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Y o u r G a te w a y to the natural world Last year, more than 44,000 children and adults benefited from educational programs at Birmingham Botanical Gardens.* Over 10,500 were schoolchildren that experienced free hands-on science curriculum-based field trips. The Gardens is open daily, offering free admission to over 350,000 yearly visitors.

Explore The Gardens often. Get involved. Learn something new. Be inspired.

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TA BL E OF CON T E N T S MEET OUR TASTEMAKERS Antiques at The Gardens will feature Tastemakers who are regionally and nationally known architects, interior designers and landscape designers. Each designer will curate themed areas with goods selected from the best of Birmingham and other sources around the country. Come, shop and be inspired!

GALA IN THE GARDENS

Sterne Agee presents Gala in The Gardens. This black tie affair will feature some of Birmingham’s most respected chefs.

ANTIQUE DEALERS This year’s show will continue to include antiques dealers from across the United States presenting antiques, furniture, porcelain, fine art, silver, garden accessories and jewelry.

ALEX HITZ Mayor’s Welcome • 2 Honoring Leo Kayser, Jr. • 2 Schedule of Events • 3 Executive Director Welcome • 4 2011 Photo Album • 8 Sponsors • 12 B irmingham B otanical G ardens

This year the Red Diamond Lecture Series will feature Alex Hitz. Author of My Beverly Hills Kitchen: Classic Southern Cooking with a French Twist starts his national book tour in Birmingham.

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MORE THAN BEAUTY Birmingham Botanical Gardens is Alabama’s largest living museum, featuring educational programming to thousands each year.

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Dear Garden Supporter, As Mayor of the City of Birmingham and friend of Birmingham Botanical Gardens, I am pleased to offer my support for the Antiques at The Gardens event. Antiques at The Gardens not only increases tourism, but provides educational opportunities for our school children and horticulture and landscape architecture students. This show further beautifies Birmingham Botanical Gardens and it provides a variety of plants to be enjoyed by all who attend. The ongoing efforts of this show have played a vital role in the growth and development of our City’s progress as we work to build a better Birmingham. As Mayor, I am appreciative of your efforts, and pleased to encourage and support the Antiques at The Gardens event.

Honoring Mr. Leo Kayser, Jr. Antiques at The Gardens 2012 honors Leo Kayser, Jr., whose leadership and philanthropy have helped shape Birmingham Botanical Gardens. Leo served on our Board of Directors during the formative years of the 1980’s when many of our gardens were being developed. In 1988, he and his wife Simmie sponsored a seminar on water gardens and gave a splendid gift to create the Kayser Lily Pool, the centerpiece of the Hill Garden. The pool, with its vibrant water lilies, papyrus and colorful fish, is one of the most beloved spots in The Gardens. Leo’s grandson, Kayser Strauss, released the original goldfish, and since then, his grandfather has kept the pool stocked to the great joy of the children of Birmingham and our resident great blue herons. In 2010, Leo sponsored the complete renovation of the pool and, currently, he and his family are continuing their legacy at The Gardens with a gift in memory of his wife, Simmie. Join us in celebrating Leo at this year’s event.

Sincerely,

William A. Bell, Sr. Mayor

VISIT US ONLINE. Scan the smart tag with your phone to learn more about the event & to purchase your tickets.

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2012 Public Show Hours Friday, October 5 • 10-5 p.m. Saturday, October 6 • 10-5 p.m. Sunday, October 7 • 1-5 p.m. General Admission: $10 • Free Parking

TASTEMAKERS

This year 12 regionally and nationally known architects, interior designers and landscape designers will serve as “Tastemakers” and will curate themed areas.

ANTIQUES DEALERS

The show will continue to include antiques dealers from across the United States presenting antiques, furniture, porcelain, fine art, silver, garden accessories and jewelry.

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GALA IN THE GARDENS sponsored by Sterne Agee Black Tie Preview Party Thursday, October 4, 2012 7-midnight • $150 per person

FEATURED LECTURER Sponsored by Red Diamond

Alex Hitz

Author, Chef & Creator of The Beverly Hills Kitchen

LECTURE

Friday, October 5, 2012 • 10:30 a.m. • $30 per person

LUNCHEON WITH ALEX

Friday, October 5, 2012 • 12:30 p.m. • $125 per person (includes admission to lecture)

BENEFITING

Proceeds from Antiques at The Gardens support educational programs at Birmingham Botanical Gardens. Since 2006, the event has raised more than $1.8 million for The Gardens.

