexington, KY

February 20

Saturday

2020 TEDxUVA conference: "Equal and Opposite: Ideas on the Actions and Reactions Shaping Our World"

Featured speaker: "Creating spaces both inside and out that have function, style and are visually pleasing" at University of Virginia

 

More information tedxuva.org

 

 

 

 

Charlottesville, VA

February 27

Thursday

Kentucky Culinary Arts & Cultural Initiative

The Show Barn at Ashbourne Farms

(private)

 

La Grange, KY

March 6-8

Friday-Sunday

Bluegrass Trust Antique and Garden Show 2020

featuring Keynote Speaker, Margot Shaw, Founder/Editor-in-Chief Flower Magazine

 

Cocktails & Quickfire Seminars

Cocktails & Quickfires are a DELICIOUS 60 minute lineup of multiple 10 minute talks from Jon Carloftis, Janice Carter Levitch and the BGT’s MOST TRUSTED EXPERTS in cocktails, interior design, horticulture food, entertainment and more.

 

10 minutes of REAL expert advice that will take your party from plain to posh.

 

• Leave with a how to guides so you miss a step

• Never kill another plant again

• Leave cultured and equipped with interesting small-talk

• Learn how to live better in 2020

• Learn from the Pros

• Learn how to be the host with the most. 

 

More information coming soon!


 

 

Lexington, KY

March 7

Saturday

The Speed Ball to benefit Speed Art Museum

This premier event supports the Museum’s mission, exhibitions, programming, and vision. The 2020 Speed Ball features a seated dinner in the 1927 galleries, followed by dessert, dancing, and cocktails. 


More info and tickets: www.speedmuseum.org



 

 

Louisville, KY

March 24

 

 

Tuesday

9:30am – 4:30pm

Design in Bloom 2020

at The Houston Design Center presented by Flower Magazine

Panel discussion moderated by Margot Shaw, FLOWER Editor-in-Chief and speaker with Q&A and book signing.

 

More information at flowermag.com

 

 

Houston, TX

April 15

Wednesday

Decorative Arts Trust on a Tour of the Filson Historical Society 

(private)

 

 

Louisville, KY

April 16

Thursday

Keeneland with the UK Hall of Distinguished Alumni before the event on Saturday

(private)

 

 

Lexington, KY

April 17

Friday

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

(private)

 

 

Lexington, KY

April 18

Saturday

Decorative Arts Trust - Tour and Cocktails at Botherum.

(private)

 

 

Lexington, KY

May 8 & 9

Friday & Saturday

Demos at 11am, 1pm, 3pm

Rockcastle River Trading Co. Spring Open House

Mother’s Day falls on May 10th 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 11

Monday

Garden tour and cocktails

Garden Club of America Birmingham, Alabama Chapter at Botherum

(private)

 

 

Lexington, KY

May 14

Thursday

National Garden Clubs Inc. Annual Convention

 

 

 

Milwaukee, WI

June 6

Saturday

Cocktail Party at the Kazee’s

(garden/greenhouse featured in Garden&Gun magazine)    

(private)

 

 

Lexington, KY

June 12

Friday

Kathy Cary's 4-Day Adventure in South Central Kentucky

Visiting Rockcastle River Trading Co.    

My favorite Louisville restaurants is Lilly’s Bistro. Kathy Cary opened Lilly’s Bistro in 1988, sourcing all of her produce from local farmers and purveyors (whatever they couldn’t provide, she grew herself). She has been nominated for the James Beard Foundation’s Best Chef Southeast multiple times.

(private)

 

 

Livingston, KY

June 14

Saturday

Kathy Cary's 4-Day Adventure in South Central Kentucky

Visiting Botherum      

(private)

 

 

Lexington, KY

June 25

Wednesday

Cincinnati Garden Club of America

Curated Jon Carloftis Fine Gardens Tour

(private)

 

 

Lexington, KY

September 9

Wednesday

Garden tour and lunch at Botherum

Friends and Flowers Garden Club

(private)

 

 

Lexington, KY

October 2

Friday

Private Tour of Castle & Key Distillery and then Tour and Dinner at Botherum (private)

For the winning bidder of the Kentucky Experience auctioned off to benefit the Spoleto Festival in Charleston, SC 

More information: spoletousa.org

 

 

 

Lexington, KY

October 3

 

 

Saturday

10th Annual Garden & Gun Brunch at Keeneland followed by the races!  

 

More information: gardenandgun.com/events-2

 

 

Houston, TX

2021

 

 

 

March 10

Wednesday

Louisville Women’s Club Luncheon

(members only)

 

 

Louisville, KY