The Guild is launching its 2020-2021 Musical Feast season with a special program designed for social distancing, outdoor beauty, and, as always, delicious refreshments. And, in light of our upside-down world, we will be accepting donations, either on the website or at the door.
This Feast features a spectacular Bonsai Garden tour and talk with Bonsai expert Daniel Coffey. The tour will take place at the beautiful Reynolds Mountain home of Lori and Bob Herlin, where Lori has designed the most extensive, exquisitely nuanced miniature Bonsai garden in Asheville. Daniel Coffey, Asheville’s own Bonsai expert, will give you pointers about the care and propagation of various styles of Bonsai using Lori’s beautiful Bonsai collection. Along with the Bonsai, you can take in the gorgeous long views of the Grove Park Inn, Beaver Lake, and the Blue Ridge Mountains.
A white wine punch and delectable treats will be served. An optional (but equally fascinating) choice will be to follow a tour along Lori’s “enchanted forest” trail that winds through their back woods. It’s not long, but it is hilly, so wear comfortable shoes if you’d like to join the stroll. Lori spent years developing these trails before Bonsai captured her passion.
This event will follow safe distancing and is primarily an outdoor event. Masks will be required. Each segment will host just 10 guests, who will rotate through each tour and talk.
NOTE: This home is accessed by a steep driveway. The optional walk in the woods is also hilly. Please wear comfortable shoes.
Bonsai Garden Walk & Talk
DATE: Sept. 17, 2020
TIME: 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
COST: The original cost was $65 per person. We are accepting donations in lieu of a set payment.
REMEMBER: You must have renewed your Guild membership for 2020-2021 to be eligible to attend.
Information regarding the entire Musical Feast season will be available on the website.