2009 marked the first year the Garden Writers Association held their annual conference in Raleigh, NC. The conference utilized the new Convention Center in downtown Raleigh, where more than 600 garden writers from across the country and Canada enjoyed our southern hospitality, food, farmer’s market, arboretum and botanical gardens, and of course, the private gardens.
I was honored when the garden selection committee asked if my garden, Helen’s Haven, would participate on the garden tour.
Mayor Meeker spoke to an eager audience anxious to hear about the good going on in our fine city. Raleigh was well received.
Pam Beck (always wearing a smile), our Chair for the GWA local committee and Helen Yoest being entertained by Brent Heath of Brent and Becky's Bulbs
Tour go-ers were also welcomed by the Raleigh Garden Club in way of cookies for each guest. Thank you Raleigh Garden Club!
Friends who have written about Helen’s Haven include Shawna Coronado, C.L Fornari and Freda Cameron. Here are:
Whole Life Gardening
Gardening With Confidence