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HONORARY CHAIR Leo Kayser, Jr. CHAIR Tricia Holbrook SHOW AMBASSADOR Richard Keith Langham

WELCOME TO THE ALL NEW

ANTIQUES AT THE GARDENS

MEN’S COMMITTEE CHAIRS Cary Cooper Taylor Pursell

Dear Friends: Welcome to Antiques at The Gardens 2012! Our seventh year promises to be the best yet. Some of our favorite antiques dealers from prior years are back with their inspired selections, and talented local Tastemakers have assemble themed collections exclusively for our show. We truly hope you find something wonderful and unforgettable here, because buying an antique should be a memorable event. Unlike much of today’s mass-produced merchandise, a product from another time, made with the skill and creative care of an artist or artisan, represents history and permanence. We hope you’ll agree – like we do – that these beautiful objects are the ultimate in recycling; they are heirlooms that will continue to bloom through future generations. Your support of our antiques show – and all of our programs – helps keep your Birmingham Botanical Gardens cleaner, greener and, perhaps most importantly, educationally relevant. As our largest fundraiser, Antiques at The Gardens is critical to our mission of educating people about plants, gardens and the environment. Revenue from philanthropic gifts, memberships, plant sales and events like this one provides us with the dollars we need to deliver strong, science-based education programs to young and old alike, all year, every year. When you buy an heirloom here, you help us bloom, too. We believe that introducing children to science is an investment in the future of our country and our planet. There is no better place than The Gardens to spin stories of the beauty of plants and gardens, and to tell of the singular importance of plants in our environment and our lives. Understanding today’s complex issues requires critical, nimble thinking and a keen grasp of science. The Gardens is, for many, a gateway to the natural world, and its scientific foundation. With your help, Birmingham Botanical Gardens is improving the science literacy of our community.

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Henry B. Ray President

OUR MISSION Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens promotes public knowledge and appreciation of plants, gardens and the environment and receives, raises and administers resources for these purposes.

OUR VISION The vision of Birmingham Botanical Gardens is to be one of the nation’s preeminent botanical gardens.

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Susan Alison Libet Anderson Steva Austill Nancy Beeler Kaki Blanton Dailey Boschung Emily Bowron Elizabeth Broughton Crawford Bumgarner Mary Burge Barbara Burton Molly Clark Emily Curran Francie Deaton Rita Dixon Trisha Dodson Jennifer Evans

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COMMITTEE Susan Farlow Mary Frances Giltz Maura Goodwyn Celeste Grenier Helen Harmon Cissy Jackson Gina Karcher Joy Kloess Valerie Lightfoot Margaret Little Wendy McDowell Claire Medo Tricia Noble Ellen Perry Mary Kay Pickering Carol Poynor Elizabeth Poynor

Lindsey Price Lydia Pursell Margaret Ann Pyburn Peggy Rafield Kim Rogers Diana Slaughter Michelle Smith Sharon Stark Sarah Kathryn Tarter Lora Terry Peggy Thompson Janie Williams

2012 BOARD OF DIRECTORS President Henry Ray President-Elect Tricia Noble Treasurer Scott Walton Secretary Lou Willie VP Development Hanson Slaughter VP Gardens & Buildings Brian Barr Past President Dr. Thomas G. Amason, Jr. Officer Carl Jones Officer Janet Taylor Officer Elizabeth Broughton

Cathy Adams Laurie Allen Shane Boatright Mena Brock Maggie Brooke Gary Burley Barbara Burton Clarke Gillespy Patricia Holbrook Robert Holmes Margi Ingram Sheryl Kimerling Mike Malone Fred Murray Kathryn Porter Lucy Tutwiler Mary Williamson Amanda Fleming, Junior Board President

© 2012 Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or part of any material in this publication without written permission of FBBG is expressly prohibited. The Antiques at The Gardens catalog is a publication of Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens. The catalog is published once a year to foster awareness and support for the Antiques at The Gardens fundraiser. Comments and suggestions can be directed to Andrew Krebbs, Director of Marketing & Membership, at akrebbs@bbgardens.org or 205.414.3959. Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens practices a policy of equal opportunity and equal access to services for all persons regardless of race, creed, color, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, orientation or sex. Birmingham Botanical Gardens is a facility of Birmingham Park and Recreation Board. bbgardens . org / antiques


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GALA IN THE GARDENS sponsored by Enjoy hors d’eouvres from some of Birmingham’s finest restaurants Veranda on Highland, Fleming’s, Ocean, Kathy G, GianMarco’s and daniel george

Thursday, October 4, 2012 7-midnight • $150* per person

7-10 p.m. • Preview Antiques Dealers and Tastemakers 10-midnight • Desserts & Dancing Live music by the Tip Tops • black tie • *includes admission to the show Purchase your ticket online at www.bbgardens.org/antiques or 205.414.3950. B irmingham B otanical G ardens

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It is with much appreciation and gratitude that we acknowledge the following generous contributors to the seventh annual Antiques at The Gardens. THESE DONATIONS WERE RECEIVED AS OF AUGUST 10, 2012.

