There are so many exciting things to share! 
Our year took off with a bang when 18 lucky ladies and 3 brave husbands traveled to the Newport Flower Show in June.  From The Breakers to Doris Duke’s mansion Rough Point to a lobster dinner at the New York Yacht Club and lunch with Martha Stewart, it was a memorable trip.

We are over the moon that Style Icon and Gardener Extraordinaire Carolyne Roehm and Curator Emerita of the Metropolitan Museum of Art Colta Ives will be our speakers for A Writer’s Garden Literary Symposium and Luncheon on November 14th.  This will be a blockbuster event and tickets have been selling since the Announcement Party at Honorary Chair Barbara Hunt Crow’s lovely home.  I’ll keep the location of the Patron Party as a surprise, but the home owner is a highly regarded interior designer and bestselling author with a love of French décor.

We have great meetings planned in September, December, and May with programs on Art and the Garden, Decorating with Todd Fiscus, and Cooking with John Tesar.
March will bring a new evening event at the Arboretum.  A chance for husbands and significant others to join us.  Stay tuned for more details.

April 11 brings our signature fundraising event, The Mad Hatter’s Tea, at the Arboretum.  TOOTSIES will be our Fashion Sponsor, with unstoppable Jan Strimple at the helm producing the Runway Show.  The real stars of the event are our attendees who never disappoint with all varieties of wonderful hats.  Truly, a not to be missed event!

All our fundraising efforts are in support of A Woman’s Garden at the Arboretum.  Our garden is the only public garden in the nation conceived by women, funded by the efforts of women, and dedicated to the spirit of women,  Maintained under the loving guidance of our loyal members, in partnership with the Dallas Arboretum, it is a very special place.
This year we especially remember Margaret McDermott who, with Virginia Nick, founded our organization 36 years ago.  We are grateful for their visionary leadership that led to the creation of A Woman’s Garden, a Dallas treasure for all to enjoy.

I am honored to serve as your President and I look forward to seeing you soon at one of our events!

Linda Spina                                                     
Women’s Council President 2018-2019
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