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September 29, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Sip and Stroll: A Discussion of Design

Fall Gardening Saturday Class
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Join us in the evening hours to sip a signature drink and tour Mt. Cuba’s gardens. Following years of fascination with creative cocktails and mixology, Diane Keesee uses foraged ingredients from common plants in the area for a new twist in mixology. With a signature cocktail in hand, celebrate the success of completed garden projects and learn about future garden developments with Mt. Cuba’s director of horticulture, George Coombs. (Ages 21 and over)

This program takes place in person at Mt. Cuba Center on Friday, September 29, 2023.

About the Instructors:
George Coombs, Director of Horticulture at Mt. Cuba Center, leads a team of horticulturists, arborists, and grounds maintenance technicians who cultivate and improve formal and naturalistic gardens and play a pivotal role in the implementation of Mt. Cuba Center’s long-range master plan. George produced award winning reports on native plant research as the former Manager of Horticultural Research at Mt Cuba Center and introduced four new Coreopsis cultivars. He holds a degree of Plant Science from the University of Delaware with a focus in landscape horticulture.

Diane Keesee has a passion for creating interesting signature cocktails, spirit infusions, shrubs, and bitters, using unique seasonal ingredients. She has been involved in hospitality management and the beverage industry for more than 20 years, including having worked for Greenville Country Club and Vicmead Hunt Club.

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