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C A ME LLIA Dr. and Mrs. Derrill Crowe The Thomas E. Jernigan Foundation Mr. Leo Kayser, III Mr. and Mrs. Jon Kimerling

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Mr. and Mrs. Andrew J. Noble, III Mr. and Mrs. Wilmer S. Poynor, III Mr. and Mrs. W. Stancil Starnes Starnes Davis Florie LLP The Summit Mrs. Louise A. Wrinkle

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W I L D F L OW E R Mr. and Mrs. Brian Barr BHK Investment Advisors, LLC Birmingham Coca-Cola Bottling Company Mr. and Mrs. Paul R. Butrus Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Daniel Mr. Stewart M. Dansby Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Donald Elegant Earth Dunn French Foundation Mrs. Claire H. Fairley First Commercial Bank Mr. and Mrs. Meredyth R. Hazzard, Jr. Joy and Price Kloess

Kim and George Matthews Mr. and Mrs. G. Ruffner Page Nancy and John Poynor Mr. and Mrs. B. Hanson Slaughter Mr. and Mrs. William M. Slaughter Mr. Frederick R. Spicer, Jr. and Ms. Kim McBride Janet and Jarry Taylor The Thompson Foundation Mrs. Hall W. Thompson Ms. Jean C. Thompson Mr. and Mrs. Temple W. Tutwiler, III

G A RD E N I A Judy and Hal Abroms Kay and Eddie Aldridge Ms. Olivia E. Alison Mr. and Mrs. Craig Allen, Jr. Pratt and Anne-Marie Brown Mr. Brian Burgess John and Kittie Buchanan Mr. and Mrs. Ehney A. Camp, III Mr. and Mrs. Thomas N. Carruthers Mr. John F. Carter Mr. and Mrs. Reaves M. Crabtree Trudy Evans

Mr. and Mrs. Clarke H. Gillespy Mr. Gregory H. Hawley Mr. and Mrs. James F. Hughey, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Donald Y. Menendez Mr. and Mrs. Fred W. Murray, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Donald W. Patton Mr. and Mrs. Leo A. Shaia Mr. and Mrs. Murray W. Smith Garland and Lathrop Smith Mr. Dennis Trammell Mrs. A. Brand Walton Lou Willie and Cindy Comford

ME N ’ S C OMMI TTE E CHAIRS Mr. Cary Cooper Mr. Mark L. Drew Mr. Taylor Pursell Mr. Todd Sharley Mr. James F. Alison, III Dr. Thomas G. Amason, Jr. Mr. Leon Ashford Mr. Jeffrey S. Beall Dr. Kennie Bramlett Mr. Thomas A. Broughton, III Mr. Charlie Brown Mr. T. Michael Brown Dr. James Bryant Mr. Joe Bynum Judge John L. Carroll Dr. Lee Carter Mr. Thomas C. Clark, III Mr. Alan L. Creighton Mr. Gregory S. Curran Mr. C. Hartwell Davis, Jr. Mr. Thomas Andrew Davis Dr. Tom Eagan, Jr. Mr. Jack Echols Dr. Robert P. Eichelberger Mr. Parker Evans Mr. Edward M. Friend, III B irmingham B otanical G ardens

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MEET OUR LECTURER | Alex Network and at his website, thebeverlyhillskitchen.com. In a telephone conversation, Alex shared his inspiration, concepts to entertain and what to expect from his October cookbook release, My Beverly Hills Kitchen: Classic Southern Cooking with a French Twist. Blake Ells for Birmingham Botanical Gardens: Who inspires you? Alex Hitz: My number one food hero is Julia Child. Julia Child is revolutionary because she changed America. I still never get tired of reading her books. But there are a lot of other people today. I think Jean-Georges is amazing. James Beard. M.F.K. Fisher. I’ve also gotten a lot of inspiration from my friends along the way. I’m a big fan of Frank Stitt. I absolutely can’t wait to meet him when I come to Birmingham. I love his books. Stitt is probably a little more Southern than I am. I can’t overstate that he’s a genius.

