Jon Carloftis Fine GardensRockcastle River Trading Co.

2017 Event Calendar

Brown = Public Event | Blue = Private Event | Red = Rockcastle River Trading Co. Event



Date

Day

Location

City

January 6

Friday

Opening of the ALOFT Hotel/Jon Carloftis Courtyard in Louisville for Friends and Family

(private)

 

Louisville, KY

January 8

Sunday

Tour, Bourbon Tasting and Dinner at Botherum for Town & Country Magazine

(private)

 

Lexington, KY

January 12

Thursday

John's Island Garden Club Garden Presentation

(private)

 

Vero Beach, FL

February 3

Friday

6:00 pm

2017 Lexington Heart Ball

Attending & providing the featured Live Auction donation In partner with Maker's Mark.

 

Lexington Center – Bluegrass Ballroom

More information: ahalexington.ejoinme.org

 

Lexington, KY

February 14

Tuesday

VALENTINES DAY

MOMMA’S Birthday Luncheon at Boone Tavern Hotel

(private)

 

Berea, KY

February 18

Saturday

Dr. Tam Tam, Pretty, Christa and Megan Day

Appreciation dinner for our girlfriends

(private)

 

Lexington, KY

February 22

Wednesday

Tuckahoe Women's Club

Morning: Lecture

Evening: Bourbon Tasting Party

(private)

 

Richmond, VA

February 25

Saturday

7:00 pm

Long Run Hounds Hunt Ball

Pendennis Club

(private)

 

Louisville, KY

March 1

Wednesday

Spring Ideas at Louisville Stoneware

for Junior League of Louisville.

Invitation only

 

Louisville, KY

March 2

Thursday

 

Bluegrass Trust Antiques & Garden Show

Gala Preview Party

 

Show runs from March 3, 4, 5

Tickets & Information: bgtantiquesandgardenshow.org

 

 

 

Lexington, KY

March 4

Saturday

Speed Art Museum Ball

Tickets & Information: speedmuseum.org

 

Louisville, KY

March 15

Friday

6 pm

The Launch of the Maker's Mark Supper Club at Botherum

(Invitation Only)

 

Lexington, KY

March 28

Tuesday

EMERGE 2017

An outgrowth of a past Commerce Lexington Inc. Leadership Visit, the fourth annual EMERGE Conference presented by Forcht Bank will engage the next generation leaders of Central Kentucky, connecting emerging leaders to each other and to the community.

 

EMERGE Luncheon speakers include Marianne Barnes, Master Distiller for Castle & Key Distillery and Rebecca Darwin, Founder & CEO of Garden & Gun.

 

Registration: web.commercelexington.com

 

Lexington, KY

April 1

Saturday

RRTC Opens for the Spring!

Hours:
April through December
Monday – Saturday
10:00 am – 5:00 pm

606.843.0854

 

Livingston, KY

April 5

Wednesday

6:30 pm

Garden Talk at the Boone County Arboretum

Create gardens with various themes and intentions including hardscape and plant materials, furniture, lighting, decorations, water features, outbuildings, garden decorations.

Boone County Extension - Enrichment Center

 

Tickets available: bcarboretum.org

Cost is $45 (non-member), $40 (member)

Call the Arboretum for more information: 859.384.4999

Burlington, KY

April 7

Friday

 

Garden Talk at the Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden

Enjoy a delicious lunch prepared by Greenfire Restaurant in the Gallery at Klehm’s Visitor Center followed by an informative presentation.

 

Tickets available: klehm.org

Cost is $55 (Lunch/Program) or $85 (Lunch/Program/Worshop)

 

Call the Arboretum for more information: 815-965-8146

 

 

Rockford, IL

April 19-22

Wednesday - Saturday

JCFG Organized Garden Tour of Kentucky for the Orlando Museum of Art Friends of American Art (private)

Group of 50

 

Kentucky

April 8

Saturday

Fundraiser for the Iroquois Hunt Club Barn at Apiary

 

 

Lexington, Kentucky

April 9

Sunday

Brunch for Summit at Fritz Farm. Keene Place at Keeneland (private)

