Garden Writing Symposium, Luncheon Comes Up Roses

The 15th Annual A Writer’s Garden Literary Symposium and Luncheon “Everything’s Coming Up Roses” at the Rosine Hall at the Dallas Arboretum attracted design and garden aficionados to hear from G. Michael Shoup, Bettie Bearden Pardee, and Susan Sully. 

Shoup, founder of The Antique Rose Emporium in historic Independence, Texas, revealed his sometimes rogue experiences in saving and growing antique roses. Pardee took the crowd on an insider’s behind-the-scenes look into her private life, design inspirations and lush surroundings in her hometown of Newport, Rhode Island. Sully shared her passion about the distinct regional culture and architecture of the American South.

Sandy Ammons chaired the Nov. 16 symposium and luncheon with honorary chair Marilyn Weber and president of the Women’s Council Lisa Loy Laughlin. 

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