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Julia, I knew. Frank, I look forward to knowing. When I attended Le Cordon Bleu, the first thing you learn is to scramble eggs. And it’s totally different. They’re cooked in a tall sauce pan instead of a skillet. It’s almost a custard. They steam into this large-curdled pile of deliciousness. What I did when I came here was use a mix of French techniques and Southern traditions. What’s better than that? BBG: When you say that, as a pedestrian Southerner, I immediately think Cajun. AH: Not at all. And I know why you say that, but it’s different. Cajun cooking uses a bunch of seasonings that I don’t. For my food, a lot of inspiration is found in Charleston and New Orleans – plantation cuisine, I call it.

I combine that with the same standards the French kitchen uses. BBG: What’s your best dish? AH: Well, I think they’re ALL my best dish (laughs). To properly answer, I’d have to ask the occasion. But my heirloom tomato pie is pretty dang good. BBG: I don’t have a big budget or a lot of time, but I’m hosting 10 people on Saturday. What is the best way to maximize my budget and serve to impress? AH: What time of year is it?

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BBG: We’re in the South. Let’s say I’m entertaining people on a fall Saturday and we’re watching college football.

AH: How about a chicken pot pie, a salad and some brownies to be passed around? BBG: What makes a great chicken pot pie? AH: Several things: white wine, tarragon, heavy cream and, last but not least, the richest, savory biscuit crust. My chicken pot pie is a small bit of trouble, but worth every effort. And it can be done as much as six months ahead of time and popped into the freezer for when you’re ready. BBG: And what should I pair with it? AH: A full body white or medium body red. Or a simple California Chardonnay would be great in the Fall. A burgundy. Some people love to say pinot noir. I say burgundy. bbgardens . org / antiques


BBG: What is your favorite place to dine in Birmingham? AH: It’s going to be one of the Stitt places, but I haven’t been to Birmingham since 1985, and I don’t believe those restaurants were there. I can not wait to see what he’s up to. BBG: What can we expect from the Beverly Hills Kitchen line? AH: What it is – is an inspirational lifestyle brand centered around food and wine. It’s luxury, gourmet frozen food that you could never tell was in a freezer.

you what to do with it when it’s cooked. Luxury is enjoying every minute of your life – what better way to do it than with good food and good wine? There’s nothing you do as often. “My Beverly Hills Kitchen: Classic Southern Cooking with a French Twist” offers a European sensibility to America, in that it’s all about the way of life – the art of life – and appreciating every single minute.

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LECTURE DETAILS

Friday, October 5, 2012 10:30 a.m. $30 per person | limited seating Register online at www.bbgardens.org/antiques.

BBG: What can we expect from the book coming in October? Photographs courtesy of Alex Hitz

AH: It’s going to be the bible of a new way of life. There is a proliferation of food now, but no one seems to be able to tell

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Brooke Davenport, Kathy Hilton, Bettina Zilkha and Nicole Miller

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HOSTED BY ALEX HITZ AND RICHARD KEITH LANGHAM Friday, October 5, 2012 | 12:30 p.m. $125 per person | limited seating Register online at www.bbgardens.org/antiques. Join Alex Hitz and Richard Keith Langham as they host My Beverly Hills Kitchen Luncheon featuring recipes from Alex’s new book. The seated luncheon will take place under a tent on the plaza at The Gardens. Guests will enjoy tables decorated using Alex’s tablescape designs. $125 admission includes lunch, wine and lecture. B irmingham B otanical G ardens

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M e et Ou r Taste ma k e rs Antiques at The Gardens will feature Tastemakers who are regionally and nationally known architects, interior designers and landscape designers. Each designer will curate themed areas with goods selected from the best of Birmingham and other sources around the country. Come, shop and be inspired! Mary Evelyn McKee Pied-Ă -terre

Liz Woods Beach House

Kitty White The Art of Paint

Bill Ingram Weekend Getaway

Cameron Crowe The Jewel Box

Wendy Barze & Marjorie Johnston The Rainbow Room

Karen Luce & Cathy Harvey The Gallery

Judy Hill & Barbara Ashford Mirror Mirror on the Wall

Tammy Connor Let There Be Light

Troy Rhone Secret Garden

Ware Porter Behind the Privet Hedge

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Leah Hazzard Living with Flowers

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Pied-à-terre Mary Evelyn McKee

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collections that reflect the individual.” Her style is elegant but not fussy and informed by history yet fresh and surprising. Formulaic design is not in her vocabulary. She seeks the singular piece that creates the frisson necessary for dramatic but inviting rooms. Mary Evelyn began her design enterprise in 1986. Its success led to opening her retail interiors shop offering her signature palette of sunny neutrals and her eye for great design. Whether in New York, Paris or Birmingham, her interiors shop exhibits designs for a lofty Pied-à-terre with midcentury and contemporary décor. Antiques add frisson and gravitas.