Lexington, Kentucky

April 13 & 14

Thursday & Friday

Photo Shoot at Botherum for One King’s Lane

Lexington, Kentucky

April 17

Monday

Photo Shoot at River House and Rockcastle River Trading Co. for Sophisticated Living

Livingston, Kentucky

April 22

Saturday

Beautiful Jennifer Day at Keeneland and Birthday Dinner at Botherum (private)

Lexington, Kentucky

April 22

Saturday

6:30 pm

Bourbon & Browns

 

The 5th Annual charity fundraiser to support the continued preservation of Liberty Hall Historic Site. This year's event is all new with unique bourbon samplings from six local distilleries, a VIP bourbon mixer, live bluegrass music by Kentucky Wild Horse, and traditional Kentucky foods like Hot Browns.

 

Includes six tasting samples from distilleries and brands like Buffalo Trace Distillery, Barrel House Distillery, Lexington Distilling Company, Three Boys Farm Distillery, Hartfield & Co., and Woodford Rerserve Distillery.

 

Silent and live auctions include hard-to-get bourbons, a luncheon with tour of the Carloftis family home at Rockcastle River and of historic Botherum, and a trip to Italy!

 

Tickets are $85 per person and can be purchased online at www.libertyhall.org or by calling (502) 227-2560.

 

 

Frankfort, KY

April 27

Thursday

Grand Opening of Summit at Fritz Farm

Open all day to the public

(Northeast Corner of Man O' War Boulevard and Nicholasville Road)

For more information visit their Facebook page: www.facebook.com/thesummitatfritzfarm

 

Lexington, KY

April 27

Thursday

5:30-8:30pm

Old Kentucky Garden Party

The second annual Old Kentucky Garden Part at the historic 1795 Federal Hill Farm in My Old Kentucky Home State Park. This quintessential Kentucky soiree is the perfect setting for a Derbytime get-together and kickoff for the national Preservation Month annual observance in May!

For more information and to buy tickets: preservationkentucky.com

 

Bardstown, KY

April 27

Thursday

Celebration Dinner for the opening of Summit at Fritz Farm – Honeywood (private)

 

Lexington, KY

April 27

Thursday

After Party to celebrate the opening of Summit at Fritz Farm – Botherum (private)

 

Lexington, KY

April 28

Friday

Keeneland’s Last Day for Spring 2017 Meet

Races and Dinner at Botherum for Friends (private)

 

Lexington, KY

April 29

Saturday

Dinner for Cummer Museum Travel Group at Botherum (private)

 

Lexington, KY

April 29

7-11 pm

Saturday

JCFG is a proud sponsor of the

H'Artful of Fun Gala Benefit

Voted BEST FUNDRAISER in Best of Lex Readers Poll, join in a Stellar Evening of artful experiences, dancing under the stars in our Planetarium, live, silent and art auctions, music and merrymaking with delectables and open bar by Dupree Catering.

$100. $120 at the door. Cocktail attire.

 

Purchase tickets at LASCLEX.org or call 859-252-5222.

 

Living Arts & Science Center, 362 N. Martin Luther Kind Blvd

 

 

Lexington, KY

May 4

Thursday

Kentucky Bluegrass Wine Auction & Derby Gala

Donamire Farm

Tickets & Information: lexingtoncancerfoundation.org

 

 

Lexington, KY

May 9

Tuesday

VisitLEX "Share the Lex Awards" presented to Jon Carloftis and Dale Fisher in honor of those who share the gospel of Lexington far and wide! (private)

Hyatt Regency, Lexington

VisitLEX.com

 

Lexington, KY

May 12

Friday

Ribbon Cutting of the Carloftis Garden at Eastern Kentucky University

 

 

 

Richmond, KY

May 13

Saturday

RRTC Spring Open House for Mothers Day

 

Please join me at our Annual Spring Open House where we’ll be having workshops on how to make exquisite floral arrangements and beautiful table settings by our friends, Flowers by Marnie and Jenny, throughout the day!

 

It’ll be just in time for Mother’s Day so pick up your momma (or your grandmomma!) and spend a day at Rockcastle River where you can take a stroll down the wildflower trail to see the Virginia Bluebells, find a perfect gift for your mother, nibble on snacks, sip a cup of Archetype Coffee and learn a little something new! 

