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Jeffrey Bilhuber and Michael Grim headline 2016 Red Diamond Lecture Series at Antiques at The Gardens

published: 05/19/2016

Jeffrey Bilhuber and Michael Grim headline 2016 Red Diamond Lecture Series at Antiques at The Gardens

This year's Red Diamond Lecture Series brings interior designer and author Jeffrey Bilhuber and floral designer Michael Grim to Birmingham Botanical Gardens during Antiques at The Gardens. Grim will also lead a floral workshop.

Taste in Spades returns with a panel discussion featuring Better Homes & Gardens East Coast Editor Eddie Ross, interior designer Mark Sikes and Pencil & Paper Company Co-founder Gen Sohr.

Tastebuds: Define Your Style presented by flower magazine returns to invite 40 guests 40 and under to chat with author and founder of Charleston Academy of Domestic Pursuits Suzanne Pollack.

Birmingham's premier antiques show returns October 6-9. A full schedule is forthcoming.

Bilhuber shares his design prowess through his firm, Bilhuber and Associates, which is based in New York City. He is the author of three highly acclaimed books, all published through Rizzoli: Jeffrey Bilhuber's Design Basics, Defining Luxury: The Qualities of Life at Home and The Way Home: Reflections of American Beauty. His clients have included: Vogue, 70 Park Avenue Hotel, City Club Hotel, Ariel Sands Resort for Michael Douglas, Conde Nast Publications and Mariska Hargitay and Peter Hermann.
In a partnership with Jim Osburn, Grim is the proprietor of The Bridgehampton Florist. The duo performs in-home floral design services, offers event planning and services holiday floral needs throughout the Hamptons. One of their largest annual events is the Hampton Classic Horse Show.

Eddie Ross is the East Coast Editor of Better Homes & Gardens. He has worked as a design, decorating and food editor for House Beautiful, Martha Stewart Living and Food Network. A trained chef from the Culinary Institute of America, Eddie has styled parties and table settings featured in House Beautiful, Southern Living and InStyle. His design work has been published in Domino, Vanity Fair, Country Living and the New York Times. He has also appeared in Bravo's interior design competition series Top Design and entertaining specials for HGTV.

Mark Sikes founded the popular lifestyle blog Mark D. Sikes; Chic People, Glamorous Places and Stylish Things. He has a new book, Beautiful, All American Decorating and Timeless Style, as well as new collections with Soane, Henredon, Merida and Schumacher all launching this fall. In addition to design projects, Mark launched his first fashion collection, MDS Stripes, last year. He's also working on new women's collections for, among others, Moda Operandi and Club Monaco.

Along with her husband Ben, Gen Sohr founded Pencil & Paper Co., a Nashville based creative development firm that helps launch brands, guide home renovations and dive into anything that needs their vast design wisdom. Among their clients is Reese Witherspoon, who recently used their expertise to aid the launch of her Southern-inspired brand, Draper James.

Suzanne Pollack founded the Charleston Academy of Domestic Pursuits in 2012, which serves as a consortium of experts and enthusiasts: world-class chefs, prolific authors, academics, CEOs, florists, beekeepers, musicians and more.


To learn more about all of the educational opportunities The Gardens has to offer, we encourage you to visit our website, find us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and follow us on Instagram. You can subscribe to the award-winning Dirt E-Lert, our bi-weekly e-newsletter, by simply texting BBGARDENS to 22828.

About Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Birmingham Botanical Gardens is Alabama's largest living museum with more than 12,000 different plants in its living collections. The Gardens' 67.5 acres contains more than 25 unique gardens, 30+ works of original outdoor sculpture and miles of serene paths. The Gardens features the largest public horticulture library in the U.S., conservatories, a wildflower garden, two rose gardens, the Southern Living garden, and Japanese Gardens with a traditionally crafted tea house. Education programs run year round and more than 11,000 school children enjoy free science-curriculum based field trips annually. The Gardens is open daily, offering free admission to more than 350,000 yearly visitors.


'Back to the Future' to be screened Wednesday at The Gardens

published: 05/17/2016

'Back to the Future' to be screened Wednesday at The Gardens

Flicks Among The Flowers returns to Birmingham Botanical Gardens with three dates in 2016: May 18, June 15 and July 20. "Back to the Future" welcomes the summer on Wednesday, May 18, "Dirty Dancing" will be shown on June 15 and "Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens" is the final film that will be shown on July 20. Films will begin at approximately 8 p.m., and a cash bar will be available to complement a selection of movie snacks offered by Kathy G. and Company. Per standard policy at The Gardens, no pets are allowed.

Admission is free, but a $5 donation is encouraged which benefits educational programming at The Gardens. A preferred seating area will be available to members, with each membership allowing two patrons seating until 8 p.m. After 8 p.m., seating is first come, first served. Members must check in to receive a wristband in Blount Plaza.

Gates open at 6 p.m. for the free event. Couples and friends are encouraged to bring a blanket and find a spot on the lawn to enjoy the film. Publix Super Markets Charities, Inc. serves as a 2016 sponsor of "Flicks Among the Flowers," as does Over the Mountain Journal.


To learn more about all of the educational opportunities The Gardens has to offer, we encourage you to visit our website, find us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and follow us on Instagram. You can subscribe to the award-winning Dirt E-Lert, our bi-weekly e-newsletter, by simply texting BBGARDENS to 22828.

About Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Birmingham Botanical Gardens is Alabama's largest living museum with more than 12,000 different plants in its living collections. The Gardens' 67.5 acres contains more than 25 unique gardens, 30+ works of original outdoor sculpture and miles of serene paths. The Gardens features the largest public horticulture library in the U.S., conservatories, a wildflower garden, two rose gardens, the Southern Living garden, and Japanese Gardens with a traditionally crafted tea house. Education programs run year round and more than 11,000 school children enjoy free science-curriculum based field trips annually. The Gardens is open daily, offering free admission to more than 350,000 yearly visitors.


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