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Photograph courtesy of Don Harbor

Mary Evelyn has been published in Coastal Living, Southern Accents, Elle Décor, Traditional Home and many local publications.

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Inspiring a master piece

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Bill Ingram runs a private firm that designs houses throughout the Southeast and around the country. His work has been featured in Veranda, House Beautiful, House & Garden, Southern Accents, Cottage Living, Birmingham Home & Garden, Traditional Home, Coastal Living and many more. The architectural style is simple and warm with an English spirit. There is an old-world charm and timeless air about his homes. In the construction of the designs you will always find earthy textures and natural materials. Learn more about Bill Ingram and his work at www.billingramarchitect.com. B irmingham B otanical G ardens

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together for cocktails and a sunset view or for late-night dancing on its revolving dance floor. “Our booth aims to capture the Rainbow Room’s air of laughter, fellowship and overall joie de vivre so we can bring it into our own homes. Our vignette focuses on the trend of using strong and vibrant colors throughout interiors to create memorable spaces that come alive.” our clients’ homes get more and more beautiful and reflective of their personal style,” Marjorie says. Their work has been featured in: Interiors of the Southeast, Alabama Magazine, Pinnacle Living, Birmingham Home and Garden, Thicket magazine, Birmingham magazine, Birmingham News and Decorating Magazine. Marjorie Johnston & Co.’s work also has been showcased at the Birmingham Decorators’ Show House and Cashiers Designer Show House. New York’s iconic Rainbow Room & Grill was always a place to gather friends B irmingham B otanical G ardens

Whether it’s a chartreuse lamp or a magenta-embroidered pillow, color can add a “POP” to every room in our homes. Marjorie & Wendy have traveled all over during the past year collecting wonderful pieces for their booth like artist Tommy Mitchell’s toleware flowers and French artist Phillipe Balayn’s irreverent tin sculptures. Our palette is limited only by the hues of the rainbow!

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Tammy Connor

CREATING TIMELESS CLASSIC INTERIORS

“Let There Be Light” is a curated selection of home accessories that focuses on lighting. With pieces collected from local and international shopping trips, Tammy combines the old with the new for a timeless look. One-of-akind lamps, custom lampshades, sconces, lanterns and pendants, along with custom, in-house designed iron fixtures act as the centerpieces of the space. Tammy adds a touch of refinement by incorporating designer textiles and antique furniture. 26

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color palette are the trademarks of Tammy’s interiors. She is the principal of Tammy Connor Interior Design, which she founded in Charleston, South Carolina. Her firm has completed comprehensive residential projects throughout the eastern United States ranging from town, country, mountain and beach houses. Her hospitality projects have also included private clubhouses.

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spect for the architecture and setting of a project is at the heart of Tammy’s interiors. She is consistently dedicated to enhancing the lifestyle of her clients, and she firmly believes that the best interiors are the ones that beckon you to have a seat and stay awhile. Prior to founding Tammy Connor Interior Design, Tammy received degrees in studio art and art history from Wake Forest University, and a degree in Interior Design from The American College of Applied Art. Tammy is a professional member of ASID and a NCIDQ accredited designer.

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While her friends dressed and styled their Barbie dolls and played out scenarios of their imaginary lives, Liz was decorating the dolls’ house and camper.

After pursuing another field following college, she found her way back to interior design through an opportunity with a Birmingham interior design firm. There, she flourished and once again pursued her passion, later venturing out on her own.

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of life. She listens intently to her clients expressing their vision in a way that is deeply personal to them, yet reflects her own design aesthetic. She has worked on projects from Florida to Wyoming and has been published in Cottage Living, Southern Accents, Birmingham Home and Garden, Veranda and Portico magazines. In addition to designing spaces, Liz travels extensively and loves to be in the kitchen pursuing another of her passions: gourmet cooking. She is married and lives in Birmingham with her six children and two dogs.