 

Open from 10 am – 5 pm
Workshops at 11 am, 1 pm and 3 pm (no reservations required!)

 

Open House Bonus:
Free potted plant with every Louisville Stoneware Crock purchase!

 

FREE, no registration requred

606.843.0854

 

Livingston, KY

May 16

Tuesday

Cocktails and Tour of Botherum for the North Shore Garden Club, Oyster Bay, NY (private)

 

Lexington, KY

May 19

Friday

Winner of auction benefitting America in Bloom

Private Garden Tour during the day and dinner at Botherum that evening.

(private)

 

Lexington, KY

May 20

Saturday

Anderson County Humane Society Garden Party

www.andersonhumane.org

502.839.8339

 

Lawrenceburg, KY

May 26-28

Friday - Sunday

Southern Historic Garden Tour

Tours of Botherum and Old Taylor Distillery, lectures, cocktail parties

(private)

 

Lexington, KY

May 27

Saturday

Southern Garden History Society Tour of Old Taylor Distillery (private)

For information visit southerngardenhistory.org

 

Frankfurt, KY

May 27

Saturday

Southern Garden History Society Tour of Botherum (private)

For information visit southerngardenhistory.org

 

Lexington, KY

May 30

Tuesday

2017 Ida Lee Willis Memorial Foundation Historic Preservation Awards (private)

 

Frankfort, KY

June 1

Thursday

Tour and Cocktails in the Garden at Botherum for Bayer Group/Summit at Fritz Farm (private)

 

Lexington, KY

June 2

Friday

6:00 pm

Grand Opening Dinner of Ted Turner’s Montana Grill in Summit at Fritz Farm (private)

Lexington, KY

June 5

Monday

Highest Bidder of the Heart Ball Day Trip (private)

($25,000 for the trip, all going to the Heart Association!)

Helicopter ride from Botherum to Walnut Groves Farm to Maker’s Mark and back, including a private tour of Jerry and Linda Bruckheimer’s farm and a personal tour by Rob Samuels of Maker’s Mark Distillery, all guided by Jon Carloftis and Dale Fisher.

Lexington, Bloomfield, Loretto, KY

June 9

Friday

 

KET 29th annual Summer Celebration

Donamire Horse Farm

Jon Carloftis Fine Gardens is a major sponsor this year. Tickets still available!

www.ket.org/support/events/summer-celebration

 

 

 

Lexington, KY

June 16

Friday

Tour and Supper at Botherum (private)

Winners of Blue Grass Trust Auction Item

Lexington, KY

June 27

Tuesday

Proud/Downtown Lexington restaurants cocktail party at Botherum (private)

Lexington, KY

July 13

Thursday

Louisville Women’s Club Garden (private)

Tour of Botherum, lunch on rooftop at Dudley’s in the Jon Carloftis Fine Gardens roof terrace (private)

Lexington, KY

September 14

Thursday

11:00 am

Kentucky Master Gardener Conference

“Roof Gardens”

Scott County Extension Office

 

 

 

Georgetown, KY

September 16

Saturday

Winterthur Travel Group. Tour of Botherum and Cocktails. Dinner at Dudley Roof Garden. (private)

Lexington, KY

September 22

Thursday

International Women’s Forum (private)

Cocktails and Tour of Botherum and Gardens. Supper at Botherum.

Lexington, KY

September 26

Tuesday

Noon

Garden Tour of Carloftis Garden at EKU to the Richmond Garden Club. (private)

Lexington, KY

September 28

Thursday

6–8 pm

Cocktail Party at Botherum benefiting Ronald McDonald House Life Members (private)

Lexington, KY

November 9

Thursday

Christmas Holiday Ideas at Louisville Stoneware

Invitation only

 

Louisville, KY

November 17 & 18

Friday & Saturday

10am, 12pm, 2pm

RRTC Christmas Open House

Join us for informal talks, tours and great ideas on how to decoration for the Holidays.

FREE, no registration requred

606.843.0854

 

Livingston, KY