NEW BERN, NC – Dec. 2, 2017
Tryon Palace’s December garden lecture series features Claire Jones, past and current White House holiday decorator. This free lecture will take place in the Cullman Performance Hall at the North Carolina History Center at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 2.
Jones will present a program of work done to transform the White House into a winter wonderland. She will give a room by room walk-through of the White House including rooms that are not currently on public tours. History nuggets of the White House are included to make this a fascinating look at how Christmas is planned and celebrated in the ‘People’s House.’
Concluding the presentation, Jones will demo a ‘Williamsburg’ type of wreath that can be created with natural materials.
Chosen to decorate the White House for Christmas in 2011, 2015 and 2017, Jones is a horticulturalist, landscape design consultant and floral designer. Owner of Claire Jones Landscapes, LLC, her designed gardens have been featured in Chesapeake Home, Style Magazine, Garden Design, Wall Street Journal and national garden tours.
Sharing her horticultural and design knowledge through frequent presentations around the country like the Northwest Flower and Garden Show in Seattle and the Philadelphia Flower Show, Jones has won numerous awards in floral design competitions. Serving as a board member of Maryland Federated Garden Clubs, Jones is also a Master Judge and a past Director of District III of Maryland Garden Clubs.
This lecture is a part of a series of monthly lectures hosted by Tryon Palace and is sponsored by the Harold H. Bate Foundation.