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A founding principle of Alabama Power was that the company be developed for the service of Alabama. This culture of service and good work continues today, more than a century later, as Alabama Power brings more than electricity to the communities we serve. We believe that by supporting organizations statewide, we can make positive lasting impact that helps make Alabama a better place to live.


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evy’s Fine Jewelry has been locally owned and operated in Birmingham since Joe Denaburg opened in the same location in 1922. Levy’s specializes in antique and estate jewelry, and has the largest collection in the Southeast as well as one of the largest in America. Ranging from antique pieces from the B.C. period through Victorian, Edwardian, Art Deco, Art Nouveau and 40’s and 50’s Retro period, our collection covers all time periods and tastes. Over the years, we have developed working relationships with antique and estate jewelry dealers all over the US and worldwide. We also have an extensive collection of loose diamonds and gemstones, modern previously owned designer jewelry and watches and an extensive bridal jewelry selection from several top named designers. Learn more about Levy’s by visiting www.levysfinejewelry.com.

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allace-Burke Fine Jewelry & Collectibles creatively began as an idea in April of 2007 and opened in October 2007. The owners, David B. Hezlep and Preston W. Foy, bring to the fine jewelry business over seventy years of experience. Because of their history and experiences over the years, they have developed vital relationships worldwide with quality artisans that enable them to produce almost anything one will ever see or imagine. Whether it is fine jewelry designing or rare, one-of-a-kind collectibles, Wallace-Burke can deliver. Their staff holds certificates of study in Colored Stones and Colored Stone Essentials and diplomas for Pearls and Diamond from the Gemological Institute of America. These credentials will help assure that you can purchase a quality product that is of a standard to be proud of. Learn more about Wallace-Burke by visiting www.wallaceburke.com.

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oretta Goodwin opened Loretta Goodwin Gallery in 1982 making it one of the oldest operating art galleries in the Magic City. For over 20 years the gallery has nurtured a passion for art, offering a variety of artistic styles to collectors in not only the Birmingham area but across the country. Art captures life sometimes only for a moment - sometimes for centuries - and that has a way of imparting certainty to our humanity. It lifts our spirits, nourishes our souls and makes us cherish the sheer awesomeness of our being. Dirk Walker became the owner in 2002 and has preserved the gallery's goal of presenting original works of art and fine art graphics which are revered and collected for their artistic integrity.

Learn more about Loretta Goodwin Gallery by visiting www.lorettagoodwingallery.net.

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Hundreds of gardens have been designed, constructed and maintained without compromise. Troy and his team focus on creating enchanting and relaxing gardens and courtyards that complement the interior and exterior architecture of the house while creating intriguing outdoor rooms that are extensions of the home. Troy and his wife, Randi, and two children reside in Birmingham with their two dogs, Coal and Romeo, and one unnamed garden cat. As Garden Editor for flower magazine and contributing writer for other publications, Troy continues to participate in local and regional forums for landscape design and horticultural education. Much of his project work can be found featured in a variety of publications each year. The mountains of Western North Carolina are one of Troy’s favorite places in the world to live and work during the spring, summer and fall. The cool climate, crisp air and the fragrance of hemlock draw him back each year to work on the mountain homes and estates belonging to many of his native Birmingham and Rosemary Beach customers.

Learn more about Troy Rhone by visiting www.troyrhonegardens.com.

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studies with painted finishes, gilding, color theory and learning the ancient craft of verre églomisé. Upon returning to Alabama, Kitty took a job with local designer Richard Tubb as an assistant Interior Decorator. While working for Tubb, she began to apply her skills with painted finishes to many of her projects. The demand for her skill and her passion for painting led Kitty to open her own studio at Pepper Place, where she worked on a range of projects for commercial and residential interiors. She also began applying her painting techniques to bowls and accessories for the home, in cities across the U.S. including San Francisco-based furniture store Filamento. One of Kitty’s favorite projects was glazing the walls for Birmingham’s renowned Highland’s Bar and Grill. In 2004, Kitty expanded her design interests into jewelry. What started bbgardens . org / antiques


as a hobby soon became business. Kitty’s jewelry could be found at boutiques in Palm Beach, Dallas and Nashville. The unexpected mixture of semi-precious stones, beads and various metals along with an ethnic influence made Kitty’s jewelry unique and a rare find. Her jewelry is now carried exclusively by Regina Jewelry and Treasures located in Gus Mayer. Working with paint techniques and pattern on textiles and trims for the home has been Kitty’s newest interest. She lives in Birmingham, Alabama, with her husband and two daughters. Her home, which is a palette of exploration, has been featured in Cottage Living and Birmingham Home and Garden.

Learn more about Kitty White by visiting www.kittywhite.com

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ocated in charming English Village for over fifteen years, Ashford Hill for Henhouse Antiques offers beautiful, unique pieces personally selected by owners, Barbara Ashford and Judy Hill. Barbara and Judy travel to Europe several times a year in search of these special pieces. From the traditional to the unexpected, their collection is a fresh approach to decorating. They enjoy mixing English with French, 18th century with 21st century, and primitive with formal. You will find English and Swedish chests, French farm tables, crystal chandeliers, commodes and a wonderful mixture of style. Accessories range from English and French ironstone to a fantastic selection of art. They have a wonderful collection of silver, celery stands, tea caddies, and dresser bottles. They look is constantly changing and evolving. When you walk into Henhouse Antiques, you are entering an inviting space that feels like the home of a well traveled sophisticate. Their visitors constantly remark, “I want to live here.” “Mirrors have come to mean much more than the original ‘looking glass,’ they are now a part of the decorative scheme of a modern home. By using them, there are no dark, gloomy corners, no drab caverns for halls. There can be a feeling of freedom, light, air, space.” Dor othy Draper

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O’Neal Industries is a proud supporter of the Birmingham Botanical Gardens.

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Today is your day. Go ahead and embrace it. Each day is a gift. Enjoying our days amidst the amazing beauty of nature is a luxury. This is why Protective is proud to support the Birmingham Botanical Gardens and the joy it provides our community. At Protective, we are committed to tearing down the barriers that prevent people from enjoying life to its fullest. Helping people take care of their ďŹ nancial needs and the needs of those who depend on them is what we do. We are Protective. We enable more people to conďŹ dently protect their tomorrow so that they can freely embrace their today.


Mirrors add a sense of light and space making a room appear larger and brighter. Their reflections create that sparkle just like a fine piece of jewelry on a beautiful woman. Ashford Hill for Henhouse Antiques carries an extensive, unique collection. From radiant sunbursts to elegant Louis Philippe, from gilded Italian to beach house chic, they have mirrors for the most discerning tastes. Every room needs a mirror and we have a mirror for every room.

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are M. Porter's design aesthetic reflects how we live our lives today. On the forefront of New Traditional design, Ware's projects have engaged him from the Gulf Coast of Alabama to the Amalfi Coast of Italy. Carefully curated, his laid back and welllived style is grounded in classical proportions with modern sensibilities.

Learn more about Ware Porter by visiting www.waremporter.com.

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MEET OUR TASTEMAKERS| Living with Flowe rs

for Leah. Following her grandmother’s influence, flowers later became a career that was second nature. Leah’s early years were spent in the Mississippi Delta nurturing everything green, both food and flowers, gathering all that was planted, and delivering all to delighted recipients. This southern way of life became a family tradition. Anticipation of the garden’s bounty was only half the fun. Planning the garden was also a family affair with all the grandchildren participating. Most requests were honored and room made for them to grow. Ah! Waiting for the first bloom! Anticipating the visits that came along with deliveries of the bounty even more so. In Mississippi, these visits became events. They were always a community affair. Flowers made them beautiful.

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Those early family traditions along with life’s many travels melded into Leah’s design approach. One of the main characteristics of her work is her innate ability to interpret her clients’ wants and desires. Leah then makes it happen by transforming space, large or small, filling it with flowers and “favorite things” making it uniquely theirs. Ultimately creating an environment that fully reflects her client’s vision for their occasion. The results have often been described as alchemy. Certainly they reflect the 3 Graces: Beauty Charm and Elegance. Leah’s eye for color, texture, and composition has been in demand for everything from a simple bouquet on the bedside table to lavish weddings and balls. Even so, helping friends prepare their homes for intimate entertaining, celebrating and creating their own family traditions (like Christmas). - remains one of Leah’s favorite endeavors. The non-profit sector of the Birmingham community has also been a huge inspiration and learnbbgardens . org / antiques


ing experience for Leah. Through these community involvements she has been blessed with the opportunity to work, learn and play with an amazing array of talented and resourceful women dedicated to excellence in the Birmingham non-profit community. Over the years, some of these fund raising efforts featured world renowned floral artists, Birmingham’s own world class “flower ladies,” premier gardeners from home and abroad and garden tours. Leah flourished, proving that one cans truly “Bloom Where Planted” in Birmingham.

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F L ORA L D E S I G N ER S Some of Birmingham’s best arrangers have been paired with this year’s tastemakers to provide stunning arrangements for each booth.

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It is in this arena that 3 Graces Design came into being. After college (University of Tennessee), travel, marriage, children and years of being the “Decorations Chairman” in community as well as personal endeavors, the Southern family traditions instilled by her grandmother came full circle. Leah’s work has been featured in: Birmingham Home and Garden, flower magazine, Portico, Reader’s Digest, Alabama Brides and Over the Mountain Journal.

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Mountain Brook Flower Shop | Malloy Love Lagniappe Designs | Carol Sullivan LoLo’s Flowers | Lois Owen & Kathy Miller Flower Buds | Ray Jordan Bloom | Jon Martinez 3 Graces | Leah Hazzard Dorothy McDaniel Flowers Leaf & Petal | Lydia Pursell Uncut Flowers | Michael Dyer GG’s Flowers et al | Ginger Clark Christopher Glenn

Learn more about Leah Hazzard by visiting www.leahhazzard.com.

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Selection of Antiques

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Spartenburg, SC Early 19th-century English and American furniture, art and decorative accessories

Classical Source

Charleston, SC 19th- and 20th-century garden furniture, paintings and an assortment of other decorative and fine furnishings

John Dennison Fine Art

North Myrtle Beach, SC 19th- and Early 20th-century American and European paintings

Dana Kelly Oriental Rugs

Lexington, KY An outstanding collection of antique and semi-antique Oriental carpets

Davis-O’Reilly Antiques

Northport, AL Fine clocks, Black Forest Carvings, American and English tall case clocks and select decorative accessories

Evy McPherson’s Gracia Home

Nashville, TN Jewelry tree with one-of-a-kind pieces using antique pendants, unique art and lamps

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Thomas M. Fortner Antiques

Memphis, TN 18th- and 19th-century English and continental furniture and porcelain, Asian ceramics, American cut glass, antique lamps, unusual estate finds

Joseph M. Hayes Antiques

Columbus, OH Fine 18th- and 19th-century English and continental furnishings and accessories

McDonough Fine Art

Atlanta, GA Fine selection of antique maps and prints specializing in natural history, architectural and American Indian lithographs

Poverty Hollow

Newtown, CT An eclectic mix of early 19th- and mid 20thcentiury English and American antiques for the home and garden

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We’ve seen plenty of “Yes,” and even one or two “I, do’s.” But our depth goes beyond our beauty. If our good times and our pretty face reel you in, we’re going to win you over with our brains. Our mission, our reason for being, is to educate the public about plants, gardens and the environment. Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens works hard, year-round, to raise money to fund free, curriculum-based Discovery Field Trips to Birmingham-area schoolchildren. Our award-winning, flagship program is designed to meet the Alabama State Course of Study on six elementary school (K-6) science themes: plant propagation, nutrient cycling (George Washington Carver), Native Americans, tropical rainforests, interdependence (Barber Alabama Woodlands) and trees. These programs are offered free to schools and students and are led by trained docents. Last year, this program continued its growth, achieving an impressive number of 10,700 students served. Much of these funds are raised through our special events, like Antiques at The Gardens. Because of the public’s participation and generosity in these events, nearly all the students of those who participated were able to do so absolutely free, including transportation expenses. continued on page 62

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BIRMINGHAM BOTANICAL GARDENS| Beyond By bringing the classroom to life, we’re laying the educational foundation for future engineers, botanists, doctors, chefs, chemists, innovators and other like-minded individuals. We’re also proud to have the created the first Horticultural Therapy program in Alabama, a program still in relative infancy and our fastest growing. In 2012, the program evolved into Plant Adventures, an inclusive program that explores the relationship between people and place. Former Mayors Richard Arrington and Bernard Kincaid joined current Mayor William Bell this year to cut the ribbon on the Arrington Plant Adventure Zone, an educational garden that will now serve as the home base for the program.

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F L E M I N G ’ S S T E A K H O U S E | L I M E F R E S H M E X I C A N G R I L L | T I N D R U M A S I A C A F É | V I L L A G E TAV E R N N O W O P E N : M I C H A E L K O R S – next to Flip Burger | T H E N O R T H FA C E – next to Banana Republic L O F T – near J. Crew | S U N G L A S S H U T – next to Ann Taylor | V I N E YA R D V I N E S – near Victoria’s Secret



Antiques at The Gardens Catalog 2012